Title 5
Businesses and Professions

Chapter 44

R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-44-18

§ 5-44-18. Grounds for discipline.

The board has the power to deny, revoke, or suspend any license issued by the department in accordance with this chapter, or to discipline a psychologist upon proof that the person:

(1) Is guilty of fraud or deceit in procuring or attempting to procure a license or temporary license;

(2) Is guilty of a felony or of a crime of immorality;

(3) Is habitually intemperate or is addicted to the use of habit-forming drugs;

(4) Is mentally incompetent;

(5) Is incompetent or negligent in the practice of psychology and has violated the provisions of this chapter or the rules and regulations promulgated hereunder;

(6) Has violated the ethical principles governing psychologists and the practice of psychology, as adopted by the board and in force at the time a charge is made regardless of whether or not the person is a member of any national, regional, or state psychological association; provided, that those ethical principles are a national recognized standard; and departure from or the failure to conform to the minimal standards of acceptable and prevailing psychology practice;

(7) Has practiced as a psychologist or has performed the duties of a psychologist without proper supervision by a psychologist licensed under this chapter unless specifically exempted by this chapter;

(8) Has had his or her license revoked, suspended, privileges limited, or other disciplinary action in another state or jurisdiction, including the voluntary surrender of a license;

(9) Has failed to furnish the department or its legal representative information requested by the board as part of a disciplinary action.

History of Section.
P.L. 1969, ch. 233, § 2; P.L. 1983, ch. 253, § 16; P.L. 1999, ch. 465, § 7; P.L. 2008, ch. 303, § 1; P.L. 2008, ch. 416, § 1.