Chapter 265-2 PURPOSE
In order to safeguard life, health, and property, and to promote the public welfare, the practice of geology in this state has been declared to be subject to regulation in the public interest. These Rules and Regulations are adopted in order to introduce qualifying criteria in a presently unregulated professional field. Such action recommends itself through benefits to the safety, health and property of the people of Georgia and to the promotion of the public welfare. These benefits are in the fields of geology as related to engineering, groundwater, mineral exploration and development, geologic hazards, the further development of the science of geology and other geologic matters of concern to the people of this State.