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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 145. Board For Professional Soil Scientists, Wetland Professionals, And Geologists
Chapter 20. Professional Soil Scientists Regulations

18VAC145-20-160. Professional conduct.

A licensed professional soil scientist:

1. Shall not submit any false statements, make any misrepresentations, or fail to disclose any facts requested concerning any application for initial licensure, renewal, or reinstatement;

2. Shall not engage in any fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation in advertising, in soliciting, or in providing professional services;

3. Shall not knowingly sign, stamp, or seal any plans, drawings, blueprints, surveys, reports, specifications, maps, or other documents not prepared or reviewed and approved by him;

4. Shall not knowingly represent a client or employer on a project on which he represents or has represented another client or employer without making full disclosure thereof;

5. Shall express a professional opinion only when it is founded on adequate knowledge of established facts at issue and based on a background of technical competence in the subject matter;

6. Shall not knowingly misrepresent factual information in expressing a professional opinion;

7. Shall immediately notify the client or employer and the appropriate regulatory agency if his professional judgment is overruled and not adhered to when advising appropriate parties of any circumstances of a substantial threat to the public health, safety, or welfare; and

8. Shall exercise reasonable care when rendering professional services and shall apply the technical knowledge, skill, and terminology ordinarily applied by practicing soil scientists.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR627-02-01 § 4.1, eff. June 1, 1989; amended, Virginia Register Volume 9, Issue 14, eff. May 5, 1993; Volume 18, Issue 7, eff. January 16, 2002; Volume 31, Issue 10, eff. March 1, 2015.

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