804 IAC 1.1-4-6 - Supervisory control; use of signature and seal; gifts; fraud

Authority: IC 25-4-1-3; IC 25-4-2

Affected: IC 25-4

Sec. 6.

(a) Each office maintained for the preparation of drawings, specifications, reports, or other professional work, which according to IC 25-4 must be performed by a registrant, shall have a registrant regularly employed in that office having direct knowledge and supervisory control of such work.
(b) A registrant shall not sign or seal drawings, specifications, reports or other professional work for which he does not have direct professional knowledge and direct supervisory control; provided, however, that in the case of the portions of such professional work prepared by the registrant's consultant, registered under this or another professional registration law of this state, the registrant may sign or seal that portion of the professional work if the registrant has reviewed such portion, has coordinated its preparation, and intends to be responsible for its adequacy but not otherwise.
(c) A registrant shall neither offer nor make any gifts, other than gifts of nominal value (including, for example, reasonable entertainment and hospitality) with the intent of influencing the judgment of an existing or prospective client in connection with the project in which the registrant is interested.
(d) A registrant shall not engage in conduct involving fraud or wanton disregard of the rights of others.
(e) The act of affixing the seal and signature to any drawings, documents or instruments in any manner other than specifically set out in Rule 804 IAC 1.1-2-7, whether such act is performed by the person or by some person to whom the registrant shall have released custody of his seal, shall constitute aiding and abetting a person not duly authorized to practice architecture or landscape architecture. Such unprofessional and unethical conduct is commonly called "plan stamping".


804 IAC 1.1-4-6
Board of Registration for Architects and Landscape Architects; 804 IAC 1.1-4-6; filed Mar 25, 1980, 9:15 am: 3 IR 955; filed Jan 8, 1982, 10:10 am: 5 IR 397; filed Apr 26, 1983, 9:31 am: 6 IR 1082; filed Nov 14, 1985, 8:39 am: 9 IR 764; readopted filed May 10, 2001, 2:40 p.m.: 24 IR 3235; readopted filed Oct 4, 2007, 3:37 p.m.: 20071031-IR-804070042RFA; readopted filed November 25, 2013, 9:19 a.m.: 20131225-IR-804130276RFA Readopted filed 11/26/2019, 3:41 p.m.: 20191225-IR-804190181RFA

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