Code Considerations
Relevant To Hyatt Regency Collapse

National Society of Professional Engineers [NSPE] Code of Ethics:

II. Rules of Practice

1. Engineers shall hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public.

a. If engineers' judgment is overruled under circumstances that endanger life or property, they shall notify their employer or client and such other authority as may be appropriate.


f. Engineers having knowledge of any alleged violation of this Code shall report thereon to appropriate professional bodies and, when relevant, also to public authorities, and cooperate with the proper authorities in furnishing such information or assistance as may be required.

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Kentucky Board of Registration for Engineers and Land Surveyors:

201 KAR 18:142. Code of professional practice and conduct.

Section 2. The engineer or land surveyor shall conduct his practice in order to protect the public health, safety, and welfare.

(1) The practice of professional engineering and land surveying is a privilege, and not a right.

(2) When a licensee's judgment is overruled and he has reason to believe the public health, safety or welfare may be endangered, he shall inform his employer or client of the possible consequences and, if not resolved, notify appropriate authorities.

Section 10. If a licensee has knowledge or reason to believe that any person or other licensee is in violation of KRS Chapter 322 or any administrative regulation adopted by this board, he shall present that information to the board in writing and shall cooperate with the board in furnishing information within his knowledge. (27 Ky.R. 2603; Am. 3122; 3239; eff. 6-8-2001 .)

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