Businesses and Professions
Dentists and Dental Hygienists
R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-31.1-28
§ 5-31.1-28. Hospital disciplinary powers.
(a) The board of trustees of a hospital or other appropriate authority licensed pursuant to the laws of the state is authorized to suspend, deny, revoke, or curtail the staff privileges of any staff member for good cause which includes the grounds specified in § 5-31.1-10 for unprofessional conduct; provided, that the procedures for those actions comply with the procedures, if any, that are outlined by the joint commission for accreditation of hospitals.
(b) There is no liability on the part of and no cause of action of any nature arises against any hospital, hospital board of trustees, or any hospital medical staff committee, where instituted by hospital bylaws, for any action taken in good faith in carrying out the provisions of this chapter.
(c) Any disciplinary action against a dentist or dental hygienist that involves loss of privileges, including for administrative reasons, shall promptly be reported to the board of examiners in dentistry by the hospital.
History of Section.
P.L. 1987, ch. 358, § 2.