Code of Ethics
I hereby subscribe to and agree to exemplify the following code of ethics:
It shall be considered unprofessional and inconsistent with honorable and dignified bearing for any Professional Land Surveyor:
- To act for his client or employer in professional matters other than as a faithful agent or trustee, or to accept any remuneration for work performed other than his stated or agreed upon recompense for services rendered regardless of its source.
- To attempt to injure falsely or maliciously, directly or indirectly, the professional reputation, prospects or business of anyone, including the use of hearsay or rumors.
- To attempt to supplant another land surveyor or another professional service provider, after definitive steps have been taken towards retaining his services or his services have been retained. This provision shall be construed so as to prevent a land surveyor from offering to perform work which is otherwise contracted for.
- To advertise in self-laudatory language or in any other manner derogatory to the dignity of the profession.
- To attempt circumventing Rhode Island General Laws regarding land surveyors by reviewing and stamping plans for anyone when you, the land surveyor, are not the person in "responsible charge" as defined by Law.
- To assist anyone filing for a "Certificate of Authorization" by having your name placed as the person in "responsible charge". A land surveyor may not, for the purposes of this section (5-8.1-13(6), be designated as being in responsible charge on more thatn two (2) Certificates of Authorization.
- To review or continue the work of another surveyor for the same client or subsequent client except by notifying such surveyor in writing. In cases when it is explicitly clear that the surveyor has been terminated and notified by his client, the provisions of this paragraph are exempted.
- To review or continue the work of another surveyor for the same client or subsequent client, when any outstanding fees are owed that surveyor unless you have notified, in writing, the surveyor and client.
- To stamp or modify another surveyor's plans without their written consent, specifying the extent of the revisions.
- To willfully and knowingly violate the provisions of R.I.G.L. 5-8.1 as amended or to assist any person seeking to do so.