§ 5-37.2-7. Powers of department.
For the purpose of conducting its responsibilities under this chapter, the department shall:
(1) Engage persons of established reputation and known ability in acupuncture and Oriental medicine as consultants to the department; the Rhode Island Society of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and any other professional association of acupuncture and Oriental medicine are designated as appropriate bodies with which the department shall consult for referral of consultants and other assistance to the department.
(2) Maintain an office in the state to carry out the provisions of this chapter;
(3) Promulgate rules and regulations, or either of them, not inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter. These rules and regulations may include a code of ethics regulating the professional conduct of licensees; and
(4) Compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of evidence by subpoena and administer oaths.
(P.L. 1978, ch. 287, § 1; P.L. 1979, ch. 395, § 1; P.L. 1985, ch. 181, art. 18, § 2; P.L. 1987, ch. 422, § 2; P.L. 1998, ch. 450, § 1; P.L. 2015, ch. 140, § 2; P.L. 2015, ch. 150, § 2.)