Businesses and Professions
R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-40-5
§ 5-40-5. Board of physical therapy — General powers.
The board is authorized to recommend to the director of the department of health for his or her approval the adoption and revision of rules and regulations, not inconsistent with law, that are necessary to enable it to carry into effect the provisions of this chapter. The board shall recommend for licensure only qualified applicants. The board shall review applicants at least twice a year. The board shall recommend the tests that applicants for licensure take. The department shall adopt policies to be followed in the examination, licensure, and renewal of license of duly qualified applicants. The board shall conduct hearings upon charges calling for the discipline of a licensee or revocation of a license. The department has the power to issue subpoenas and compel the attendance of witnesses and administer oaths to persons giving testimony at hearings. The board or the director of the department of health shall prosecute all persons violating this chapter and has the power to incur necessary expenses of prosecution. The board shall keep a record of all of its proceedings. The board may utilize other persons as necessary to carry on the work of the board.
History of Section.
P.L. 1982, ch. 261, § 2; P.L. 2003, ch. 133, § 1; P.L. 2003, ch. 152, § 1.