Or. Admin. R. 820-020-0015 - Registrants or Applicants for Registration or Certification Shall Hold Paramount the Safety, Health and Welfare of the Public in the Performance of their Professional Duties

Current through Register Vol. 61, No. 4, April 1, 2022

(1) Registrants shall at all times recognize that their primary obligation is to protect the safety, health, property and welfare of the public. If their professional judgment is overruled under circumstances where the safety, health, property or welfare of the public are endangered, they shall notify their employer or client and such other authority as may be appropriate.
(2) Registrants shall approve and seal only those design documents and surveys which are safe for public health, property and welfare in conformity with accepted engineering and land surveying standards.
(3) Registrants shall not reveal facts, data or information obtained in a professional capacity without the prior consent of the client, or employer except as authorized or required by law.
(4) Registrants shall not permit the use of their name or firm name nor associate in business ventures with any person or firm which they have reason to believe is engaging in fraudulent or dishonest business or professional practices.
(5) Registrants or applicants for registration or certification having knowledge of any alleged violation of any of these Rules of Professional Conduct, shall cooperate with the Board in furnishing such information or assistance as may be required.
(6) Conviction of a felony without restoration of civil rights, or discipline of the license of a registrant in another jurisdiction, if for a cause which in the State of Oregon would constitute a violation of ORS 672.020 to 672.310 or of these rules, shall be grounds for a charge of violation of these rules.
(7) Registrants shall continue their professional development throughout their careers; and they shall provide opportunities for the professional development of individuals under their supervision. The Board may require, as a condition for license renewal, that registrants provide documentation to support actions taken to maintain their professional competency.
(8) Registrants or applicants for registration or certification shall cooperate with the Board on all matter subject to the Board's jurisdiction.
(9) Registrants must apply a seal of the type, kind, size and wording, and affix their signature as required by OAR 820-025-0005.
(10) Registrants must affix a seal and sign any final document prepared under their supervision and control. Any document not clearly marked as a preliminary document under OAR 820-025-0015(2) is a final document that must bear the seal and signature of the registrant under whose supervision and control the document was prepared.


Or. Admin. R. 820-020-0015
EE 2-1981, f. 5-19-81, ef. 6-1-81; EE 1-1995, f. 8-15-95, cert. ef. 9-1-95; BEELS 3-2001, f. & cert. ef. 11-26-01; BEELS 2-2007, f. & cert. ef. 4-5-07; BEELS 3-2016, f. & cert. ef. 2/16/2016; BEELS 7-2017, minor correction filed 12/11/2017, effective 12/11/2017; BEELS 2-2020, amend filed 05/19/2020, effective 5/19/2020

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 670.310 & 672.255

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 672.002 - 672.325

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