Title 23
Health and Safety

Chapter 17
Licensing of Healthcare Facilities

R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-17-43

§ 23-17-43. Charity care requirements.

Any new hospital or freestanding emergency-care facility licensee shall meet the statewide community standard for the provision of charity-care services as a condition of initial and continued licensure. That standard shall be consistent with guidelines established by the legislature in the charters of the existing hospitals in the state that hold charters from the legislature.

History of Section.
P.L. 1996, ch. 433, § 4; P.L. 2016, ch. 417, § 1; P.L. 2016, ch. 418, § 1.