Title 5
Businesses and Professions

Chapter 36.1
License of Naturopathy Act of 2017

R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-36.1-9

§ 5-36.1-9. Board of licensure.

(a) The director of the department of health, with the approval of the governor, shall appoint a board consisting of five (5) persons, all residents of the state, to constitute a board of licensure for naturopathy with the duties, powers, and authority as stated in this chapter, and that board shall be composed of the following:

(1) Two (2) members who shall be licensed physicians under chapter 37 of this title who have been actively engaged in the practice of medicine;

(2) One member who is a representative of the general public not employed in any health-related field; and

(3) Two (2) members who shall be doctors of naturopathy meeting the qualifications for licensure under this chapter.

(b) Members shall be appointed for terms of three (3) years each with no member serving more than two (2) consecutive terms.

(c) In their initial appointment, the director shall designate the members of the board of licensure as follows: three (3) members to serve for terms of three (3) years; and two (2) members to serve for a term of two (2) years.

(d) The director of the department of health may remove any member of the board for cause.

(e) Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired portion of any term in the same manner as the original appointment.

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