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Long Island Association of Professional Geologists!

The bill to establish professional licensing of geologists in New York State has been signed into law!

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Thursday, 17 November 2016

Rules of Unprofessional Conduct Applicable to Geologists:

Ignore Them At The Risk of Losing Your Hard Fought License!

Presented by:

Fred Eisenbud of Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP


Once you receive your New York State Professional Geologist license, you will be subject to the same rules of professional conduct as for all other licensed professions in New York State.

To ensure public protection, the New York State Education Department's Office of the Professions (OP) investigates and prosecutes professional misconduct in over 50 other licensed professions in New York State.  Professional misconduct is the failure of a licensed professional to meet expected standards of practice defined in Education Law and in the Rules of the Board of Regents which includes the following:

  • Engaging in acts of gross incompetence or gross negligence on a single occasion, or negligence or incompetence on more than one occasion

  • Permitting or aiding an unlicensed person to perform activities requiring a license

  • Refusing a client or patient service because of race, creed, color, or national origin

  • Practicing beyond the scope of the profession

  • Releasing confidential information without authorization

  • Being convicted of a crime

  • Failing to return or provide copies of records on request

  • Being sexually or physically abusive

  • Abandoning or neglecting a patient in need of immediate care

  • Performing unnecessary work or unauthorized services

  • Practicing under the influece of alcohol or other drugs

A range of penalties for misconduct can be imposed that includes censure and reprimand, fines (up to $10K for each violation), suspensions and/or probationary terms, and possibly revocation of the professional's license.

It IS therefore incumbent upon each of us making application for licensure to become well informed and understand what professional misconduct means and the potential resultant consequences.  Come join us for an evening of education, professional camaraderie and fun!!

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LIAPG Educational Outreach

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Wentz presentation

LIAPG member Ken Wenz (Genesis Engineering and Redevelopment) recently dropped by Hofstra University to speak to students in the Department of Geology, Environment, and Sustainability about working in the field of environmental consulting.

Ken's presentation included a discussion of Phase I and Phase II ESAs and a demonstration of some commonly used field equipment, such as a soil auger and portable soil gas analyzer.

New Job Listings! Click Here for the Employment Page.

Founded in 2002, the LIAPG is a non-profit association of industry and academic geologists in the Long Island and Metropolitan New York region. Links to member firms.
The goals of the LIAPG include providing a forum for professional geologists to meet and discuss a broad range of topics, supporting and creating educational opportunities for geologists, and working to advance the professional licensing and certification of geologists in New York.
The LIAPG also supports geologic education in regional primary and secondary schools, and in colleges and universities.

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