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36-18A-45 Seal, signature and date as certification of work done by licensee--Documents on which sea...
     36-18A-45.   Seal, signature and date as certification of work done by licensee--Documents on which seal is required--Preliminary work--Multiple seals--Electronically transmitted documents. The application of the licensee's seal and signature and the date constitutes certification that the work on which it was applied was done by the licensee or under the licensee's responsible charge. The seal, signature, and date shall be placed in such a manner that can be legibly reproduced on the following:
             (1)      All originals, copies, tracings, or other reproducibles of all final drawings, specifications, reports, plats, plans, land surveys, design information, and calculations prepared by the licensee or under the licensee's responsible charge when presented to a client or any public or governmental agency. A licensee may not review or check technical submissions of another licensed professional or unlicensed person and seal the documents as the licensee's own work;
             (2)      Preliminary work shall contain a note that the submittal is Not for Construction, Preliminary, or other such explanation that it is not final;
             (3)      In the case of multiple seals, the title or index sheet may be sealed, signed, and dated by all involved. In addition, each sheet shall be sealed, signed, and dated by the licensee or licensees responsible for that sheet;
             (4)      Drawings that are transmitted electronically to a client or governmental agency shall have the computer-generated seal removed from the original file. The electronic media shall have the following inserted in lieu of the seal, signature, and date: This document originally issued and sealed by (name of licensee/sealer), (title), (license number), on (date of sealing). This media should not be considered a certified document;
             (5)      Drawings, reports, or documents that are signed and sealed using a digital method shall have an electronic authentication process attached to or logically associated with the electronic documents. The digital signature shall be:
             (a)      Unique to the person using it;
             (b)      Capable of verification;
             (c)      Under the sole control of the person using it; and
             (d)      Linked to a document in such a manner that the digital signature is invalidated if any data in the document is changed.

Source: SL 1999, ch 195, § 45; SL 2007, ch 219, § 14.


Chapter 36-18A

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