Title 16

Chapter 21
Health and Safety of Pupils

R.I. Gen. Laws § 16-21-38

§ 16-21-38. Availability of feminine hygiene products.

(a) By the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year, all public schools maintaining any combination of classes from grade five (5) through grade twelve (12), inclusive, shall make feminine hygiene products available in the school as follows:

(1) Feminine products shall be available in all gender-neutral bathrooms and any bathroom designated for females;

(2) Feminine products shall be available at no cost to students.

(b) For the purposes of this section, “feminine hygiene products” includes tampons and sanitary napkins.

History of Section.
P.L. 2021, ch. 154, § 1, effective July 2, 2021; P.L. 2021, ch. 155, § 1, effective July 2, 2021.