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49 Pa. Code § 9.141a. Digital signature and seal.

§ 9.141a. Digital signature and seal.

 (a)  Architectural documents that are signed using a digital signature must have an electronic authentication process attached to or logically associated with the electronic document. The digital signature must be:

   (1)  Unique to the licensee.

   (2)  Capable of verification.

   (3)  Under the sole control of the licensee.

   (4)  Linked to a document in such a manner that the digital signature is invalidated if any data in the document is changed.

 (b)  Architectural documents that are sealed with a digital seal must have an electronic authentication process attached to or logically associated with the electronic document. The digital seal must be:

   (1)  Unique to the licensee.

   (2)  Capable of verification.

   (3)  Under the sole control of the licensee.

   (4)  Linked to a document in such a manner that the digital seal is invalidated if any data in the document is changed.

 (c)  A hard copy printed from the transmitted electronic file shall bear the facsimile of the digital signature and seal and be a confirmation that the electronic file was not altered after the initial digital signing of the file. Alterations to the file shall cause the signature and seal to be voided.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  9.141a added under sections 6(a) and 12 of the Architects Licensure Law (63 P.S. § §  34.6(a) and 34.12).

Source

   The provisions of this §  9.141a added December 16, 2022, effective December 17, 2022, 52 Pa.B. 7702.

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  9.140 (relating to definitions).



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