Terms Used In Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:3179.2

  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.

A.  The board shall prescribe, by rule, distinctively different seals to be used by registered interior designers holding valid certificates of registration.

B.  Each interior designer shall obtain a seal as prescribed by the board.  Any drawing, plan, specification, or report prepared or issued by the interior designer and being filed for public record shall bear the signature, registration number, and seal of the interior designer who prepared or approved the document and the date on which they were sealed.  The signature, date, and seal shall be evidence of the authenticity of the document.

C.  No interior designer shall affix, or permit to be affixed, his registration number, his seal or signature to any plan, specification, drawing, or other document which depicts work which he is not competent or licensed to perform.

D.  No interior designer shall affix his signature, registration number, or seal to any plan, specification, or other document which was not prepared by him or under his responsible supervising control or by another interior designer and reviewed, approved, or modified and adopted by him as his own work according to rules adopted by the board.

E.  Studies, drawings, specifications, and other related documents prepared by an interior designer in providing interior design services shall be of a sufficiently high standard to clearly and accurately indicate all essential parts of the work to which they refer.

F.  When the certificate of registration of an interior designer has been revoked or suspended by the board, the interior designer shall surrender his seal to the secretary of the board within a period of thirty days after the revocation or suspension has become effective.  If the certificate of registration of the interior designer has been suspended for a period of time, his seal shall be returned to him upon expiration of the suspension period.

G.  Any interior designer who advertises his services through any medium, including but not limited to advertising in newspapers, magazines or on television, and to stationery and business cards, shall indicate in such advertisement his name, business addresses, registration number and such other reasonable information as may be required by rule.

Acts 1995, No. 496, §1; Acts 1997, No. 877, §1; Acts 1999, No. 426, §1.