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09.21.02 - Board of Architects - Final Regulations

FINAL ACTION ON REGULATIONS
MARYLAND REGISTER, VOLUME 42, ISSUE 1,
FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 2015

Title 09
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION
Subtitle 21 BOARD OF ARCHITECTS

09.21.02 Code of Ethics

Authority: Business Occupations and Professions Article, §§3-205, 3-208(a)(1), and 3-501, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action
[14-274-F]

On December 15, 2014, the Board of Architects adopted amendments to Regulation .03 under COMAR 09.21.02 Code of Ethics. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 41:19 Md. R. 1085—1086 (September 19, 2014), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: January 19, 2015.

DIANE CHO
Chair
State Board of Architects

.03 Sealing Requirements.
  A. — D. (text unchanged)
  E. Signature.
    (1) For the purposes of this regulation, the term “signature” means:
      (a) A handwritten signature in permanent ink containing the name of the person who applied it; or
      (b) For electronic or digital documents, an electronic authentication process attached to or logically associated with the document.
    (2) A digital signature described in this section shall satisfy the following criteria:
      (a) It must contain an identification unique to a licensee using it;
      (b) It must be under the exclusive control of the licensee using it;
      (c) It must be independently verifiable by a third party; and
      (d) It must be attached to an electronic document to which it is applied in such a manner that invalidates any modifications of data to the document
  F. Once the digital signature is applied to the document, the document shall be available in a View Format only if the document is to be transmitted electronically.
  G. Nothing in this regulation is intended to modify any of the requirements applicable to professional certification or titleblock more specifically set forth in Regulation 09.21.02.04.