(A) The architects board may by three concurring votes deny renewal of, revoke, or suspend any certificate of qualification to practice architecture, issued or renewed under sections 4703.10, 4703.13, and 4703.14 of the Revised Code, or any certificate of authorization, issued or renewed under sections 4703.13 and 4703.18 of the Revised Code, if proof satisfactory to the board is presented in any of the following cases:
(1) In case it is shown that the certificate was obtained by fraud;
(2) In case the holder of the certificate has been found guilty by the board or by a court of justice of any fraud or deceit in the holder's professional practice, or has been convicted of a felony by a court of justice;
(3) In case the holder has been found guilty by the board of gross negligence, incompetency, or misconduct in the performance of the holder's services as an architect or in the practice of architecture;
(4) In case the holder of the certificate has been found guilty by the board of signing plans for the construction of a building as a "registered architect" where the holder is not the actual architect of such building and where the holder is without prior written consent of the architect originating the design or other documents used in the plans;
(5) In case the holder of the certificate has been found guilty by the board of aiding and abetting another person or persons not properly registered as required by sections 4703.01 to 4703.19 of the Revised Code, in the performance of activities that in any manner or extent constitute the practice of architecture. At any time after the expiration of six months from the date of the revocation or suspension of a certificate, the individual, firm, partnership, association, or corporation may apply for reinstatement of the certificate. Upon showing that all loss caused by the individual, firm, partnership, association, or corporation whose certificate has been revoked or suspended has been fully satisfied and that all conditions imposed by the revocation or suspension decision have been complied with, and upon the payment of all costs incurred by the board as a result of the case at issue, the board, at its discretion and upon evidence that in its opinion would so warrant, may restore the certificate.
(B) In addition to disciplinary action the board may take against a certificate holder under division (A) of this section or section 4703.151 of the Revised Code, the board may impose a fine against a certificate holder who obtained a certificate by fraud or who is found guilty of any act specified in divisions (A)(2) to (A)(5) of this section or who violates any rule governing the standards of service, conduct, and practice adopted pursuant to section 4703.02 of the Revised Code. The fine imposed shall be not more than one thousand dollars for each offense but shall not exceed five thousand dollars regardless of the number of offenses the certificate holder has committed between the time the fine is imposed and the time any previous fine was imposed.
Effective Date: 06-13-1990; 09-29-2005; 2008 SB225 06-20-2008