Rhode Island

Rhode Island has no DPC laws at present.  Be sure to review the Rhode Island Insurance Code and the medical practice act (CHAPTER 5-37 Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline Index Of Sections)when planning your DPC practice. Physicians will want to review the regulations discussed by the Physician Licensing Section of the Rhode Island Department of Health. We have not been able to locate any specific statements regarding dispensing medications, but this Fee Splitting statement is available. Restrictive covenants (noncompete clauses) are not enforceable in Rhode Island.