TITLE 5
Businesses and Professions

CHAPTER 5-37
Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline

SECTION 5-37-6


§ 5-37-6 Subpoenas – Contempt.

Subpoenas may be issued by the board or the board's constituted committees to compel the production of documents or other written records, or the attendance and testimony of witnesses, at any investigation or hearing. The board shall also issue subpoenas at the request and on behalf of the accused. If any person refuses to obey a subpoena or answer any proper question put to him or her during the hearing or proceeding, the superior court has jurisdiction, upon application by the board, to issue to that person an order requiring him or her to appear before the board or its hearing committee, to produce evidence if ordered, or to give testimony concerning the matter under investigation. Any failure to obey the order of the court may be punished by the court as civil contempt.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 165, § 5; P.L. 1901, ch. 926, § 2; C.P.A. 1905, § 1221; G.L. 1909, ch. 193, § 5; G.L. 1923, ch. 159, § 5; P.L. 1927, ch. 1029, § 2; G.L. 1938, ch. 275, § 5; impl. am. P.L. 1949, ch. 2228, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 5-37-6; P.L. 1986, ch. 301, § 5.)