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§ 2475. Professional Standards of Practice.

16 CA ADC § 2475BARCLAYS OFFICIAL CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS

Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 16. Professional and Vocational Regulations
Division 24. Court Reporters Board of California
Article 8. Denial, Suspension and Revocation of Certificates
16 CCR § 2475
§ 2475. Professional Standards of Practice.
(a) Consistent with any action that may be taken by the Board pursuant to Sections 8025 and 8025.1 of the Code, the Board may cite a business that renders professional services, namely shorthand reporting services, within the meaning of Corporations Code Section 13401 or cite or discipline any certificate holder, including suspending, revoking, or denying the certification of a certified shorthand reporter, for violation of professional standards of practice.
(b) Every person under the jurisdiction of the Board who holds a license or certificate, or temporary license or certificate, or business that renders professional services, namely shorthand reporting services, within the meaning of Corporations Code Section 13401, shall comply with the following professional standards of practice:
(1) Make truthful and accurate public statements when advertising professional qualifications and competence and/or services offered to the public.
(2) Maintain confidentiality of information which is confidential as a result of rule, regulation, statute, court order, or deposition proceedings.
(3) Perform professional services within the scope of one's competence, including promptly notifying the parties present or the presiding officer upon determining that one is not competent to continue an assignment. A licensee may continue to report proceedings after such notification upon stipulation on the record of all parties present or upon order of the presiding officer.
(4) Comply with legal and/or agreed-to delivery dates and/or provide prompt notification of delays.
(5) In addition to the requirements of Section 2025.220(a)(5) of the Code of Civil Procedure, promptly notify, when reasonably able to do so, all known parties in attendance at a deposition or civil court proceeding and/or their attorneys of a request for preparation of all or any part of a transcript, including a rough draft, in electronic or paper form. No such notification is necessary when the request is from the court.
(6) Act without bias toward, or prejudice against, any parties and/or their attorneys.
(7) Not enter into, arrange, or participate in a relationship that compromises the impartiality of the certified shorthand reporter, including, but not limited to, a relationship in which compensation for reporting services is based upon the outcome of the proceeding.
(8) Other than the receipt of compensation for reporting services, neither directly or indirectly give nor receive any gift, incentive, reward, or anything of value to or from any person or entity associated with a proceeding being reported. Such persons or entities shall include, but are not limited to, attorneys or an attorney's family members, employees of attorneys or an employee's family members, law firms as single entities, clients, witnesses, insurers, underwriters, or any agents or representatives thereof. Exceptions to the foregoing restriction shall be as follows: (A) giving or receiving items that do not exceed $100 (in the aggregate for any combination of items given and/or received) per calendar year to or from an attorney or an attorney's family members, an employee of an attorney or an employee's family members, a law firm as a single entity, a client, a witness, an insurer, an underwriter, or any agent or representative thereof; or (B) providing services without charge for which the certified shorthand reporter reasonably expects to be reimbursed from the Transcript Reimbursement Fund, Sections 8030 et seq. of the Code, or otherwise for an “indigent person” as defined in Section 8030.4(f) of the Code.
Note: Authority cited: Section 8007, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 8025, 8025.1 and 8030, Business and Professions Code.
HISTORY
1. New section filed 1-11-2007; operative 2-10-2007 (Register 2007, No. 2).
2. Amendment of subsections (a), (b) and (b)(8) filed 9-30-2013; operative 1-1-2014 (Register 2013, No. 40).
This database is current through 5/13/22 Register 2022, No. 19
16 CCR § 2475, 16 CA ADC § 2475
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