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Each registered professional geologist shall be guided by the highest standards of business ethics, personal honor and professional conduct.</P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="265-8-.01(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> With high regard for the geological profession and recognizing in the Code of Professional Conduct a set of dynamic principles to guide his services to his fellow men and to his profession, with full knowledge of the responsibility of geologists to safeguard health, safety and public welfare, a registered professional geologist: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="265-8-.01(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> shall protect to the fullest extent the public welfare and safety;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="265-8-.01(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> shall not act in any manner which will tend to bring discredit to the honor and dignity of his profession;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="265-8-.01(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> shall not undertake any type of work with which he is not competent unless he makes full disclosure of his lack of training and/or experience to the appropriate parties prior to undertaking the work;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="265-8-.01(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> shall not act for his client or employer other than as a faithful agent or trustee and shall protect to the fullest the interest of his employer and/or client so far as is consistent with the law and his professional obligations and ethics;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="265-8-.01(a)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> shall not use undue influence or offer commissions or otherwise solicit professional work improperly;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="265-8-.01(a)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> shall not voluntarily disclose information concerning the lawful business affairs or technical processes of a client or employer without his consent, provided that this article does not operate to the detriment of public safety;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="265-8-.01(a)7.">7.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> shall not express an opinion which is not founded upon knowledge and honest conviction nor yield to undue and improper pressure;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="265-8-.01(a)8.">8.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> shall not advertise his work or merit in any manner derogatory to the dignity of the profession;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="265-8-.01(a)9.">9.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> will freely give credit for work done by others to whom credit is due and will refrain from plagiarism in oral and written communications, and not knowingly accept credit rightfully due another geologist; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="265-8-.01(a)10.">10.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> shall not review the public geologic work of another geologist for the same client, except with the knowledge of the other geologist, or unless the connection of the other geologist with the work has been terminated.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="265-8-.01(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> It shall be the duty and professional responsibility of every registered geologist to uphold these standards of ethics and to encourage other geologists by example and counsel to adhere to this Code. A registered geologist found by the Board to be in violation of this Code of Professional Conduct shall be subject to loss of registration.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/265-8-.02" name="265-8-.02" title="265-8-.02">Rule 265-8-.02 Complaints</a></h2> <P>Any person may refer charges of fraud, deceit, gross negligence, incompetence or misconduct against any registrant. Such charges shall be written and shall be filed with the Board at the Board office.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/265-8-.03" name="265-8-.03" title="265-8-.03">Rule 265-8-.03 Investigation</a></h2> <P>The Board shall initiate an investigation of any such complaint and shall hold a hearing on those complaints which it deems of sufficient merit.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/265-8-.04" name="265-8-.04" title="265-8-.04">Rule 265-8-.04 Discipline</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="265-8-.04(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Board shall have the power to suspend, revoke, or refuse to renew the Certificate of Registration of any registrant who is found to have been involved in: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="265-8-.04(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> the practice of any fraud or deceit in obtaining a Certificate of Registration;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="265-8-.04(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> any gross negligence, incompetence, or misconduct in the practice of Geology as a professional geologist;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="265-8-.04(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> any felony or crime involving moral turpitude; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="265-8-.04(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> the commission of any unlawful act as set forth in the Act.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="265-8-.04(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any such action by the Board in this regard shall be after a hearing is held in accordance with the procedures set forth in the Rules of the Joint Secretary of the State Examining Boards as adopted and amended in Chapter 295 of the Official Compilation of the Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia which are hereby incorporated herein and by reference made a part hereof.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/265-8-.05" name="265-8-.05" title="265-8-.05">Rule 265-8-.05 Misdemeanors</a></h2> <P>Any person who shall publicly practice, or offer to publicly practice geology for others in this State without being registered in accordance with the provisions of the Act, or any person presenting or attempting to use as his own the Certificate of Registration or the seal of another, or any person who shall give any false or forged evidence of any kind to the Board or to any member thereof in obtaining a Certificate of Registration, or any person who shall falsely impersonate any other registrant of like or different name, or any person who shall attempt to use an expired or revoked Certificate of Registration or practice at any time during a period the Board has suspended or revoked the Certificate of Registration shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.</P> </div> </div> </HTML> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/265-8-.01" name="265-8-.01" title="265-8-.01">Rule 265-8-.01 Code of Professional Conduct</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/265-8-.02" name="265-8-.02" title="265-8-.02">Rule 265-8-.02 Complaints</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/265-8-.03" name="265-8-.03" title="265-8-.03">Rule 265-8-.03 Investigation</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/265-8-.04" name="265-8-.04" title="265-8-.04">Rule 265-8-.04 Discipline</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/265-8-.05" name="265-8-.05" title="265-8-.05">Rule 265-8-.05 Misdemeanors</a></li></ul> </div> </div> <!--content ends here--> <div id="footer" class="noprint"><span class="footer">Copyright &copy; 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