Ethics XII – 1.5 Contact Hours
The case-in-chief is Grant v. Kansas State Board of Technical Professionals, Kansas Court of Appeals 2012. This case is actually a follow-up to our February 2011 edition and the case of Appeal by Janet Reed. In that case a rouge surveyor bent on correcting an entire subdivision based on a new modern-day breakdown of a section, sent the parties to court because of, as the court pit it, his “unbending mindset” that measurements are more important than established boundaries. In this case, the rouge surveyor is appealing the disciplinary action handed down by the board of licensure. It’s easier to learn from the mistakes of others than it is to experience them yourself. The National Society of Professional Surveyor’s (NSPS) “Surveyor’s Creed and Canons” is the barometer for measuring the ethics in the case. This is a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 7 pages. Along with a copy of the Creed and Canons, this is a 10-Page document with a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter, the Creed and Canons, and the case-in-chief.
OBJECTIVES: To enhance professional competency and improve practitioner’s knowledge of the law as it relates to the practice of land surveying.