Title 5
Businesses and Professions

Chapter 63.2
Mental Health Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists

R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-63.2-6

§ 5-63.2-6. General powers of board.

The board is authorized to recommend to the director of the department of health, for his or her approval, the adoption, and from time to time, the revision of the rules and regulations not inconsistent with law that may be necessary to enable it to carry into effect the provisions of this chapter. The board shall recommend for licensure at least twice a year. It shall determine the tests that applicants for licensure take. The division of professional regulation shall adopt policies to be followed in the examination, licensure, and renewal of licenses of qualified applicants. The board shall conduct hearings upon charges calling for the discipline of a licensed clinical mental health counselor or licensed marriage and family therapist or for revocation of a license. The administrator of professional regulation 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 cause the prosecution of all persons violating this chapter and has the power to incur the necessary expenses for the prosecution. The board shall make provisions for continuing educational requirements for licensure. The board shall keep a record of all its proceedings.

History of Section.
P.L. 1996, ch. 85, § 2.