Title 5
Businesses and Professions

Chapter 48
Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-48-13

§ 5-48-13. Revocation and suspension procedure — Reinstatement.

(a)(1) Notice, in writing, of a contemplated revocation or suspension of a license, of this particular cause, and of the date of a hearing, shall be sent by registered or certified mail to the licensee at his or her last known address at least fifteen (15) days before the date of the hearing.

(2) The individual against whom a charge is filed has the right to appear before the board in person or by counsel, or both; may produce witnesses and evidence on his or her behalf; and may question witnesses.

(3) No license shall be revoked or suspended without a hearing, but the nonappearance of the licensee, after notice, shall not prevent a hearing.

(4) All matters upon which the decision is based shall be introduced in evidence at the proceeding.

(5) The licensee shall be notified, in writing, of the board’s decision.

(6) The board may make any rules and regulations that it deems proper for the filing of charges and the conduct of hearings.

(b) After issuing an order of revocation or suspension, the board may also file a petition in equity in the superior court in a county in which the respondent resides or transacts business, to ensure appropriate injunctive relief to expedite and secure the enforcement of its order, pending the final determination.

(c) An application for reinstatement may be made to the board, which may, upon the affirmative vote of at least the majority of its members, grant a reinstatement.

History of Section.
P.L. 1973, ch. 143, § 1; P.L. 1991, ch. 329, § 1.