TITLE 5
Businesses and Professions

CHAPTER 5-37
Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline

SECTION 5-37-4


§ 5-37-4 Refusal of licensure.

(a) The director at the direction of the board shall, after notice and hearing, in accordance with the procedures established in §§ 5-37-5.2 – 5-37-6.2, refuse to grant the original license provided for in this chapter to any physician and/or applicant:

(1) Who is not of good moral character;

(2) Who does not meet the requirements for licensure prescribed in this chapter, regulations established by the board, and/or regulations promulgated by the director;

(3) Who has violated any laws involving moral turpitude or affecting the ability of any physician and/or applicant to practice medicine; or

(4) Who has been found guilty in another state of conduct which, if committed in Rhode Island, would constitute unprofessional conduct as defined in § 5-37-5.1 and regulations adopted under that section.

(b) The director shall serve a copy of his or her decision or ruling upon any person whose original certificate has been refused.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 165, § 5; P.L. 1901, ch. 926, § 2; G.L. 1909, ch. 193, § 5; G.L. 1923, ch. 159, § 5; P.L. 1927, ch. 1029, § 2; G.L. 1938, ch. 275, § 5; G.L. 1956, § 5-37-4; P.L. 1962, ch. 85, § 1; P.L. 1976, ch. 244, § 2; P.L. 1986, ch. 301, § 5.)