Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws 42-72.11-1

  • Administrative penalty: means a monetary penalty not to exceed the civil penalty specified by statute or, where not specified by statute, an amount not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500). See Rhode Island General Laws 42-72.11-1
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Department: means the department of human services. See Rhode Island General Laws 42-72.11-1
  • Director: means the director of the department of human services or his or her duly authorized agent. See Rhode Island General Laws 42-72.11-1
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.

       Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following words, unless the context clearly requires otherwise, shall have the following meanings:

(1) “Administrative penalty” means a monetary penalty not to exceed the civil penalty specified by statute or, where not specified by statute, an amount not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500).

(2) “Citation” means a notice of an assessment of an administrative penalty issued by the director or his or her duly authorized agent.

(3) “Department” means the department of human services.

(4) “Director” means the director of the department of human services or his or her duly authorized agent.

(5) “Person” means any public or private corporation, individual, partnership, association, or other entity that is licensed as a child daycare center, family child daycare home, group family child daycare home or any officer, employee or agent thereof.