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09.13.01.00.htm 09.13.01.00. Title 09 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Subtitle 13 BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYORS Chapter 01 Code of Ethics for the Practice of Professional Land Surveying and Property Line Surveying Authority: Business Occupations and Professions Article, §15-205 and 15-208, Annotated Code of Maryland
09.13.01.01.htm 09.13.01.01. 01 Definitions.. A. In the Code of Ethics, the following words have the meaning indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Board" means the Board for Professional Land Surveyors.. 2) “Licensee” means any person holding a license issued by the Board as a professional land surveyor or a property line surveyor.
09.13.01.02.htm 09.13.01.02. 02 Responsibility to the Public.. In the performance of a licensee’s professional duties, the licensee shall make every reasonable effort to protect the safety, health, property, and welfare of the public. If the licensee’s professional judgment is overruled under circumstances in which the safety, health, property, or welfare of the public is endangered, the licensee shall inform the licensee’s employer or client of the possible consequences.
09.13.01.03.htm 09.13.01.03. 03 Public Statements, Reports, and Testimony.. A. A licensee may not make statements or reports, or give expert testimony, on land-surveying matters connected with public policy, if the licensee’s remarks are inspired by or paid for by an interested party, unless the licensee precedes the remarks by identifying himself or herself, by disclosing the identity of the party on whose behalf the licensee is speaking, and by revealing the existence of any pecuniary interest
09.13.01.04.htm 09.13.01.04. 04 Competency for Assignments Undertaken or Approved.. A. A licensee may undertake or perform land-surveying assignments only when qualified to do so by education or experience, or both, in the specific field of land surveying involved.B. A licensee may affix the licensee’s signature or seal to land surveying documents only if:. 1) The licensee is competent in the subject matter of those documents by virtue of education or experience, or both; and2) The documents were pre
09.13.01.05.htm 09.13.01.05. 05 Conflicts of Interest.. A. A licensee shall avoid conflicts of interest with the licensee’s employer or client. Whenever conflicts of interest appear unavoidable, however, the licensee shall disclose promptly and fully all the circumstances to the employer or client.B. A licensee shall promptly inform the licensee’s employer or client of any business association, interests, or circumstances which may influence the licensee’s judgment or the quality of services to
09.13.01.06.htm 09.13.01.06. 06 Improper Solicitation of Professional Employment.. A. Other than the usual commissions paid to licensed employment agencies, a licensee may not compensate, give anything of value, or offer to compensate or give anything of value, as follows:1) To a person or organization to recommend or secure the licensee’s employment as a professional land surveyor or a property line surveyor; or2) As a reward for having made a recommendation resulting in the licensee’s employment as a professi
09.13.01.07.htm 09.13.01.07. 07 Knowledge of Improper Conduct by Others.. Except to the extent the rules of privilege may apply, when questioned by any member or authorized representative of the Board concerning any alleged violation of another person or organization, a licensee may not conceal or refuse to divulge information that the licensee may have, or make false or misleading statements about the matter.
09.13.01.08.htm 09.13.01.08. 08 Licensees’ Designation.. A licensee may not use any designation after the licensee’s name on any business communication which misleads the public as to whether the licensee is a professional land surveyor or a property line surveyor.
09.13.01.09.htm 09.13.01.09. 09 Failure to Respond.. A. An applicant or licensee shall respond in writing to a written communication from the Board within 30 days of the date of mailing.B. The Board shall send a written communication by first-class mail to the last known address furnished to the Board by an applicant or licensee.C. It is a responsibility of an applicant or licensee to notify the Board in writing if there has been a change in applicant’s or licensee’s address.D. Failure to respond as
09.13.01.9999.htm 09.13.01.9999. Administrative History Effective date: December 30, 1977 (4:27 Md. R. 2106). Regulation .01B amended effective May 8, 2017 (44:9 Md. R. 437). Regulation .02 amended effective May 8, 2017 (44:9 Md. R. 437). Regulation .03 amended effective May 8, 2017 (44:9 Md. R. 437). Regulation .04 amended effective May 8, 2017 (44:9 Md. R. 437). Regulation .05 amended effective May 8, 2017 (44:9 Md. R. 437). Regulation .06 amended effective May 8, 2017 (44:9 Md. R. 437).
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