Enforcement of Executive Orders


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6.3Inspections and Enforcement

6.4Universal Practices

6.6 Other Remedies

6.7 Severability

Title 216 Department of Health
Chapter 10 Public Health Administration
Subchapter 05 Practices and Procedures
Part 6 Enforcement of Executive Orders
Type of Filing Amendment
Regulation Status Inactive
Effective 12/29/2021 to 04/21/2022

Regulation Authority:

R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-8-1 et seq.
R.I. Gen. Laws § 30-1-15 et seq.
R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-1-1 et seq.
Executive Order 21-116

Purpose and Reason:

To restrict the spread of COVID-19 and assure the public health, safety, and welfare by promoting compliance and deterring noncompliance with Executive Orders. 

Editorial Notes:

The ineffective date of this amendment was altered at the request of the agency to match the ineffective date of the original emergency adoption.

Brief statement of Reason for Finding Imminent Peril:

COVID-19, the new disease caused by novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, has been deemed a global pandemic. It continues to spread and threatens to overwhelm the state’s ability to respond. Since late summer 2021, Rhode Island has had a high transmission rate of COVID-19; as of December 20, 2021, Rhode Island has been averaging 727 cases per 100,000 persons in the past seven days. New weekly hospitalizations have nearly tripled between mid-November 2021 and mid-December 2021. Aggressive and sustained efforts are necessary to slow the spread of COVID-19 to lessen the strain on our health care system. Protective measures must be followed and implemented for individuals and establishments to continue operations so that the public is protected. By promoting compliance of COVID-19 Executive Orders through regulations that provide explanations and guidance, the public’s health, safety and welfare can be assured.