Attendees should leave the presentation with an understanding of the definition and explanation of “misconduct” in Rule 61G15, F.A.C., as well as exposure to codes of conduct from different engineering societies. Attendees will also leave with a greater understanding of common ethical issues engineers face, what constitutes “plan-stamping,” how to avoid this ethical issue, and the procedures for the adoption of another engineer’s work. Attendees will be exposed to a discussion of several cases involving unethical behavior, as well as the application of the codes of conduct and Florida BOPE misconduct rules to several hypothetical scenarios. The disciplinary process, guidelines, and penalties found within these statutes and rules will also be covered. Finally, attendees will be brought up to date with the most recent law and rule changes, as well as be provided with an application of the provisions of Chapter 471, F.S., to individual cases and unlicensed practice cases during the immediately preceding biennium.
1 hr. Laws & Rules and 1 hr. Ethics (Required for Professional Engineers – Details)
Ed Bayó has a B. A. in Economics from the University of Puerto Rico (1978) and a law degree (J.D.) from Stetson University (1981). After two years in private practice, he joined the Tax Section of the Attorney General’s Office. He eventually transferred to the Administrative Law Section, where he served as counsel to various professional regulatory boards, including the Boards of Professional Engineers, Dentistry, and Pharmacy. Ed is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in State & Federal Government and Administrative Practice. He left state government in 2002 and is a founding partner in Grossman, Furlow & Bayó, a boutique law firm specializing in regulatory and administrative practice. He is a frequent speaker before local, state, and national professional organizations on licensure and regulatory issues; and he has presented over 260 seminars on laws and rules, ethics and boundaries, and risk management.