Title 5
Businesses and Professions

Chapter 91
Interstate Medical Licensure Compact [Expires July 1, 2025.]

R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-91-16

§ 5-91-16. Oversight of interstate compact. [Expires July 1, 2025.]

(a) The executive, legislative, and judicial branches of state government in each member state shall enforce the compact and shall take all actions necessary and appropriate to effectuate the compact’s purposes and intent. The provisions of the compact and the rules promulgated hereunder shall have standing as statutory law but shall not override existing state authority to regulate the practice of medicine.

(b) All courts shall take judicial notice of the compact and the rules in any judicial or administrative proceeding in a member state pertaining to the subject matter of the compact which may affect the powers, responsibilities or actions of the interstate commission.

(c) The interstate commission shall be entitled to receive all services of process in any such proceeding, and shall have standing to intervene in the proceeding for all purposes. Failure to provide service of process to the interstate commission shall render a judgment or order void as to the interstate commission, the compact, or promulgated rules.

History of Section.
P.L. 2022, ch. 284, § 1, effective June 29, 2022; P.L. 2022, ch. 285, § 1, effective June 29, 2022.