Businesses and Professions

Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline

SECTION 5-37-10

§ 5-37-10. Annual registration – Physicians – Hospitals.

(a) Effective beginning in calendar year 2004, on or before the first day of March in each year, the board shall mail an application for biannual registration to every person to whom a license to practice medicine in this state has been granted by the licensing authority in the state. Every licensed person who intends to engage in the practice of his or her profession during the ensuing two (2) year period shall register his or her license by submitting to the board, on or before June 1, the application, executed together with the registration form, and fee as established by regulation by the director of the department of health. Upon receipt of the application and fee the board shall issue a registration certificate effective July 1 and expiring two (2) years following on June 30. The registration certificate renders the holder a registered practitioner of medicine for that registration period. Effective beginning in calendar year 2004, any references in this chapter to annual registration or annual limited registration shall be interpreted to mean biannual registration and biannual limited registration, respectively.

(b) The registration certificate of all physicians whose renewals accompanied by the prescribed fee are not completed and filed on or before the first day of July shall automatically lapse. The board may, in its discretion and upon the payment by the physician of the current registration fee plus an additional fee as set forth in § 23-1-54, reinstate any certificate lapsed under the provisions of this section.

(c) Hospitals shall, on or before the first day of December of each year, submit an application and annual fee to the board as a condition of rendering hospital services in the state. The form of application and fee shall be as the director, by regulation, establishes; provided, that the ratio of payment between hospital per bed licensing fees and the combined licensing and board of medical licensure and discipline fees paid by physicians remain the same as the ratio that existed as of January 1, 1987. All fees collected pursuant to this section shall be deposited as general revenues.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1938, ch. 275, § 30; P.L. 1954, ch. 3409, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 5-37-10; P.L. 1960, ch. 76, § 19; P.L. 1961, ch. 60, § 1; P.L. 1977, ch. 138, § 1; P.L. 1978, ch. 364, § 1; P.L. 1986, ch. 301, § 5; P.L. 1993, ch. 300, § 1; P.L. 1995, ch. 104, § 1; P.L. 1995, ch. 370, art. 40, § 19; P.L. 1998, ch. 65, § 1; P.L. 2003, ch. 249, § 1; P.L. 2003, ch. 339, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 73, art. 39, § 10; P.L. 2012, ch. 241, art. 9, § 12.)