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49 Pa. Code § 9.201. Charges and complaints.


§ 9.201. Charges and complaints.

 (a)  Charges brought against a nonarchitect alleging the unauthorized practice of architecture in violation of section 18 of the act (63 P. S. §  34.18) may be brought by a person or group of persons, and shall be brought to the attention of the Board by the filing of a written statement with the Complaints Office of the Bureau.

 (b)  Charges shall plead the allegations raised with specificity, and may include, but are not limited to, the following:

   (1)  Verbal, printed or written representation that the communicator is a registered architect.

   (2)  Use of a stamp or seal belonging to a registered architect, where the use is not authorized by the owner of the stamp or seal.

   (3)  Providing or offering to provide architectural services.

   (4)  Ownership of a professional association, professional corporation, partnership or business corporation that violates section 13 of the act (63 P. S. §  34.13).

   (5)  Ownership of a sole proprietorship that engages in the practice of architecture.


   The provisions of this §  9.201 amended under sections 5(a), 6(a), (c) and (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), (c) and (d), 34.8(b) and (c), 34.10(b), 34.11(a), 34.12(a) and (c), 34.13(h) and 34.14).


   The provisions of this §  9.201 amended January 30, 1987, effective January 31, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 542. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (30191).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  9.202 (relating to records of charges).

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