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49 Pa. Code § 9.145. Surrender of seals and stamps; digital seal and signature.

§ 9.145. Surrender of seals and stamps; digital seal and signature.

 (a)  Metal seal and stamp. If an architect voluntarily surrenders or is required to surrender the architect’s seal and stamp to the Board, the surrender shall be made in person or by registered mail to the office of the Board. If the cause of the surrender is forfeiture or revocation, the seal or stamp, or both, will be destroyed by the Board. The destruction will be noted for the record in the file of the architect named on the seal or stamp, or both. If the cause of surrender is suspension, the seal or stamp will be held in security by the Board until the period of the suspension is concluded or the conditions of the suspension have been complied with to the satisfaction of the Board, or both.

 (a.1)  Digital seal and signature. If an architect is required to surrender a digital seal and signature to the Board, the surrender shall be made by providing a sworn, written affidavit to the Board confirming that the licensee’s digital seal and signature has been cancelled. If the cause of surrender is suspension, when the period of the suspension is concluded or the conditions of the suspension have been complied with to the satisfaction of the Board, or both, the licensee may obtain another digital seal and signature upon reinstatement of licensure.

 (b)  Death of architect. Upon the death of an architect, written notice of the death shall be submitted to the Board by the architect’s personal representative. Upon receipt of the notice, the Board will declare the license number and the stamp or seal, or both, of the deceased architect void.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  9.145 issued under sections 5(a), 6(a)—(d), 8(b) and (c), 10(b), 11(a), 12(a) and (c), 13(h) and 14 of the Architects Licensure Law (63 P.S. § §  34.5(a), 34.6(a)—(d), 34.8(b) and (c), 34.10(b), 34.11(a), 34.12(a) and (c), 34.13(h) and 34.14; amended 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 §  9.145 adopted January 30, 1987, effective January 31, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 542; amended July 10, 1998, effective July 11, 1998, 28 Pa.B. 3273; amended December 16, 2022, effective December 17, 2022, 52 Pa.B. 7702. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (342094) and (388505).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  9.151 (relating to standards of professional conduct).



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