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TITLE 22EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 1TEXAS BOARD OF ARCHITECTURAL EXAMINERS
CHAPTER 5REGISTERED INTERIOR DESIGNERS
SUBCHAPTER FTHE REGISTERED INTERIOR DESIGNER'S SEAL
RULE §5.115Other Professional Responsibilities

(a) A Registered Interior Designer shall provide a written statement of jurisdiction to each client for whom the Registered Interior Designer renders an Interior Design service in Texas.

(b) The statement of jurisdiction shall:

  (1) state that "The Texas Board of Architectural Examiners has jurisdiction over complaints regarding the professional practices of persons registered as registered interior designers in Texas";

  (2) include the Board's current mailing address and telephone number; and

  (3) be placed within every written contract for Interior Design services.

(c) If a Registered Interior Designer provides an Interior Design service to a client without entering into a written contract with the client, the Registered Interior Designer shall provide the client with the statement of jurisdiction:

  (1) by including the statement of jurisdiction in each bill for Interior Design services presented to the client; or

  (2) if the client visits the Registered Interior Designer's office, by posting the statement of jurisdiction on a sign prominently displayed in the Registered Interior Designer's office.

(d) If, in the course of his/her work on an Interior Design project, a Registered Interior Designer becomes aware of a course of action taken against the Registered Interior Designer's advice which may violate an applicable statute, code, or other regulatory provision and which is reasonably likely to have a material adverse effect on the safe use of the completed project, the Registered Interior Designer shall:

  (1) report the course of action in writing to the owner, to the local building official with jurisdiction over the project, and to other responsible parties; and

  (2) refuse to consent to the course of action.


Source Note: The provisions of this §5.115 adopted to be effective August 2, 2000, 25 TexReg 7172; amended to be effective September 29, 2003, 28 TexReg 8334; amended to be effective June 13, 2010, 35 TexReg 4706

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