OAR 809-020-0030

Any violation of the Code of Professional Conduct is misconduct under OAR 809-003-0000 (Definitions)(13) and is grounds for discipline under ORS 672.675 (Grounds for reprimand, suspension, revocation or refusal to renew certificate)(2) and the assessment of civil penalties under 672.690 (Civil penalties)(1). Misconduct under OAR 809-003-0000 (Definitions)(13) also includes, but is not limited to, any of the following acts committed in connection with or related to the public practice of geology:


Signing or stamping work not prepared under the direct supervision or control of the registered geologist;


Offering or accepting gifts (other than those of nominal value, such as entertainment or hospitality), with the intent of influencing the judgment of a client, prospective client, government official, or another geologist in connection with a project, or employment, in which the registered geologist is to be retained or has a financial interest;


Fraud, deceit, misrepresentation, false impersonation, false or forged evidence, or a felony conviction;


Practicing geology while impaired by alcohol or other drugs;


Engaging in false, misleading or deceptive advertising;


Negligence, gross negligence, or incompetence.
Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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