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RULE §1.146Responsibility to the Architectural Profession

(a) An Architect shall not:

  (1) knowingly participate, directly or indirectly, in any plan, scheme, or arrangement having as its purpose the violation of any provision of the Act or any provision of the Rules and Regulations of the Board;

  (2) aid or abet, directly or indirectly:

    (A) any unregistered person in connection with the unauthorized practice of architecture;

    (B) any business entity in the practice of architecture unless carried on in accordance with the Act; or

    (C) any person or any business entity in the use of a professional seal or other professional identification so as to create the opportunity for the unauthorized practice of architecture by any person or any business entity;

  (3) fail to exercise reasonable care or diligence to prevent his/her partners, associates, shareholders, and employees from engaging in conduct which, if done by him/her, would violate any provision of the Act or any provision of the Rules and Regulations of the Board.

(b) An Architect possessing knowledge of an Applicant's qualifications for registration shall cooperate with the Board by responding in writing to the Board regarding those qualifications when requested to do so by the Board.

(c) An Architect shall be responsible and accountable for the care, custody, control, and use of his/her architectural seal, professional signature, and other professional identification. An Architect whose seal has been lost, stolen, or otherwise misused shall report the loss, theft, or misuse to the Board immediately upon discovery of the loss, theft, or misuse. The Board may invalidate the registration number of the lost, stolen, or misused seal upon the request of the Architect if the Board deems it necessary.

Source Note: The provisions of this §1.146 adopted to be effective March 1, 2001, 26 TexReg 1712

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