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09.21.05 - Board of Architects - Final Regulations

 

FINAL ACTION ON REGULATIONS
MARYLAND REGISTER, VOLUME 40, ISSUE 16,
FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 2013

Title 09
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION
Subtitle 21 BOARD OF ARCHITECTS

09.21.05 Continuing Professional Competency Requirements

Authority: Business Occupations and Professions Article, §§3-208, 3-309, 3-309.1, and 3-309.2, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action
[13-128-F]

On July 24, 2013, the Board of Architects adopted new Regulations .01 — .12 under a new chapter, COMAR 09.21.05 Continuing Professional Competency Requirements. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 40:9 Md. R. 796 — 798 (May 3, 2013), has been adopted with the nonsubstantive changes shown below.

Effective Date: August 19, 2013.

Attorney General’s Certification

In accordance with State Government Article, §10-113, Annotated Code of Maryland, the Attorney General certifies that the following changes do not differ substantively from the proposed text. The nature of the changes and the basis for this conclusion are as follows:

Regulation .02(B): Changed to align references to a commonly used term “health, safety, and welfare subjects” to the national standards established for the same by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.

Regulation .04(A): Changed to clarify that the acceptable content areas must relate to the health, safety, and welfare subjects.

Regulation .04(B): Changed to delete duplicative references to the defined term “health, safety, and welfare subjects”.

.02 Definitions.
  A. (proposed text unchanged)
  B. Terms Defined.
    (1) — (2)
(proposed text unchanged)
    (3) “Health, safety, and welfare subjects” means [[technical and professional subjects more specifically described in Regulation .04 below that the Board deems necessary and appropriate in order to accomplish the following goals:
      (a) To safeguard the public; and
      (b) To properly evaluate, design, construct, and utilize buildings and the built environment]] content areas identified as such by NCARB, as those content areas may be updated or otherwise amended from time to time.
    (4)
(proposed text unchanged)
.04 Professional Development Activities.
  A. Professional development activity shall meet the following criteria:
    (1)
(proposed text unchanged)
    (2) Expand the knowledge of health, safety, and welfare subjects [[or]] and offer a skill set geared towards maintaining and enhancing professional competency of licensed architects;
    (3) — (4)
(proposed text unchanged)
  [[B. Professional development activity shall fall into one or more of the health, safety, and welfare content areas identified by NCARB, as updated or otherwise amended from time to time.]]
  [[C.]] B.— [[D.]] C.
(proposed text unchanged)

DIANE CHO
Chair
State Board of Architects