§ 23-17.8-1 Definitions
§ 23-17.8-2 Duty to report
§ 23-17.8-3 Penalty – Failure to report
§ 23-17.8-3.1 Physician’s, certified registered nurse practitioner’s and physician assistant’s report of examination – Duty of facility
§ 23-17.8-4 Immunity from liability
§ 23-17.8-5 Non-retaliation or discrimination
§ 23-17.8-6 Abrogation of privilege
§ 23-17.8-7 Notice – Posting provisions
§ 23-17.8-7.1 Penalty – Failure to post requirements
§ 23-17.8-8 Requirements additional
§ 23-17.8-9 Duties of the directors of the department of health and the department of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals
§ 23-17.8-10 Penalties
§ 23-17.8-10.1 License revocation
§ 23-17.8-11 Records of the department of health
§ 23-17.8-12 Records of the department of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals
§ 23-17.8-13 Use of photostatic copies
§ 23-17.8-14 Severability

Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws > Chapter 23-17.8 - Abuse in Healthcare Facilities

  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • 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.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • in writing: include printing, engraving, lithographing, and photo-lithographing, and all other representations of words in letters of the usual form. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-16
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • 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.
  • person: extends to and includes co-partnerships and bodies corporate and politic. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-6
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.