State Regulations

Selected Rhode Island Statute Links.

Courtesy Michael Tauber, Esq. & NASW - RI Staff

I. This is a link to the Confidentiality of Health Care Communications and Information Act which applies to health care providers (including mental health practitioners) generally:

http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE5/5-37.3/5-37.3-4.HTM

II. This is a link to a portion of the social worker privilege statute. It applies to social workers. There are other statutes that apply to psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and chemical dependency professionals:

http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE5/5-39.1/5-39.1-4.HTM

III. This is a link to a portion of the Mental Health Law. It applies to hospitals and programs that are given facility status by the Department of Mental Health, Retardation and Hospitals:

http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE40.1/40.1-5/40.1-5-26.HTM

Social Work Regulations

Division of Professional Regulation RI Dept. of Health

3 Capitol Hill, Rm 104 
Providence, RI 02908
(401) 222-5960 
www.health.ri.gov