Section 34-17-5

Grounds for disciplinary actions.

(a) Each of the following facts shall constitute a ground for disciplinary action:

(1) That the holder of a certificate of registration is practicing in violation of the provisions of this chapter or the rules and regulations of the board;

(2) That the holder of a certificate has obtained the certificate by fraud or misrepresentation, or that the person named in the certificate has obtained it by fraud or misrepresentation;

(3) That the holder of a certificate is impersonating a landscape architect or former landscape architect of the same or similar name, or is practicing under an assumed, fictitious or corporate name;

(4) That the holder of a certificate has aided or abetted in the practice of landscape architecture any person not authorized to practice landscape architecture under the provisions of this chapter;

(5) That, in the practice of landscape architecture, the holder of a certificate has been guilty of fraud or deceit;

(6) That, in the practice of landscape architecture, the holder of a certificate has been guilty of negligence or willful misconduct;

(7) That the holder of a certificate has been guilty of gross incompetence; or

(8) That the holder of a certificate has affixed his or her signature to plans, drawings, specifications, or other instruments of service which have not been prepared by him or her or under his or her immediate and responsible direction or has permitted his or her name to be used for the purpose of assisting any person, not a landscape architect, to evade the provisions of this chapter.

(b) For violations of the preceding subsection, or for violations of the provisions of this chapter, or for violations of board rules and regulations, the board shall have the following disciplinary powers:

(1) To reprimand a board licensee;

(2) To levy an administrative fine against a licensee of the board not to exceed $250 per violation;

(3) To refuse to issue a certificate to an applicant of the board;

(4) To suspend a licensee's certificate for a definite period of time; or

(5) To revoke the certificate of a licensee. The board shall by rule and regulation adopt a disciplinary code.

(Acts 1971, No. 2396, p. 3819, §12; Acts 1991, No. 91-152, p. 191, §3.)