2005 California Business and Professions Code Sections 8700-8708 Article 1. General ProvisionsBUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS CODE
8700. This chapter may be cited as the Professional Land Surveyors' Act. Whenever reference is made to the Land Surveyors' Act by any statute, it shall be construed as referring to the Professional Land Surveyors' Act. 8701. "Professional land surveyor" refers to one who practices or offers to practice land surveying. Whenever reference is made to a land surveyor by any statute, it shall be construed as referring to a professional land surveyor. 8702. "Director" refers to the Director of Consumer Affairs. 8703. The phrase "responsible charge of work" means the independent control and direction, by the use of initiative, skill, and independent judgment, of the observations, measurements, and descriptions involved in land surveying work. The phrase does not refer to the concept of financial liability. 8704. Any person practices land surveying when he professes to be a land surveyor or is in responsible charge of land surveying work. 8705. A subordinate is any person directly supervised by a licensed land surveyor or registered civil engineer and who assists a licensed land surveyor or registered civil engineer in the practice of land surveying without assuming responsible charge of work. 8706. "Board" refers to the Board for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. 8707. "Executive officer" refers to the executive officer of the board. 8708. In order to safeguard property and public welfare, no person shall practice land surveying unless appropriately licensed or specifically exempted from licensure under this chapter, and only persons licensed under this chapter shall be entitled to take and use the titles "licensed land surveyor," "professional land surveyor," or "land surveyor," or any combination of these words, phrases, or abbreviations thereof.
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