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§ 902. Definitions

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 63 P.S. Professions and Occupations (State Licensed)

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 63 P.S. Professions and Occupations (State Licensed) (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 23. Landscape Architects' Registration Law (Refs & Annos)
63 P.S. § 902
§ 902. Definitions
As used in this act:
(1) “Board” means the State Board of Landscape Architects.
(2) “Department” means the Department of State, acting by and through the Commissioner of Professional and Occupational Affairs.
(3) “Landscape architect” means a person who engages or offers to engage in the practice of landscape architecture in this Commonwealth under the authority of this act.
(4) “Practice of landscape architecture” means the performance of professional services such as consultation, investigation, research, planning, design, preparation of drawings and specifications, or responsible observation of construction in connection with the development of land areas where, and to the extent that, the dominant purpose of such services is the preservation, enhancement or determination of proper land uses, natural land features, planting, naturalistic and aesthetic values, the settings and approaches to structures or other circulation improvements, the shaping and contouring of land and water forms, the setting of grades and determining drainage and providing for storm water management and determination of environmental impacts and problems of land including erosion and sedimentation, blight and other hazards. This practice shall include the location and arrangement of such tangible objects and features as are incidental and necessary to the purposes outlined herein and as may be prescribed by local or Commonwealth authorities but shall not include the design of structures or facilities as are ordinarily included in the practice of engineering or architecture and shall not include the making of land surveys. This provision shall not be construed to prohibit those engaged in nursery occupations or as gardeners or landscape contractors from preparing planting plans and items incidental thereto.
(5) “Responsible charge” means such degree of competence and accountability gained by technical education or experience of a grade and character as is sufficient to qualify a person to personally and independently engage in and be entrusted with the work involved in the practice of landscape architecture.
(6) “C.L.A.R.B.” means the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards, a national coordinating body serving to promote high standards of landscape architectural practice, foster the enactment of uniform laws; equalize and improve the standards for examination, compile, maintain, and transmit professional records to member boards and recommend registration for landscape architects meeting its standards for interstate and foreign registration.
(7) “Planting design” means the design, planning, location and arrangements of plantings or other ornamental features.


1966, Jan. 24, P.L. (1965) 1527, § 2. Affected 1978, Nov. 26, P.L. 1223, No. 292, § 22. Amended 1982, June 17, P.L. 527, No. 151, § 1, effective in 60 days; 1984, March 7, P.L. 129, No. 24, § 1, effective April 1, 1984.
63 P.S. § 902, PA ST 63 P.S. § 902
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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