Title 5
Businesses and Professions

Chapter 50
Health Clubs

R.I. Gen. Laws 5-50-8



 5-50-8.  Truth in advertising — Posting of rates.


(a) It is unlawful for a seller, his or her agents, employees, or other representatives to misrepresent directly or indirectly in its advertising, promotional materials, or in any other manner:

(1) The size, location(s), facilities, or equipment of the health club;

(2) The nature, extent, and availability of the services, courses, programs, guidance, instruction, counseling, assistance, devices, or methods available at the health club;

(3) The price structure, price discounts, sales, or offers of the health club.

(b) Every health club must clearly post, within twenty-feet (20′) of the main entrance, a schedule of rates that advises buyers and potential buyers of the charges for the use of the health club facilities. The rates will include all renewal and new membership dues and fees.

History of Section.
P.L. 1996, ch. 154, 1; P.L. 2000, ch. 514, 1.