Assault of Health Care Providers or Emergency Services Medical Personnel in Rhode Island
Assault of Health Care Providers or Emergency Services Medical Personnel in Rhode Island is a very serious charge which can result in jail sentences, a felony conviction, fines, and potentially have lifelong consequences. If you are charged with Assault of Health Care Providers or Emergency Services Medical Personnel, it is important to ensure your rights are protected by working with an experienced Rhode Island criminal defense attorney. Our attorneys have extensive experience with assault cases, call our team today at 401-230-5520.
What are the Penalties for Assault of a Health Care Provider?
If you are convicted of with Assault of a Health Care Provider you may be subject to the following penalties:
- Up to 3 years jail
- Up to a $1,500 fine
- Potential probation
- potential felony conviction
What is the General Law for Assault of a Health Care Provider in Rhode Island?
The law for Assault of Health Care Provider or Emergency Services Medical Personnel comes from Rhode Island General Laws 11-5-16, which states the following:
“Any person who shall knowingly and willfully assault a health care provider and/or emergency medical services personnel while that provider is engaged in providing health care services shall be deemed to have committed a felony”
Is it a Felony to Assault a Health Care Provider or Emergency Services Medical Personnel?
Yes, if you Assault a Health Care Provider in Rhode Island while they are providing health care services you will be charged with a felony.
What is the definition of a Health Care Provider in Rhode Island?
Rhode Island General Laws 5-37.3-3 defines a Health Care Provider as any person licensed by the State of Rhode Island to provide healthcare services. This includes the following:
Physicians, hospitals, intermediate-care facilities or other healthcare facilities, dentists, nurses, optometrists, podiatrists, physical therapists, psychiatric social workers, pharmacists, or psychologists, and any officer, employee, or agent of that provider acting in the course and scope of employment related to or supportive of health care services.
How does the Rhode Island General Law define Emergency Medical Services Personnel?
Emergency Medical Services Personnel, per Rhode Island General Laws § 11-5-16, means anyone who provides emergency medical transportation services.
What does the term Health Care Services mean in Rhode Island?
Rhode Island General Laws 5-37.3-3 Health Care Services means acts of diagnosis, treatment, medical evaluation, or counseling or any other acts that may be permissible under the healthcare licensing statutes of the State of Rhode Island.
It is important to take quick action and contact experienced criminal defense attorneys to defend you against felony charges like Assault of Health Care Providers or Emergency Services Medical Personnel. At the Law Office of David Ellison, we have experienced criminal defense attorneys who have represented clients on the charge of Assault of Health Care Providers. Contact the team at the Law Office of David Ellison today at 401-230-5520, you do not have to fight these charges alone.