Title 16

Chapter 12
Rights and Duties of Teachers Generally

R.I. Gen. Laws § 16-12-10

§ 16-12-10. Immunity for reports of suspected substance abuse.

Any teacher, school administrator, school guidance counselor, school psychologist, school drug counselor, school nurse, supervisor of attendance, attendance teacher, or attendance officer having reasonable cause to suspect that an elementary or secondary school student is abusing a controlled substance or alcohol, or is under the influence of a dangerous drug or alcohol, or has in his or her possession a controlled substance or alcohol, who reports this information to the appropriate elementary or secondary school officials pursuant to the school’s drug policy, or if the school has no drug policy to the school’s principal or the parents of the student under eighteen (18) years of age, or to a police agency, shall have immunity from any civil liability that might otherwise be incurred or imposed as a result of the making of the report.

History of Section.
P.L. 1976, ch. 323, § 1; P.L. 1987, ch. 317, § 1.