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RULE §73.70Responsibility of Licensee--Standards of Conduct

(a) An individual licensee must provide all electrical work requiring a license through a licensed contractor, or employing governmental entity.

(b) The licensee shall accurately and truthfully represent to any prospective client or employer, the licensee's capabilities and qualifications to perform the services to be rendered.

(c) The licensee shall not offer to perform, nor perform, technical services for which the licensee is not qualified by education or experience, without securing the services of another who is qualified.

(d) The licensee shall not evade responsibility to a client or employer.

(e) The licensee shall not agree to perform services if any significant financial or other interest exists that may be in conflict with:

  (1) the obligation to render a faithful discharge of such services; or

  (2) the service would impair independent judgment in rendering such services.

(f) The licensee should withdraw from employment when it becomes apparent that it is not possible to faithfully discharge the duty and performance of services owed the client or employer, but then only upon reasonable notice to the client or employer.

(g) The licensed contractor shall not engage in advertising that is false, misleading, deceptive, or which does not clearly display the licensee's state license number.

(h) The licensee shall not misrepresent the amount or extent of prior education or experience to any employer or client, or to the department.

(i) The licensee shall not hold out as being engaged in partnership or association with any person unless a partnership or association exists in fact.

(j) Licensees must abide by all laws and rules regulating electricians, including the Standards of Conduct set forth in this section, within any geographic location in this state when performing or offering to perform electrical work.

Source Note: The provisions of this §73.70 adopted to be effective March 1, 2004, 29 TexReg 1653; amended to be effective October 20, 2005, 30 TexReg 6730; amended to be effective January 1, 2010, 34 TexReg 9433; amended to be effective March 15, 2012, 37 TexReg 1703

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