In the Matter of a Complaint Pursuant to the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act
On June 26, 2018, a Discipline Committee Panel of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick (APEGNB) issued an Order with respect to a Complaint involving misuse of professional seal.
The Order accepted a Voluntary Agreement between APEGNB and the Member to have the matter resolved without necessity of a hearing.
The Discipline Committee Panel recognized that it is in the public interest, and the interest of APEGNB, to accept voluntary agreements wherein the Member takes responsibility for misconduct and the sanctions are commensurate with the gravity of the offence.
The Order accepted the joint recommendation that contained the following sanctions:
The Association publishing, without names, without geographic reference, a summary of the matter to the membership consistent with the following for the purpose of education:
- APEGNB received a Complaint against a Member for misuse of seal.
- Specifically, the member provided “stamped” designs to their client for review by a municipality for which they knew were not complete.
- The Member acknowledged that in order to protect the public interest, and ensure confidence in the profession, members must use their seal appropriately.
- The Member voluntarily undertook to successfully conclude the National Professional Practice Exam prior to relicensing in 2019.
Any issues with respect to the implementation of the Order remains the jurisdiction of the Panel of the Discipline Committee. Otherwise, the matter is considered closed without further hearing.
Darryl Ford, PEng
Chair Discipline Committee
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