New Rule Adopted: Rules of Conduct
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Architectural Examiners, in accordance with the provisions of R.S. 49:950 et seq., and through the authority granted in R.S. 37:144(C), amended LAC 46:I.1901 pertaining to the rules of conduct of architects. The final rule was published in the June 2019 issue of the Louisiana Register.
The amended Rule restates and clarifies the rules of conduct to ensure that they remain relevant to contemporary architectural practice and ensure the expected professional and ethical conduct of architects found in law remain focused on the protection of the health, safety, and welfare of the public. These rules were modeled after the Model Rules of Conduct favorably voted upon by the Member Boards of the National Council of Registration Boards during the 2018 NCARB Annual Business Meeting.
The changes to LAC 46:I.1901.A are primarily clarifications concerning the competence of an architect, conflict of interest, compliance with laws. In addition, a new section was added related to an architect sealing documents and discusses exceptions to that rule. Another new item addresses the relationship between an AXP Supervisor and a candidate pursuing architecture.