815 Kar 35:080. Code Of Ethics

Link to law: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/815/035/080.htm
Published: 2015

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KAR 35:080. Code of ethics.



227A.040(8), 227A.060, EO 2009-535


AUTHORITY: KRS 227A.040(8), EO 2009-535


FUNCTION AND CONFORMITY: KRS 227A.040(8) authorizes the Office of Housing,

Buildings and Construction to promulgate administrative regulations to

establish a code of ethics for electrical contractors, electricians, and master

electricians. EO 2009 535, effective June 12, 2009,

reorganized the Office of Housing, Buildings and Construction as the Department

of Housing, Buildings, and Construction, and established the commissioner,

rather than executive director, as the head of the department.

This administrative regulation establishes the code of ethics for electrical

contractors, master electricians and electricians.


      Section 1. Code of

Ethics. The Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction may find that an

applicant or licensee has violated the Electrical Code of Ethics and take

disciplinary action against a licensee if it finds that an applicant or licensee:

      (1) Failed

to have immediate personal possession of electrical license while performing

electrical work;

      (2) Performed

electrical work for which a permit is required without obtaining an electrical


      (3) Knowingly

performed electrical work not in compliance with the Kentucky Building Code,

815 KAR 7:120, or the Kentucky Residential Code, 815 KAR 7:125, and the

electrical codes and standards incorporated by reference in those

administrative regulations;

      (4) Intentionally

charged a customer for work not performed or parts not provided;

      (5) Obtained

electrical permits on behalf of an electrical contractor without the knowledge

and permission of the electrical contractor;

      (6) Knowingly

allowed a hazardous situation to remain so that the public is unduly exposed to

risk of injury;

      (7) Impersonated

another licensee, or allowed the use of his or her license by an unlicensed


      (8) Engaged in

conduct intended to defraud or deceive the public;


Failed to display the license number on all advertising disseminated, either

directly or indirectly, to the general public;

      (10) Failed to

include the license number on letterhead or business cards;

      (11)(a) Utilized a

company vehicle in the operation of an electrical business without displaying

the name of the licensee or company and the licensee’s Kentucky license number.

      (b) All

identification information shall be in letters not smaller than three (3)

inches in height and shall be legible at all time;

      (12) Was

convicted by a court of law of a felony involving moral turpitude, fraud, or


      (13) Is a chronic

or persistent alcoholic or is drug-addicted so that continued performance of

electrical work is dangerous to clients or the public;

      (14) Developed a

physical or mental disability or other condition so that continued practice is

dangerous to clients or to the public;

      (15) Had a

license, certificate, registration, or other official authorization to perform

electrical work denied, limited, suspended, probated, or revoked in another

jurisdiction on grounds sufficient to cause an electrical license to be denied,

limited, suspended, probated, or revoked in this state;

      (16) Attempted to

use an expired, suspended, or revoked license;

      (17) Failed to

exercise due care in the supervision of electrical work of licensed and

unlicensed persons under his or her supervision; or

      (18) Has not completed, in a timely

manner, work agreed to be performed and paid for by a customer. (31 Ky.R. 1755;

Am. 1978; eff. 7-1-2005; 36 Ky.R. 691; 1227; eff. 1-4-2010.)