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24.183.2202    SAFETY, HEALTH AND WELFARE OF THE PUBLIC PARAMOUNT IN THE PERFORMANCE OF PROFESSIONAL DUTIES

(1) In the performance of professional duties that are within the scope of the licensee's assigned responsibilities, licensees shall recognize their primary obligation is to protect the safety, health, property and welfare of the public. If their professional judgment is overruled under circumstances where the safety, health, property or welfare of the public are endangered, they shall notify their employer of client and such other authority as may be appropriate.

(2) Licensees shall approve and seal those design documents and surveys which are in conformity with accepted engineering and land surveying standards and are safe for public health, property and welfare.

(3) Licensees having direct knowledge of any alleged violation of the laws and rules of professional conduct must report all such allegations to the board.

History: 37-1-319, 37-67-202, MCA; IMP, 37-1-316, 37-67-301, MCA; Eff. 12/31/72; AMD, 1978 MAR p. 903, Eff. 6/24/78; AMD, 1979 MAR p. 1687, Eff. 12/28/79; TRANS, from Dept. of Prof. & Occup. Lic. , Ch. 274, L. 1981, Eff. 7/1/81; AMD, 1997 MAR p. 196, Eff. 1/28/97; AMD, 2001 MAR p. 553, Eff. 4/6/01; TRANS, from Commerce, 2002 MAR p. 1756; AMD, 2006 MAR p. 1630, Eff. 6/23/06.

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