Businesses and Professions
Licensing of Applied Behavior Analysts
R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-86-16
§ 5-86-16. Grounds for discipline.
The board has the power to deny, revoke, or suspend any license issued by the department in accordance with this chapter, or to discipline a licensee upon proof that the person:
(1) Is guilty of fraud or deceit in procuring, or attempting to procure, a license or temporary license;
(2) Is guilty of a felony or of a crime of immorality;
(3) Is habitually intemperate or is addicted to the use of habit-forming drugs;
(4) Is mentally incompetent;
(5) Is incompetent or negligent in the practice of applied behavior analysis as determined by the Rhode Island applied behavior analyst licensing board;
(6) Has not fulfilled the required continuing-education requirements as determined by the Rhode Island applied behavior analysis licensing board;
(7) Has violated the ethical principles governing applied behavior analysts and the practice of applied behavior analysis, as adopted by the board and in force at the time a charge is made, provided that those ethical principles are a nationally recognized standard;
(8) Has practiced as a licensed applied behavior assistant analyst or has performed the duties of a licensed applied behavior assistant analyst without proper supervision by a licensed applied behavior analyst pursuant to § 5-86-26;
(9) Has had their license revoked, suspended, privileges limited, or other disciplinary action in another state or jurisdiction, including the voluntary surrender of a license; or
(10) Has failed to furnish the department or its legal representative information requested by the board as part of a disciplinary action.
History of Section.
P.L. 2012, ch. 318, § 1; P.L. 2012, ch. 338, § 1.