Title 5
Businesses and Professions

Chapter 36.1
License of Naturopathy Act of 2017

R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-36.1-15

§ 5-36.1-15. Unprofessional conduct.

The following conduct, and conduct set forth by the department of health, by a person licensed under this chapter or an applicant for licensure constitutes unprofessional conduct:

(1) Failing to use a complete or accurate title in professional activity;

(2) Failure to conform to the provisions of the collaboration and consultation agreement;

(3) Acts of gross misconduct in the practice of their profession or gross or repeated malpractice or the failure to practice naturopathy with the level of care, skill, and treatment that is recognized by a reasonably prudent similar doctor of naturopathy as being acceptable under similar conditions and circumstances;

(4) Harassing, intimidating, or abusing a patient;

(5) Agreeing with any other person or organization, or subscribing to any code of ethics or organizational bylaws, when the intent or primary effect of that agreement, code, or bylaw is to restrict or limit the flow of information concerning alleged or suspected unprofessional conduct to the board;

(6) Abandonment of a patient;

(7) Gross overcharging for professional services on repeated occasions, including filing of false statements for collection of fees for which services were not rendered;

(8) Sexual harassment of a patient;

(9) Engaging in an inappropriate sexual act with a patient;

(10) Willful misrepresentation in treatments;

(11) Practicing naturopathy in an area or areas of specialty in which the licensee is not trained to practice.

History of Section.
P.L. 2017, ch. 230, § 1; P.L. 2017, ch. 329, § 1.