Healthcare License Information

Our licensing standards for healthcare providers and healthcare facilities promote public health in Rhode Island by ensuring that all licensees meet established benchmarks for quality and expertise. These licensing standards are set and enforced by both the department and advisory boards comprised of subject matter experts. In some instances, the federal government also contributes to licensing processes for major healthcare facilities. We license: access to care, acute and emergency care, mental health and counseling, nursing, pharmacies and pharmaceutical care, primary, residential, rehabilitative / long term, specialty care and x-ray equipment.

Access to Care

What we License Applications Licensing Authority Legal Authority
Health Plans Application Program Regulations
Health Plan, Assurances Application Program Regulations
Patient Safety Organizations Application Program Regulations
Utilization Reviews Application Program Regulations
Utilization Review, Assurances Application Program Regulations

Acute and Emergency Care

What we License Applications Licensing Authority Legal Authority
Ambulatory Care, Organized Application Program Regulations
Ambulatory/Surgery Center, Physician/Podiatry Application Program Regulations
Ambulatory Surgical Centers, Freestanding Application Program Regulations
Emergency Medical Technicians Application Board Regulations
EMT, Orotracheal / Endotracheal Intubation Application Board Regulations
EMT Instuctor, Coordinator Application Board Regulations
Emergency Medical Service Application Board Regulations
Emergency Medical Services, Vehicle Application Board Regulations
Emergency Care Facilities, freestanding Application Program Regulations
Hospitals Application Program Regulations

Mental Health & Counseling

What we License Applications Licensing Authority Legal Authority
Chemical Dependency Professionals Application Board Regulations
Marriage and Family Therapists Application Board Regulations
Mental Health Counselors Application

Board Regulations
Psychologists Application Board Regulations
Social Workers Application Board Regulations

Nursing Care

What we License Applications Licensing Authority Legal Authority
Licensed Practical & Registered Nurses by Examination Application Board Join Regulations
Licensed Practical & Registered Nurses, by Endorsement Application Board Join Regulations
Registered Nurse Practitioners Application Board Join Regulations
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists Application Board Join Regulations
Clinical Nurse Specialists Application Board Join Regulations
Nursing Service Agencies Application Program Regulations
Nursing Assistants Application Board Join Regulations
Medication Aides Application Board Regulations

Pharmacies and Pharmaceutical Care

What we License Applications Licensing Authority Legal Authority
Distributors Application Board Regulations
Pharmacists by Exam Application Board Join Regulations
Pharmacists by Reinstatement Application Board Join Regulations
Pharmacists, Preceptor Affidavit Application Board Regulations
Pharmacists, 90 Day Temporary Permit By License Transfer Application Board Regulations
Pharmacy Technicians Application Board Regulations
Pharmacist Interns Application Board Regulations
Pharmacies, Retail Application Board Regulations
Pharmacies, Institutional Application Board Regulations
Pharmacies, Nonresident Application Board Regulations
Pharmacies, Canadian Application Board Regulations

Primary Care

What we License Applications Licensing Authority Legal Authority
Physicians Uniform Application Board Regulations
Physicians Assistants Application Board Join Regulations
School Based Health Centers Application Program Regulations

Residential, Rehabilitative and Long term Care

What we License Applications Licensing Authority Legal Authority
Adult Day Care Application Program Regulations
Assisted Living Residences Application Program Regulations
Assisted Living Residence Administrators Application Board Regulations
Continuing Care Providers Application Program Regulations
Home Care Application Program Regulations
Home Nursing Care Application Program Regulations
Hospice Care, Inpatient Application Program Regulations
Hospice Care, Outpatient Application Program Regulations
Nursing Home Administrators Application Board Regulations
Nursing Home Facilities Application Program Regulations
Rehabilitation Centers, Inpatient Application Program Regulations

Specialty Care

What we License Applications Licensing Authority Legal Authority
Acupuncturists Application Program Regulations
Acupuncturists' Assistants Application Program Regulations
Athletic Trainers Application Board Regulations

Audiologists

Application Board Regulations
Birth Centers, Outpatient Application Program Regulations
Blood Testing/Screening & Drawing Stations Application Program Regulations
Chiropractors Application Board Regulations
Dentists Application Board Regulations
Dentists, Limited Application Board Regulations
Dental Hygienists Application Board Regulations
Dental Volunteers Application Board Regulations
Dental Anesthesiologists Application Board Regulations
Dental Anesthesia Facility Application Board Regulations
Dietitians Application Board Regulations
Funeral Directors / Embalmers Application Board Regulations
Funeral Director Interns Application Board Board
Funeral Establishment or Branch Office Application Board Regulations
Crematory Application Board Regulations
Hearing Aid Dealers Application Board Regulations
Interpreters for the Deaf Application Board Regulations
Kidney Disease Centers, Outpatient Application Program Regulations
Laboratory Science, Clinical Practitioners Application Board Regulations
Laboratory Science, Clinical Laboratories Application Board Regulations
Laboratory Science, Phlebotomy Stations Application Board Regulations
Massage Therapists Application

Program

Regulations
Medical Marijuana Patients Application Program Regulations
Midwives Application Board Regulations
Nuclear Medicine Technologist Application Board Regulations
Nutritionists Application Board Regulations
Occupational Therapists Application Board Regulations
Opticians Application Board Regulations
Optometrists Application Board Regulations
Physical Therapists Application Board Regulations
Podiatrists Application Board Regulations
Podiatrists, Limited Application Board Regulations
Podiatry Facilities, Multi-practice Application Board Regulations
Prosthetists Application Program Law
Quality Professional Test Counselor Application Program Regulations
Radiographer Application Board Regulations
Radiation Therapist Application Board Regulations
Respiratory Care Practitioners Application Board Regulations
Speech Language Pathologists Application Board Regulations
Speech Language Pathologists, Provisional Application Board Regulations
Veterinarians Application Board Join Regulations