.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 the licensee has in the matter.

B. A licensee may express publicly a professional opinion on a land-surveying 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 a professional report, statement, or testimony, a licensee may not be untruthful or deceptive.