Rhode Island General Laws Title 5. Businesses and Professions § 5-53.1-5. Books and records

Every charitable organization registered or required to register pursuant to § 5-43.1-2 shall keep and maintain books, records and reports for at least three (3) years after the end of the period of registration to which they relate which shall, upon reasonable advance written notice, be available for inspection at the principal office of the organization, by the director;  provided, that the organization shall not be required to make available the names and addresses of members and donors, except with their consent or through legal process where good cause has been shown by the director to question the organization's compliance with this chapter and access to the information is necessary to determine compliance. Nothing contained in this section shall be construed to limit an organization's ability to challenge the process on constitutional grounds.


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