(a) A physician or other medical provider who alleges a violation of this act may bring a civil action for appropriate injunctive relief, actual and punitive damages and costs including reasonable attorney fees.
Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws 27-18-47. Additional relief and damages -- Reinstatement
- damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
- provider: means a health care professional or a health care facility. See Rhode Island General Laws 27-18-1.1
(b) An action commenced pursuant to this chapter may be brought in the superior court for the county where the alleged violation occurred, the county where the complainant resides or the county in which the insurer maintains its principal place of business.
(c) The court rendering a judgment in an action under this act shall order, as the court considers appropriate, reinstatement of the provider agreement.
(P.L. 1997, ch. 167, § 1.)