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§ 14-101. Definitions

West's Annotated Code of MarylandBusiness Occupations and ProfessionsEffective: October 1, 2016

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Business Occupations and Professions
Title 14. Professional Engineers (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 1. Definitions; General Provisions (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2016
MD Code, Business Occupations & Professions, § 14-101
§ 14-101. Definitions
In general
(a) In this title the following words have the meanings indicated.
(b) “Affiliate” means a person that directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, controls, or is controlled by, a permit holder.
(c) “Board” means the State Board for Professional Engineers.
(d) “Council” means the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying.
Design coordination
(e) “Design coordination” means the review and coordination of services provided by individuals licensed or certified under Titles 3, 8, 9, 14, and 15 of this article.
(f) “License” means, unless the context requires otherwise, a license issued by the Board to practice engineering.
License fee
(g) “License fee” means, as applicable, the fee paid in connection with the issuance and renewal of a license and the issuance of a reciprocal license.
Managing agent
(h) “Managing agent” means a professional engineer designated as the managing agent by a permit holder under § 14-403 of this title.
(i) “Permit” means, unless the context requires otherwise, a permit issued by the Board to allow a corporation, partnership, or limited liability company to operate a business through which one or more professional engineers may practice engineering.
Practice engineering
(j)(1) “Practice engineering” means to provide any service or creative work the performance of which requires education, training, and experience in the application of:
(i) special knowledge of the mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences; and
(ii) the principles and methods of engineering analysis and design.
(2) In regard to a building or other structure, machine, equipment, process, works, system, project, or public or private utility, “practice engineering” includes:
(i) consultation;
(ii) design;
(iii) evaluation;
(iv) inspection of construction to ensure compliance with specifications and drawings;
(v) investigation;
(vi) planning; and
(vii) design coordination.
(3) “Practice engineering” does not include the exclusive and sole performance of nontechnical management activities.
Professional engineer
(k) “Professional engineer” means, unless the context requires otherwise, an engineer who is licensed by the Board to practice engineering.
Responsible charge
(l)(1) “Responsible charge” means direct control and personal supervision of engineering that requires initiative, professional skill, and independent judgment.
(2) “Responsible charge” includes responsible engineering teaching.


Added by Acts 1989, c. 3, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1990, c. 23; Acts 2001, c. 193, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2001; Acts 2003, c. 227, § 2, eff. June 1, 2003; Acts 2008, c. 36, § 1, eff. April 8, 2008; Acts 2013, c. 102, §§ 1, 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2013; Acts 2013, c. 613, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2013; Acts 2016, c. 361, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2016.
MD Code, Business Occupations & Professions, § 14-101, MD BUS OCCUP & PROF § 14-101
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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