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TITLE 22EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 1TEXAS BOARD OF ARCHITECTURAL EXAMINERS
CHAPTER 1ARCHITECTS
SUBCHAPTER HPROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
RULE §1.144Dishonest Practice

(a) An Architect may not directly or indirectly perform an act, omit an act or allow an omission, make an assertion, or otherwise engage in a practice with the intent to:

  (1) defraud;

  (2) deceive; or

  (3) create a misleading impression.

(b) An Architect may not advertise in a manner which is false, misleading, or deceptive.

(c) An Architect may not directly or indirectly solicit, offer, give, or receive anything or any service of significant value as an inducement or reward to secure any specific publicly funded architectural work. An Architect may not give architectural plans, design services, pre-bond referendum services, or any other goods or services to a governmental entity in response to a request for qualifications, a request for proposals, or otherwise during the process to select an Architect to render publicly funded architectural work.

(d) An Architect serving as an expert witness is subject to discipline for committing a dishonest practice upon a finding by a court of law that the Architect:

  (1) rendered testimony the Architect has actual knowledge is false; or

  (2) agreed to receive payment contingent upon giving testimony that expresses a particular opinion.


Source Note: The provisions of this §1.144 adopted to be effective March 1, 2001, 26 TexReg 1712; amended to be effective July 18, 2007, 32 TexReg 4394; amended to be effective March 3, 2013, 38 TexReg 1181

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