Chapter 220-5 STANDARDS OF PRACTICE
|(1)||It is the responsibility of each registered forester to practice professional forestry in a manner which protects the public welfare and safety and in a manner which meets generally accepted standards of practice.|
|(2)||For purposes of this rule, generally accepted standards of practice shall include, but not be limited to, adherence to Best Management Practices which is available from the Board office.|
|(3)||Failure to practice professional forestry in accordance with generally accepted standards of practice shall constitute unprofessional conduct as provided for in O.C.G.A. 43-1-19(a)(6) and shall be grounds for disciplinary action as provided for by law.|
|(1)||Definition of Ethical Conduct. Professional ethical conduct is behavior that adheres to the common sense of right and wrong within the profession. Notwithstanding the fact that ethical conduct is more than mere compliance with written law, the following code of Professional Ethics sets forth minimum standards of ethical conduct.|
|(2)||Code of Professional Ethics.
The rules set forth below establish the Code of Professional Ethics for
all applicants and registrants of the board. A failure to comply with one or
more of these rules is deemed to be unethical conduct.
|(3)||Disciplinary Action. An applicant or registrant, who a majority of the board has determined, has failed to comply with any provision of the Code of Professional Ethics, paragraph (2) above, shall be deemed to have committed unethical conduct and maybe disciplined by the board. The disciplinary action may include a refusal to grant a license to an applicant and to revoke the license of a forester licensed by the board.|