(1) As used in O.C.G.A. §
the phrase "responsible charge" means the independent control, direction and
supervision, by the use of initiative, skill and independent judgment of the
practice of professional engineering as defined in O.C.G.A. §
In order to be considered eligible for a
certificate of authorization, any individual who is in responsible charge of
the practice of professional engineering for the firm, corporation,
professional corporation, partnership or association or other entity shall be a
full-time employee of the firm, corporation, professional corporation,
partnership, association or other entity, regularly engaged in the practice of
professional engineering. Such individual shall not be:
(a) available to perform engineering services
only on a part-time, independent contractor basis at the call of such firm,
corporation, partnership, association or other business entity; or
(b) available on an if-and-when needed
consulting basis; or,
actively practicing professional engineering with such firm, corporation,
partnership, association or other business entity.
(3) The practice of professional engineering
for any firm, corporation, partnership, association or other business entity
shall not be considered to be under the direction of a professional engineer
unless such professional engineer bears a continuing bonafide relation thereto
and has such authority from the governing body of such business entity as would
result in its being legally liable for all such professional engineer's
professional acts and judgments.
Ga. Comp. R. & Regs.
Ga. L. 1975, pp.
1048-1071, Ga. Code 84-2106(a); O.C.G.A. Secs.
Original Rule entitled
"Hearings and Violations" was filed and effective on
June 30, 1965.
Amended: Rule repealed. Filed
July 31, 1975; effective
August 20, 1975.
Amended: Rule entitled "Corporate Practice;
Professional Engineering" adopted. Filed November
23, 1981; effective December 13,
Amended: F. Aug. 9,
1990; eff. Aug. 29,
Repealed: New Rule entitled "Corporate Practice:
Professional Engineering" adopted. F. Jan. 10,
1991; eff. Jan. 30,