On the Official Internet Site of the Florida Legislature, the 2012 Statutes are listed for the ”Florida Disciplinary proceedings against registered interior designers.”
This is just a sampling of the many statutes regarding discipline which could put your Interior Design license in jeopardy:
“Attempting to obtain, obtaining, or renewing, by bribery, by fraudulent misrepresentation, or through an error of the board, a license to practice interior design;”
“Being convicted or found guilty, regardless of adjudication, of a crime in any jurisdiction which directly relates to the provision of interior design services or to the ability to provide interior design services. A plea of nolo contendere shall create a rebuttable presumption of guilt to the underlying criminal charges. However, the board shall allow the person being disciplined to present any evidence relevant to the underlying charges and the circumstances surrounding her or his plea;”
“False, deceptive, or misleading advertising;”
“Failing to report to the board any person who the licensee knows is in violation of this part or the rules of the board;”
“Failing to perform any statutory or legal obligation placed upon a registered interior designer;”
“Making deceptive, untrue, or fraudulent representations in the provision of interior design services;”
“Accepting and performing professional responsibilities which the licensee knows or has reason to know that she or he is not competent or licensed to perform;”
“Conspiring with another licensee or with any other person to commit an act, or committing an act, which would tend to coerce, intimidate, or preclude another licensee from lawfully advertising her or his services;”
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This sampling of possible reasons for a Disciplinary Action against an Interior Designer’s license in the State of Florida, can put your license in jeopardy. Remember, your license is your livelihood.
The Soreide Law Group, PLLC, will represent you in front of the Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design regarding licensing issues. To make an appointment to speak with an experienced and qualified attorney please call Soreide Law Group at: (888) 760-6552 or visit our website at: www.floridaprofessionallicense.com