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Article - Business Occupations and Professions


    (a)    In this title the following words have the meanings indicated.

    (b)    “Affiliate” means a person that directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, controls, or is controlled by, a permit holder.

    (c)    “Board” means the State Board for Professional Engineers.

    (d)    “Council” means the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying.

    (e)    “Design coordination” means the review and coordination of services provided by individuals licensed or certified under Titles 3, 8, 9, 14, and 15 of this article.

    (f)    “License” means, unless the context requires otherwise, a license issued by the Board to practice engineering.

    (g)    “License fee” means, as applicable, the fee paid in connection with the issuance and renewal of a license and the issuance of a reciprocal license.

    (h)    “Managing agent” means a professional engineer designated as the managing agent by a permit holder under § 14–403 of this title.

    (i)    “Permit” means, unless the context requires otherwise, a permit issued by the Board to allow a corporation, partnership, or limited liability company to operate a business through which one or more professional engineers may practice engineering.

    (j)    (1)    “Practice engineering” means to provide any service or creative work the performance of which requires education, training, and experience in the application of:

            (i)    special knowledge of the mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences; and

            (ii)    the principles and methods of engineering analysis and design.

        (2)    In regard to a building or other structure, machine, equipment, process, works, system, project, or public or private utility, “practice engineering” includes:

            (i)    consultation;

            (ii)    design;

            (iii)    evaluation;

            (iv)    inspection of construction to ensure compliance with specifications and drawings;

            (v)    investigation;

            (vi)    planning; and

            (vii)    design coordination.

        (3)    “Practice engineering” does not include the exclusive and sole performance of nontechnical management activities.

    (k)    “Professional engineer” means, unless the context requires otherwise, an engineer who is licensed by the Board to practice engineering.

    (l)    (1)    “Responsible charge” means direct control and personal supervision of engineering that requires initiative, professional skill, and independent judgment.

        (2)    “Responsible charge” includes responsible engineering teaching.

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