TITLE 5
Businesses and Professions

CHAPTER 5-1
Architects

SECTION 5-1-13


§ 5-1-13 Revocation or suspension of certificates of registration or of authorization.

(a) After notice and hearing as provided in § 5-1-13.1, the director may: (1) suspend, revoke, annul, or take other permitted action with respect to any certificate of registration; and/or (2) suspend, revoke, annul, or take other permitted action with respect to any certificate of authorization; and/or (3) publicly censure, reprimand, or censure in writing; and/or (4) limit the scope of practice of; and/or (5) impose an administrative fine upon (not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000) for each violation); and/or (6) place on probation; and/or (7) for good cause shown, order a reimbursement of the department for all fees, expenses, costs, and attorneys fees in connection with the proceedings (which amounts shall be deposited as general revenues), all with or without terms, conditions, or limitations, holders of a certificate of registration or a certificate of authorization (subsequently referred to as a licensee or licensees) for any or more of the causes set out in subsection (b) of this section.

(b) The director may take actions specified in subsection (a) of this section for any of the following causes:

(1) Bribery, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation in obtaining a certificate of registration or certificate of authorization;

(2) Practicing architecture in another state, country, or jurisdiction in violation of the laws of that state, country, or jurisdiction;

(3) Practicing architecture in this state in violation of the standards of professional conduct established by the board and approved by the director;

(4) Fraud, deceit, recklessness, gross negligence, misconduct, or incompetence in the practice of architecture;

(5) Use of an architect's stamp in violation of § 5-1-12;

(6) Violation of any of the provisions of this chapter or chapter 5-84;

(7) Suspension or revocation of the right to practice architecture before any state or before any other country or jurisdiction;

(8) Conviction of or pleading guilty or nolo contendere to any felony, or to any crime of, or act constituting a crime of, forgery, embezzlement, obtaining money under false pretenses, bribery, larceny, extortion, conspiracy to defraud, or any other similar offense, in a court of competent jurisdiction of this state or any other state or of the federal government;

(9) Failure to furnish to the department, board, or any person acting on behalf of the department and/or board, within sixty (60) days of notification any information that may be legally requested by the department and/or board;

(10) In conjunction with any violation of subdivisions (1) – (9) of this subsection, any conduct reflecting adversely upon the licensee's fitness to engage in the practice of architecture; and

(11) In conjunction with any violation of subdivisions (1) – (9) of this subsection, any other conduct injurious to the reputation of the architectural profession.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1977, ch. 232, § 2; P.L. 1997, ch. 30, art. 25, § 2; P.L. 1999, ch. 319, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 354, § 1; P.L. 2005, ch. 406, § 1; P.L. 2013, ch. 298, § 1; P.L. 2013, ch. 378, § 1.)