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TITLE 22EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 17TEXAS STATE BOARD OF PLUMBING EXAMINERS
CHAPTER 367ENFORCEMENT
RULE §367.5Responsibilities of RMP-General

(a) In addition to obtaining the certificate of insurance required by §367.6 of this title, a Master Plumber shall complete the training program required by §363.26 of the Board Rules in order to initially qualify as a RMP. This subsection does not apply to a Master Plumber who meets the requirements of §363.26(a) of the Board Rules.

(b) A Master Plumber may act as the RMP of record for only one person at a time. A RMP wishing to be removed or added as a RMP of record shall submit to the Board written notification of the change, in a form specified by the Board, within ten (10) business days after the effective date of the change.

(c) The RMP of record shall be knowledgeable of and responsible for all contracts and agreements to perform plumbing work secured and permits obtained under his or her Master Plumber License. A RMP of record is not absolved of these responsibilities even if:

  (1) the job of obtaining a permit is delegated to another person; or

  (2) the RMP did not personally draft or sign the contract or agreement.

(d) The RMP of record is responsible for the general supervision and management of plumbing work performed under his or her license and individuals performing plumbing work pursuant to contracts secured under his or her license, regardless of whether the individuals are employees or subcontractors. This includes:

  (1) ensuring that all permits are obtained and inspections are requested in accordance with all applicable plumbing codes;

  (2) ensuring that all individuals performing plumbing work under the RMP's license hold a current applicable license or registration for the work being performed;

  (3) ensuring that a licensee is present and providing direct supervision at all job sites where one or more registrants are engaged in plumbing; and

  (4) ensuring that all service vehicles display the information required by §367.10 of this title.

(e) A RMP acting in accordance with subsection (d) of this section has fulfilled his or her responsibility to the client and employer to ensure that the plumbing work performed under the RMP's license will protect public health and safety by meeting the requirements of all applicable plumbing local and state codes, ordinances, rules regulations and laws regulating plumbing.


Source Note: The provisions of this §367.5 adopted to be effective August 29, 2018, 43 TexReg 5531

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