2010 Maryland Code
Subtitle 1 - Definitions; General Provisions
Section 14-101 - Definitions.

§ 14-101. Definitions [Amendment subject to abrogation].

(a)  In general.- In this title the following words have the meanings indicated. 

(b)  Board.- "Board" means the State Board for Professional Engineers. 

(c)  Design coordination.- "Design coordination" means the review and coordination of services provided by individuals licensed or certified under Titles 3, 8, 9, 14, and 15 of this article. 

(d)  License.- "License" means, unless the context requires otherwise, a license issued by the Board to practice engineering. 

(e)  License fee.- "License fee" means, as applicable, the fee paid in connection with the issuance and renewal of a license and the issuance of a reciprocal license. 

(f)  Practice engineering.-  

(1) "Practice engineering" means to provide any service or creative work the performance of which requires education, training, and experience in the application of: 

(i) special knowledge of the mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences; and 

(ii) the principles and methods of engineering analysis and design. 

(2) In regard to a building or other structure, machine, equipment, process, works, system, project, or public or private utility, "practice engineering" includes: 

(i) consultation; 

(ii) design; 

(iii) evaluation; 

(iv) inspection of construction to ensure compliance with specifications and drawings; 

(v) investigation; 

(vi) planning; and 

(vii) design coordination. 

(3) "Practice engineering" does not include the exclusive and sole performance of nontechnical management activities. 

(g)  Professional engineer.- "Professional engineer" means, unless the context requires otherwise, an engineer who is licensed by the Board to practice engineering. 

(h)  Responsible charge.-  

(1) "Responsible charge" means direct control and personal supervision of engineering that requires initiative, professional skill, and independent judgment. 

(2) "Responsible charge" includes responsible engineering teaching. 

[An. Code 1957, art. 751/2, § 2; 1989, ch. 3, § 1; 1990, ch. 23; 2001, ch. 193; 2003, ch. 227, § 2; 2008, ch. 36.] 


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