|(a) An Architect shall undertake to perform a professional
service only when the Architect, together with those whom the Architect
shall engage as consultants, is qualified by education and/or experience
in the specific technical areas involved. During the delivery of a
professional service, an Architect shall act with reasonable care
and competence and shall apply the technical knowledge and skill which
is ordinarily applied by reasonably prudent architects practicing
under similar circumstances and conditions.
(b) An Architect shall not affix his/her signature
or seal to any architectural plan or document dealing with subject
matter in which he/she is not qualified by education and/or experience
to form a reasonable judgment.
(c) "Gross Incompetency" shall be grounds for disciplinary
action by the Board. An Architect may be found guilty of "Gross Incompetency"
under any of the following circumstances:
(1) the Architect has engaged in conduct that provided
evidence of an inability or lack of skill or knowledge necessary to
discharge the duty and responsibility required of an Architect;
(2) the Architect engaged in conduct which provided
evidence of an extreme lack of knowledge of, or an inability or unwillingness
to apply, the principles or skills generally expected of a reasonably
prudent architect under the same or similar circumstances and conditions;
(3) the Architect has been adjudicated mentally incompetent
by a court; or
(4) pursuant to §1.150(b) of this title (relating
to Substance Abuse).