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Employee Health: Rhode Island

Employee Health requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Leanne Coffman, The Safety Training Solution LLC


  • Rhode Island has reporting requirements that cover diseases and medical conditions that may impact public health. See Reporting Infectious Diseases.
  • Employers should not discriminate due to the off-duty conduct of employees who engage in smoking or use of tobacco products. See Off Duty Conduct.
  • Rhode Island prohibits smoking in nearly all enclosed public places, as well as in any enclosed area of employment. See Smoking at Work.
  • Rhode Island permits the use of medical marijuana. See Medical Marijuana.
  • Rhode Island has a Good Samaritan law, which provides conditional protection for those offering voluntary medical care. See Good Samaritan Law.