(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 land surveying as defined in O.C.G.A. §
In order to be considered eligible for a
certificate of authorization, any individual who shall be in responsible charge
of the practice of land surveying for the firm, corporation, professional
corporation, partnership, 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
land surveying. Such individual shall not be:
(a) available to perform land surveying
services only on a part-time, independent contractor basis at the call of such
firm, corporation, partnership, association or other business entity;
(b) available on an if-and-when
needed consulting basis; or,
not actively practicing land surveying with such firm, corporation,
partnership, association or other business entity.
(3) The practice of land surveying for any
firm, corporation, partnership, association or other business entity shall not
be considered to be under the direction of a land surveyor unless such land
surveyor 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 land surveyor's professional acts and
Ga. Comp. R. & Regs.
Ga. L. 1975, pp.
1048-1071; Ga. Code 84-2106(a); O.C.G.A. Secs.
Original Rule entitled
"Hearings: Registrants" was filed and effective on
June 30, 1965.
Amended: Rule repealed. Filed
July 31, 1975; effective
August 20, 1975.
Amended: Rule entitled "Corporate Practice; Land
Surveying" adopted. Filed November 23,
1981; effective December 13,
Repealed: New Rule entitled "Corporate Practice: Land
Surveying" adopted. F. Jan. 10, 1991; eff.