Or. Admin. R. 806-020-0080 - [Effective until 1/2/2024] Misconduct

Under the provisions of ORS 671.090 and 671.220, an architect or architectural firm may be disciplined for misconduct for any of the following:

(1) An architect signing or stamping drawings, specifications, reports or other professional work which was not prepared under the architect's direct control and supervision.
(2) An architect or architectural firm offering or accepting gifts, other than gifts of nominal value (e.g. reasonable entertainment and hospitality), with the intent of influencing the judgment of an existing or prospective client or governmental official in connection with a project in which the individual architect or architectural firm is interested.
(3) An architect or architectural firm engaging in any conduct involving fraud or deceit which relates to the business or practice of architecture.
(4) An architect or architectural firm making a material misrepresentation to a prospective or existing client or employer regarding qualifications, capabilities, experience or scope of responsibility.
(5) An architect or architectural firm assisting the application for registration of a person by falsely verifying the individual's education, training or experience.
(6) An architect or architectural firm making any false statement or giving any false information in connection with an application for registration or for renewal of registration.
(7) An architect or architectural firm is convicted of any crime under circumstances that relate to the practice of architecture.
(8) An architect or architectural firm violating any federal or state statute or rule that relates to the practice of architecture.
(9) An architect or architectural firm practicing architecture while the architect's ability to practice is impaired by alcohol or drugs.
(10) An architect or architectural firm engaging in false, misleading or deceptive advertising, which may include, but is not limited to:
(a) Misleading, or attempting to mislead, existing or prospective clients or the public, through advertising or other means, about the results that can be achieved through the use of the registrant's services;
(b) Misleading, or attempting to mislead, existing or prospective clients or the public by suggesting that the registrant can achieve results by means that violate this code or the law;
(c) Failing to truthfully inform the client, employer, or public about personal qualifications, capabilities, or experience; and without exaggerated, misleading, deceptive, or false statements or claims;
(d) Taking credit for work performed under the direction of a former employer beyond the scope of one's actual personal role and contribution.
(11) An architect or architectural firm making a substantial misrepresentation in the course of practice.
(12) An architect or architectural firm obtaining or attempting to obtain compensation by fraud or deceit.
(13) An architect or architectural firm engaging in any conduct that, through professional experience, is not an acceptable standard for architectural practice in Oregon.
(14) An architect or architectural firm practicing architecture in Oregon while not holding an active Oregon certificate of registration to practice architecture.
(15) An architect or architectural firm is the subject of disciplinary action taken by another jurisdiction.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 806-020-0080
AE 1-1983, f. & ef. 1-12-83; BAE 4-2002, f. & cert. ef. 8-7-02; BAE 1-2004, f. & cert. ef. 1-28-04; BAE 6-2006, f. & cert. ef. 11-9-06; BAE 2-2019, amend filed 04/10/2019, effective 5/1/2019

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 671

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 671.090(4) & 671.125

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