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54-304. architect’s seal. (1) Every licensed architect shall have a seal, the impression of which must contain the name and Idaho architect license number of the architect and the words "licensed architect" and "state of Idaho," with which he shall seal all technical submissions issued from his office.
(2) The seal, signature and date may be manually or electronically applied. Whenever the seal is applied to a technical submission, the signature of the architect and the date thereof shall be written adjacent to or across the seal. The signature, date and seal shall appear on all technical submissions prepared by the architect or that meet the requirements set forth in subsection (4) of this section. Only the title page of reports, specifications and like documents must bear the date and the seal and signature of the architect. It is the responsibility of the architect sealing the document to provide adequate security when documents with electronic seals are distributed. Electronically produced documents distributed for informational uses, such as for bidding purposes or as working copies, may be issued with only the architect’s seal if:
(a) The copy includes a notice that the original document is on file with the date and architect’s signature;
(b) The words "original signed by" and "date original signed" are placed adjacent to or across the seal on the electronic document; and
(c) The storage location of the original document is identified.
The design and use of the seal shall be as required by board rule.
(3) Technical submissions involving the practice of architecture that are submitted to any public or governmental agency for the purpose of obtaining a building permit that are not clearly identified by the affixed seal of the architect and the signature of the architect and date thereof shall be deemed unacceptable submissions for the purpose of obtaining a building permit.
(4) An architect may sign and seal technical submissions only if the technical submissions were:
(a) Prepared by the architect;
(b) Prepared by persons under the architect’s responsible control;
(c) Prepared by another architect licensed in Idaho if the signing and sealing architect has reviewed the other architect’s work and either has coordinated the preparation of the work or has integrated the work into his own technical submissions; or
(d) Prepared by another architect licensed in any state and holding the certification issued by the national council of architectural registration boards if:
(i) The signing and sealing architect has reviewed the other architect’s work and has integrated the work into his own technical submissions; and
(ii) The other architect’s technical submissions are prototypical building documents.
(5) An architect may sign and seal drawings, specifications or other work that is not required to be prepared by an architect if the architect has reviewed the work and has integrated it into his own technical submissions.
(6) Any licensed architect signing or sealing technical submissions not prepared by that architect but prepared under the architect’s responsible control by persons not regularly employed in the office where the architect is resident shall maintain and make available to the board upon request, for at least five (5) years following the signing and sealing, adequate and complete records demonstrating the nature and extent of the architect’s control over and detailed knowledge of the technical submissions throughout their preparation. Any licensed architect signing or sealing technical submissions integrating the work of another architect into the registered architect’s own work, as permitted under subsection (4)(c) or (d) of this section, shall maintain adequate and complete records demonstrating the nature and extent of the registered architect’s review of and integration of the work of the other architect into his own technical submissions and that such review and integration met the required professional standard of care. Such records shall be maintained and made available to the board, upon request, for at least five (5) years following the signing and sealing of the technical submissions.
[54-304, added 2018, ch. 129, sec. 2, p. 271.]