2017 Rhode Island General Laws
Title 23 - Health and Safety
Chapter 23-16.4 - Human Cloning
Section 23-16.4-3 - Penalties.
§ 23-16.4-3. Penalties.
(a) For violations of § 23-16.4-1 the director of the department of health may, after appropriate notice and opportunity for a hearing, by order, levy administrative penalties as follows:
(1) If the violator is a corporation, firm, clinic, hospital, laboratory, or research facility, by a civil penalty of not more than one million dollars ($1,000,000), or the applicable amount under subdivision (a)(3), whichever is greater.
(2) If the violator is an individual or an employee of the firm, clinic, hospital, laboratory, or research facility acting without the authorization of the firm, clinic, hospital, or research facility, by a civil penalty of not more than two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000) or the applicable amount under subdivision (a)(3), whichever is greater.
(3) If any violator derives pecuniary gain from a violation of this section, the violator may be assessed a civil penalty of not more than an amount equal to the amount of the gross gain multiplied by two (2).
(c) The administrative penalties provided in this section shall be paid to the general fund.
(c) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to give any person a private right of action.
History of Section.
(P.L. 1998, ch. 189, § 1.)