§ 23-74-1 Definitions and applicability
§ 23-74-2 Maltreatment of minors prohibited
§ 23-74-3 Professional accountability
§ 23-74-4 Prohibited conduct
§ 23-74-5 Less customary approach
§ 23-74-6 Evidence in actions
§ 23-74-7 Examination access of medical data
§ 23-74-8 Disciplinary actions
§ 23-74-9 Discovery – Subpoenas
§ 23-74-10 Hearings
§ 23-74-11 Suspension
§ 23-74-12 Licensed or regulated practitioners
§ 23-74-13 Additional remedies
§ 23-74-14 Unlicensed health care client bill of rights

Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws > Chapter 23-74 - Unlicensed Health Care Practices

  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Cross examine: Questioning of a witness by the attorney for the other side.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • director of health: means the director of the department of health or the director's designee;

    (2)  "Unlicensed health care client" means an individual who receives services from an unlicensed health care practitioner;

    (3)  "Unlicensed health care practices" means the broad domain of unlicensed healing methods and treatments, including, but not limited to: (i) acupressure; (ii) Alexander technique; (iii) aroma therapy; (iv) ayurveda; (v) cranial sacral therapy; (vi) crystal therapy; (vii) detoxification practices and therapies; (viii) energetic healing; (ix) rolfing; (x) Gerson therapy and colostrum therapy; (xi) therapeutic touch; (xii) herbology or herbalism; (xiii) polarity therapy; (xiv) homeopathy; (xv) nondiagnostic iridology; (xvi) body work; (xvii) reiki; (xviii) mind-body healing practices; (ixx) naturopathy; and (xx) Qi Gong energy healing. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-74-1

  • 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.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • 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.
  • person: may be construed to extend to and include 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.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • seal: shall be construed to include an impression of the seal made with or without the use of wax or wafer on the paper. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-15
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • United States: include the several states and the territories of the United States. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-8
  • Unlicensed health care practitioner: means a person who:

    (i)  Is not licensed by a health-related licensing board or the director of health; or holds a license issued by a health-related licensing board or the department of health in this state, but does not hold oneself out to the public as being licensed or registered by the director or a health-related licensing board when engaging in unlicensed health care;

    (ii)  Has not had a license issued by a health-related licensing board or the director of health revoked or suspended without reinstatement unless the right to engage in unlicensed health care practices has been established by order of the director of health;

    (iii)  Is engaging in unlicensed health care practices; and

    (iv)  Is providing unlicensed health care services for remuneration or is holding oneself out to the public as a practitioner of unlicensed health care practices. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-74-1

  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.