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§ 11-603. Conduct creating conflict of interest prohibited

West's Annotated Code of MarylandBusiness Occupations and Professions

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Business Occupations and Professions
Title 11. Pilots (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 6. Miscellaneous Provisions (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Business Occupations & Professions, § 11-603
§ 11-603. Conduct creating conflict of interest prohibited
In general
(a) A licensed pilot may not engage in conduct that constitutes a conflict of interest.
Situations creating conflict of interest
(b) A conflict of interest exists in situations in which:
(1) except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, a licensed pilot solicits or accepts financial or other consideration of value from a tugboat, towing, vessel-assist, vessel-owning, or vessel-chartering company, or an agent or officer of that company, or from any other entity providing services in the port community;
(2) a licensed pilot takes any action with the intent to benefit or harm the economic interests of a tugboat, towing, vessel-assist, vessel-owning, or vessel-chartering company, or any other entity providing services in the port community;
(3) a licensed pilot allows personal financial interests to conflict with professional responsibilities;
(4) a licensed pilot solicits business for a tugboat, towing, vessel-assist, vessel-owning, or vessel-chartering company, or any other entity providing services in the port community; or
(5) a licensed pilot discourages a person from engaging the services of a tugboat, towing, vessel-assist, vessel-owning, or vessel-chartering company, or any other entity providing services in the port community.
Situations not creating conflict of interest
(c) A conflict of interest does not exist in situations in which:
(1) remuneration is paid to the pilot through the Association in return for the provision of pilotage services; or
(2) there is an exchange of nominal social pleasantries between the licensed pilot and any entity providing services to the port community.

Credits

Added by Acts 2004, c. 520, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2004. Amended by Acts 2005, c. 25, § 1, eff. April 12, 2005.
MD Code, Business Occupations & Professions, § 11-603, MD BUS OCCUP & PROF § 11-603
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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