Title 5
Businesses and Professions

Chapter 39.1
License Procedure for Social Workers

R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-39.1-13

§ 5-39.1-13. Disciplinary sanctions.

(a) The board may recommend that the director impose any of the following sanctions, singly or in combination, when it finds that a licensee is guilty of any offenses described in § 5-39.1-10:

(1) Revoke the license;

(2) Suspend the license for any period of time;

(3) Censure the licensee;

(4) Issue a letter of reprimand;

(5) Place a licensee on probationary status and require the licensee to submit to any of the following:

(i) Report regularly to the board upon matters that are the basis of probation;

(ii) Continue to renew professional education until a satisfactory degree of skill has been attained in those areas that are the basis of probation;

(6) Refuse to renew a license; or

(7) Revoke probation that has been granted and impose any other discipline provided in this section when the requirements of probation have not been fulfilled or have been violated.

(b) The board may recommend that the director reinstate any licensee to good standing under this chapter, if, after a hearing, the board is satisfied that the applicant’s renewed practice is in the public interest.

(c) Upon the suspension or revocation of a license issued under this chapter, a licensee shall be required to surrender the license or registration to the director, and upon failure to do so, the director has the right to seize the license or registration.

(d) The director shall make available annually a list of the names and addresses of all licensees under the provisions of this chapter, and of all persons who have been disciplined within the preceding twelve (12) months.

(e) Any person convicted of violating the provisions of this chapter or a rule promulgated under this chapter is guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000).

History of Section.
P.L. 1994, ch. 77, § 2; P.L. 1994, ch. 102, § 2.