Canada Lands Surveyors Regulations
3. (1) Members shall abide by the code of ethics set out in subsections (2) to (7).
(2) Members shall serve the public to the best of their knowledge and ability and with accuracy and efficiency for the development and peaceful enjoyment of Canada’s lands and natural resources.
(3) Members shall be honest and trustworthy and shall, in particular,
(a) maintain confidentiality with respect to client or employer affairs during the term of their contract or employment and after their contract or employment has been terminated;
(b) certify only work that was performed by the member or under the member’s supervision; and
(c) enter into fee-splitting arrangements only with the knowledge and consent of their client.
(4) Members shall be vigilant upholders of the law relating to their profession and shall refrain from, in particular,
(a) entering into an arrangement that would allow the unauthorized practice of their profession; and
(b) knowingly or willingly becoming accessories to a failure to report any illegal practice of their profession to the Council of the Association.
(5) Members shall avoid any appearance of professional impropriety and shall, in particular,
(a) declare to their clients or employers any conflict of interest that impairs the quality of their services;
(b) ensure, to the best of their ability that their names are not used in association with persons or enterprises of dubious or doubtful ethics; and
(c) accept no compensation from more than one source for the same service without the consent of all parties involved.
(6) Members shall charge and accept only fair and reasonable compensation for their services and shall, in particular,
(a) make their claims for compensation commensurate with the professional and technical complexity of their services, their level of responsibility and their professional liability; and
(b) make details relevant to their claims for compensation available to their client on request.
(7) Members shall maintain their competence, integrity and respect for their profession in their relations with colleagues, clients, employers or employees and the public and shall, in particular,
(a) assume professional responsibility for authorized works carried out by their non-professional employees;
(b) cultivate into their employees the utmost integrity and a clear understanding of the professional obligations of surveyors to the public;
(c) provide their employees with good working conditions and reasonable remuneration;
(d) continually advance their skills and knowledge through study and educational programs;
(e) refrain from public criticism of the conduct or practice of colleagues;
(f) report any perceived misconduct or incompetence of members to the Council of the Association;
(g) keep adequate records of their work such that its quality can be judged by their peers;
(h) refrain from accepting assignments beyond their competence or beyond the resources available to them; and
(i) limit their advertising to a level that provides adequate information and avoids misleading and self-laudatory language.
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