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  327.411.  Personal seal, how used, effect of. — 1.  Each architect and each professional engineer and each professional land surveyor and each professional landscape architect shall have a personal seal in a form prescribed by the board, and he or she shall affix the seal to all final technical submissions.  Technical submissions shall include, but are not limited to, drawings, specifications, plats, surveys, exhibits, reports, and certifications of construction prepared by the licensee, or under such licensee's immediate personal supervision.  Such licensee shall either prepare or personally supervise the preparation of all documents sealed by the licensee, and such licensee shall be held personally responsible for the contents of all such documents sealed by such licensee, whether prepared or drafted by another licensee or not.

  2.  The personal seal of an architect or professional engineer or professional land surveyor or professional landscape architect shall be the legal equivalent of the licensee's signature whenever and wherever used, and the owner of the seal shall be responsible for the architectural, engineering, land surveying, or landscape architectural documents, as the case may be, when the licensee places his or her personal seal on such technical submissions to be used in connection with, any architectural or engineering project, survey, or landscape architectural project.  Licensees shall undertake to perform architectural, professional engineering, professional land surveying and professional landscape architectural services only when they are qualified by education, training, and experience in the specific technical areas involved.

  3.  Notwithstanding any provision of this section, any architect, professional engineer, professional land surveyor, or professional landscape architect may, but is not required to, attach a statement over his or her signature, authenticated by his or her personal seal, specifying the particular technical submissions, or portions thereof, intended to be authenticated by the seal, and disclaiming any responsibility for all other technical submissions relating to or intended to be used for any part or parts of the architectural or engineering project or survey or landscape architectural project.

  4.  Nothing in this section, or any rule or regulation of the board shall require any professional to seal preliminary or incomplete documents.

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(L. 1969 S.B. 117, A.L. 1999 H.B. 343, A.L. 2003 S.B. 478, A.L. 2010 H.B. 1692, et al. merged with H.B. 2226, et al., A.L. 2014 S.B. 809)


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