§ 5-69-13. Disciplinary sanctions.
(a) The licensing board may recommend that the director impose any of the following sanctions, singly or in combination, when it finds that a licensee is guilty of any offenses described in this section:
(1) Revocation of the license;
(2) Suspension of the license for any period of time;
(3) Censure of the licensee;
(4) Issue a letter or reprimand;
(5) Place a licensee on probationary status and require the licensee to submit to any of the following:
(i) Report regularly to the licensing board upon matters that are the basis of probation;
(ii) Continue to renew professional education until a satisfactory degree of skill has been attached in those areas that are the basis of probation;
(iii) Attend employee assistance counseling services.
(6) Refuse to renew a license;
(7) Revoke probation which was granted and impose any other discipline provided in this section when the requirements of probation are not fulfilled or have been violated.
(b) The director may reinstate any licensee to good standing under this chapter, if after a hearing the department of health is satisfied that the applicant's renewed practice is in the public interest.
(c) Upon the suspension or revocation of a license issued under this chapter, a licensee shall be required to surrender the license to the director and upon failure to do so, the director shall have the right to seize the license.
(d) The director may make available annually a list of the names and addresses of all licensees under the provisions of this chapter, and of all persons who have been disciplined within the preceding twelve (12) months.
(e) Any persons convicted of violating the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500), imprisonment for not more than one year, or both.
(P.L. 1994, ch. 117, § 1; P.L. 1995, ch. 370, art. 14, § 13; P.L. 2008, ch. 100, art. 11, § 1.)