Daniel E. Burgoyne joins the Executive Board of the Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America
RCFP’s Daniel E. Burgoyne has been selected to join the Executive Board of the Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America. He will serve as Chairman of the Northwest Service Area, which covers Providence County, Rhode Island (except for East Providence) and the bordering Massachusetts towns of Uxbridge, Millville, Blackstone, and Bellingham. As Chairman, his responsibilities will include recruiting key volunteers and providing leadership and direction to the Service Area Committee. He will provide support to nearly 100 local Scouting units and will oversee the service area’s finance, membership, program, and unit service functions.
The Narragansett Council, BSA, which is headquartered in East Providence, Rhode Island, is part of a worldwide Scouting movement with over 15 million members in one hundred countries. It receives its charter from the National Council, Boy Scouts of America, which is based in Irving, Texas. The origins of the Narragansett Council trace back to September 6, 1910, and as such it is one of the United States’ oldest councils. Its coverage area includes virtually all of Rhode Island, a small portion of Connecticut, and approximately thirty cities or towns in southeastern Massachusetts including New Bedford, Taunton, Fall River and Attleborough.
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The proposed changes to the Rhode Island Department of Health’s Rules and Regulations for the Licensure and Discipline of Physicians range from stylistic to substantive. This article will explore some of the more important changes in the rules. A full copy of the proposed rules can be found here.
Perhaps the most important proposed change to the regulations relates to license renewal fees. The Department of Health has added a new rule providing for reduced fees for license renewal under certain circumstances. Under the proposed rules a physician will be eligible for a reduced fee if he/she has met the following requirements:
Successful completion of the Physician Professional Education Program for the current renewal cycle, as established by the Director; and
(i) For the renewal period ending 30 June 2013, documentation of successful completion of the Physician Professional Education Program for the renewal cycle is filed with the Board before 1 May 2014;
(ii) For renewal periods ending 30 June 2016 and later, documentation of successful completion of the Physician Professional Education Program for the current renewal cycle is filed with the Board before the first (1st) day of April of each even-numbered year; and
Payment is received on or before the first (1st) day of July of each even-numbered year.
Public Hearing Draft, Rules and Regulations for the Licensure and Discipline for Physicians, page 9 (emphasis added). Pursuant to the proposed Rules and Regulations Pertaining to the Fee Structure for Licensing, Laboratory and Administrative Services Provided by the Department of Health the standard renewal fee will be $1090 and a renewal with “Approved Training,” as outlined above, will be $870. See Public Hearing Draft Rules and Regulations Pertaining to the Fee Structure for Licensing, Laboratory and Administrative Services Provided by the Department of Health, Page A-13. The proposed rules also eliminate the “Emeritus Renewal”