Title 5
Businesses and Professions

Chapter 54
Physician Assistants

R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-54-24

§ 5-54-24. Requirements relating to professional conduct.

The board shall receive and maintain a confidential file which shall be available to the board to precipitate or aid in their investigations. The information shall also be available to licensed healthcare facilities including health-maintenance organizations in connection with the granting of staff privileges and to the individual physician assistants themselves. The file shall contain the following information:

(1) Cases of malpractice suits against physician assistants as reported to the board by insurers and self-insurers;

(2) Cases of malpractice suits that result in allegations being dropped, a dismissal, a settlement, or court judgment or arbitration award adverse to the physician assistant;

(3) Reports by any hospital or state or local professional medical association/society of disciplinary action taken against any physician assistant. This should also include any resignation of a physician assistant if related to unprofessional conduct as defined in law or any withdrawal of an application for hospital privileges relating to unprofessional conduct;

(4) Reports by state and federal courts of physician assistants found guilty of a felony;

(5) Reports by professional review organizations and third-party health insurers of sanctions imposed on a physician assistant;

(6) The file may contain any other data that the board by reasonable rule or regulation deems appropriate.

History of Section.
P.L. 1998, ch. 364, § 2.