201 KAR 19:350. Unprofessional
RELATES TO: KRS 323.408(1), 323.412
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 323.210(2),
NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS
323.406(4) authorizes the board to promulgate administrative regulations to
establish a process regarding the use of a certified interior designer's
signature. KRS 323.408(1) requires the board to administer and enforce the laws
governing certified interior designers. This administrative regulation
establishes a code of professional conduct for certified interior designers.
Section 1. Unprofessional Conduct. The
following acts by a certified interior designer shall be "unprofessional
(1) Accepting compensation for interior
design services from an entity other than his or her client or employer, unless
the client or employer has notice and has waived objection.
(2) Offering or making a payment or gift
to a government official, whether elected or appointed, with the intent to
influence official judgment in connection with a prospective or existing
(3) Offering or making a payment or gift,
as an individual certified interior designer or as a participating member of a
partnership or corporation, to an elected governmental official, candidate for
governmental office, or the campaign of a candidate for governmental office,
when the payment or gift is a violation of federal or state campaign finance
(4) Having a court judgment entered, as
described at KRS 323.412.
(5) Offering or making a gift, except a
gift of nominal value, including, for example, reasonable entertainment and
hospitality, with the intent to influence the judgment of an existing or
prospective client in connection with a project in which the certified interior
designer has an interest.
(6) Having a financial interest in the
manufacture, sale or installation of a component or process used in a project
for which he or she is the certified interior designer, unless the client has
been advised and has waived objection.
(7) Publicly endorsing a product, system,
or service, or permitting the use of his or her name or photograph to imply
endorsement of a product, system, or service not designed or developed by him
(8) Claiming to be the author of a plan,
print, building specification, or report, or affixing his or her name to a
drawing, which has not been prepared by the certified interior designer or an
employee under the supervision of the certified interior designer.
Section 2. Fraudulent or Dishonest
Activity. In addition to the prohibitions in KRS 323.412, the following
practices by a certified interior designer shall be deemed to be
"fraudulent or dishonest behavior":
(1) Making untrue or deceitful statements
or representations to the board.
(2) Bribing a person who may influence
the selection of a certified interior designer.
(3) Willfully misleading or defrauding a
person employing him or her as a certified interior designer.
(4) Willful violation of:
(a) A Kentucky or other state law
relating to the title of certified interior designer; or
(b) An administrative regulation
promulgated by the board.
(5) Using, or attempting to use, or
working under, a certificate that has been suspended or revoked or which has
not been renewed as required by law. (29 Ky.R. 2397; Am. 2662; eff. 5-15-03.)