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09.23.03.00.htm 09.23.03.00. Title 09 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION Subtitle 23 BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS Chapter 03 Code of Ethics Authority: Business Occupations and Professions Article, §14-205, 14-208, and 14-4A-02, Annotated Code of Maryland
09.23.03.01.htm 09.23.03.01. 01 Responsibility to the Public.. A licensee shall make every reasonable effort to protect the safety, health, property, and welfare of the public. If the licensee's professional judgement is overruled under circumstances when the safety, health, property, or welfare of the public is endangered, the licensee shall inform the employer or client of the possible consequences.
09.23.03.02.htm 09.23.03.02. 02 Public Statements, Reports, and Testimony.. A. A licensee making public statements on engineering questions shall disclose when the licensee is being compensated for making the statement.B. A licensee may express publicly a professional opinion on an engineering subject only when that opinion is founded upon adequate knowledge of the material facts and a background of technical competence in the subject matter.C. In any professional report, statement, or testi
09.23.03.03.htm 09.23.03.03. 03 Competency for Assignments Undertaken or Approved.. A. In practicing engineering, a licensee shall act with reasonable care and competence, and shall apply the technical knowledge and skills which are ordinarily applied by professional engineers of good standing, practicing in the same field of engineering.B. A licensee may undertake to perform engineering assignments only when qualified to do so by education or experience, or both, in the specific field of engineering involved.
09.23.03.04.htm 09.23.03.04. 04 Conflicts of Interest.. A. A licensee shall make every effort to avoid conflicts of interest with the 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 inform promptly an employer or client of any business association, interest, or circumstances which may influence the judgment or the quality of services rendered to the employer o
09.23.03.05.htm 09.23.03.05. 05 Full Disclosure.. A. A licensee shall accurately represent to a prospective or existing client or employer the licensee's qualifications and the scope of the licensee's responsibility in connection with work for which the licensee is claiming credit.B. A licensee may not deliberately make a materially false statement or fail deliberately to disclose a material fact requested in connection with the licensee's application for licensure or renewal of licensure.
09.23.03.06.htm 09.23.03.06. 06 Compliance with Laws.. A. In the conduct of the licensee's engineering practice, the licensee may not knowingly violate any state or federal criminal laws.B. A licensee shall comply with the licensing laws and regulations governing the licensee's professional practice in this or any other jurisdiction in which the licensee practices engineering.
09.23.03.07.htm 09.23.03.07. 07 Professional Conduct.. A. A licensee may not either offer or make any payment or gift to a government official, whether elected or appointed, with the intent of influencing the official's judgment in connection with a prospective or existing project in which the licensee is interested.B. A licensee may not either offer or make any gifts, other than gifts of nominal value including, for example, reasonable entertainment and hospitality, with the intent of in
09.23.03.08.htm 09.23.03.08. 08 Names of Entities.. A. An individual, a partnership, a corporation, a limited liability company, or any other entity through which engineering is practiced, shall use a name that complies with appropriate requirements set forth in the Corporations and Associations Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, and Business Occupations and Professions Article, Title 14, Annotated Code of Maryland.B. A business entity may not use the term "engineering" or any of its deriv
09.23.03.09.htm 09.23.03.09. 09 Signing and Sealing Requirements.. A. A licensee may sign and seal plans, specifications, drawings, reports, or other documents that are required to be signed and sealed pursuant to the Business Occupations and Professions Article, §14-4A-02, Annotated Code of Maryland, only if the following requirements are met:1) The licensee is competent in the subject matter of those documents by virtue of education or experience, or both; and2) The licensee either:.
09.23.03.10.htm 09.23.03.10. 10 Titleblock Rules.. A. A person may not remove a titleblock from any print or reproduction of the documents described in this chapter.B. The titleblock shall contain at least the printed name of the engineering entity.. C. The directors of a corporation, partners of a partnership, or members of a limited liability company through which engineering is practiced, may designate another employee of the entity to sign and seal the documents in accordance with the require
09.23.03.11.htm 09.23.03.11. 11 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
09.23.03.9999.htm 09.23.03.9999. Administrative History Effective date: June 11, 1975 (2:13 Md. R. 929). Regulations .01, .04, .05, and .07 amended effective December 29, 1978 (5:26 Md. R. 1922). Originally promulgated as COMAR 09.23.01.10. Recodified effective January 23, 1981 (8:2 Md. R. 111) ―Regulation .04D adopted effective September 7, 1987 (14:18 Md. R. 1965) ―. Chapter revised effective September 28, 1992 (19:19 Md. R. 1705). Regulations .02―06 repealed and new Regulations .02―10 adopted effective De
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