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Chapter 265-5 PRACTICE AFTER REGISTRATION

Rule 265-5-.01 Practice of Geology

(1) The Act does not prohibit one or more geologists from practicing through the medium of a sole proprietorship, partnership or corporation. In a partnership or corporation whose primary activity consists of geological services, at least one partner or officer shall be a registered geologist.
(2) The Act does not prevent or prohibit an individual, firm, company, association or corporation whose principal business is other than the public practice of geology from employing a nonregistered geologist to perform nonpublic geological services necessary to the conduct of their business.
(3) Furthermore, the Act shall not be construed to prevent or to affect:
(a) The practice of any profession or trade for which a license is required under any other law of this State, or the practice of registered professional engineers from lawfully practicing soils mechanics, foundation engineering and other professional engineering as provided in the Georgia Code, or licensed architects from lawfully practicing architecture as provided in the Georgia Code; or
(b) The practice of a person not a resident of and having no established place of business in this State, or who has recently become a resident hereof, practicing or offering to practice herein for more than ninety (90) days in any calendar year the profession of geology, if he shall have filed with the Board an application for a Certificate of Registration and shall have paid the fee required by the Act. Such practice shall continue only for such time as the Board requires for the consideration of the applicant for registration.

Rule 265-5-.02 Use of Seal

All drawings, reports, plats, or other geologic papers or documents involving public geologic work as defined in the Act which shall have been prepared or approved by a registered geologist or a subordinate employee under his direction for the use of or for delivery to any person or for public record within this State shall be signed by him and impressed with said seal or the seal of a nonresident practicing under the provisions of the Act, either of which shall indicate his responsibility for them.

Rule 265-5-.03 Repealed

Rule 265-5-.04 Address Change

Each person who is an applicant for registration or a holder of a Certificate of Registration from the Board shall notify the Board within thirty (30) days of any and all changes giving both his old and new address and telephone number.

Rule 265-5-.05 Repealed

Rule 265-5-.06 Repealed