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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 40. Regulations for the Geology Certification Program
12/6/2021

18VAC145-40-90. Disclosure.

A certified professional geologist:

1. Shall not submit any false statements or fail to disclose any facts requested concerning his or another's application for certification.

2. Shall not falsely or maliciously attempt to injure the reputation or business of another.

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

4. Shall not knowingly sign, stamp, or seal any plans, drawings, blueprints, surveys, reports, specifications, or other documents not prepared or reviewed and approved by the certificate holder.

5. Shall make full disclosure to all parties of:

a. Any transaction involving payments made to any person for the purpose of securing a contract, assignment, or engagement; or

b. Any monetary, financial or beneficial interest he may have in any contract or entity providing goods or services, other than his professional services, to a project or engagement.

6. Shall express an opinion only when it is founded on adequate knowledge of established facts at issue, on a background of technical competence in the subject matter, and on an honest conviction of the accuracy of the testimony when serving as an expert or technical witness before any court, commission, or other tribunal.

7. Shall provide adequate representation of his qualifications and scope of responsibilities for all previous experience claimed when negotiating with prospective clients.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-201 of the Code of Virginia.Former 18VAC70-20-100 derived from VR335-01-2 § 3.1, eff. February 1, 1988; amended, Virginia Register Volume 7, Issue 13, eff. April 24, 1991; Volume 11, Issue 6, eff. February 1, 1995; amended and renumbered as 18VAC145-40-90, Virginia Register Volume 28, Issue 23, eff. August 15, 2012.

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