Title 5
Businesses and Professions

Chapter 71
Licensure of Interpreters for the Deaf

R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-71-13

§ 5-71-13. Grounds for suspension or revocation of licenses.

(a) The board may recommend to the director of the department of health the issuance, renewal, or revocation of a license, or suspension, placement on probation, censure or reprimand a licensee, or any other disciplinary action that the board may deem appropriate, for conduct that may result from, but not necessarily be limited to:

(1) Obtaining his or her license by means of fraud, misrepresentation, or concealment of material facts;

(2) Being guilty of fraud, misrepresentation, concealment, or material misstatement of facts or deceit in connection with his or her services rendered as an interpreter;

(3) Being guilty of unprofessional conduct as defined by the rules established by the department in consultation with the board, and/or violating any standard of professional or ethical conduct adopted by the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf;

(4) Violating the continuing education requirements of this chapter, as defined in § 5-71-9(e), and rules and regulations as promulgated by the department;

(5) Violating any lawful order, or any provision of this chapter or of the rules or regulations promulgated in this chapter;

(6) Aiding or assisting another person in violating any provision of this chapter or any rule or regulation adopted under this chapter;

(7) Departure from or failure to conform to the current standards of acceptable and prevailing practice of interpreting.

(b) Working under a license that is expired or on inactive status, working under a license when certification is expired or on inactive status, and practicing interpreting without being exempt under § 5-71-10 shall be considered to be practicing without a license.

(c) The department shall respond to all recommendations from the board under this section within thirty (30) calendar days.

History of Section.
P.L. 1996, ch. 151, § 1; P.L. 2006, ch. 261, § 1; P.L. 2006, ch. 277, § 1; P.L. 2011, ch. 160, § 1; P.L. 2011, ch. 169, § 1; P.L. 2015, ch. 164, § 2; P.L. 2015, ch. 188, § 2.