PART 6                INACTIVE STATUS AND REINSTATEMENT              ISSUING AGENCY:  New Mexico Board of Landscape Architects, P.O. Box 25101, Santa Fe, NM 87504.

[ NMAC - Rp, NMAC, 9-30-16]              SCOPE:  The provisions of NMAC apply to all registered landscape architects who plan to place their license on inactive status, or reinstate their inactive license to active status.

[ NMAC - Rp, NMAC, 9-30-16]              STATUTORY AUTHORITY:  This part is adopted pursuant to Landscape Architects Act, Section 61-24B-9.1 NMSA 1978.

[ NMAC - Rp, 16 44.6.3 NMAC, 9-30-16]              DURATION:  Permanent.

[ NMAC - Rp, NMAC, 9-30-16]              EFFECTIVE DATE:  September 30, 2016, unless a later date is cited at the end of a section.

[ NMAC - Rp, NMAC, 9-30-16]              OBJECTIVE:  This part establishes the requirements and procedures to place an active license on inactive status or to reinstate the license to active status.

[ NMAC - Rp, NMAC, 9-30-16]              DEFINITIONS:  (Refer to Part 1)

[ NMAC - Rp, 16 44.6.7 NMAC, 9-30-16]              INACTIVE STATUS:

               A.           A current licensee in good standing is eligible to be placed on inactive status.  A licensee who failed to renew a license by June 30 of any year shall renew the license in accordance with 16.44.4 NMAC before the licensee can be considered for inactive status.

               B.           A licensee who wishes to be placed on inactive status shall notify the board administrator in writing before his or her current license expires.  The administrator will acknowledge receipt of the notification.

               C.           A licensee shall pay the fees established by the board to be placed on inactive status.

               D.           Rendering or offering to render landscape architectural services or engaging in the practice of landscape architecture while on inactive status shall be considered sufficient grounds for disciplinary action by the board.

               E.           An inactive licensee shall comply with the continuing professional education (CPE) requirements (including reporting CPE’s) as described in 16.44.5 NMAC.

               F.            An inactive licensee shall not represent himself or herself as a registered landscape architect in public statements that include, but are not limited to, paid or unpaid advertising, brochures, printed matter, directory listings, personal resumes or curricula vitae, interviews or comments for use in media, statements in legal proceedings, lectures, and public oral presentations.

               G.           A licensee on inactive status shall at all times comply with the provisions of 16.44.7 NMAC.

[ NMAC - Rp, 16 44.6.8 NMAC, 9-30-16]              REINSTATEMENT FROM INACTIVE STATUS:

               A.           If the inactive licensee requests reinstatement to active status, he or she shall:

                              (1)          notify the board in writing, requesting reinstatement to active status;

                              (2)          provide satisfactory proof of completion of the CPE requirements;

                              (3)          not have violated any rule of the Landscape Architects Act or the rules and regulations of the board; and

                              (4)          pay the appropriate renewal fee established by the board.

               B.           A licensee on inactive status can return to active status any time provided he or she pays the appropriate fees and is current with the CPE requirements of 16.44.5 NMAC.

               C.           A licensee on inactive status shall not render or offer to render landscape architectural services or otherwise engage in the practice of landscape architectural until he or she receives an active license.

               D.           A licensee who does not meet the CPE requirements may not move into active status.

[ NMAC - Rp, 16 44.6.9 NMAC, 9-30-16]



Pre-NMAC History:  The material in this part was derived from that previously filed with the State Records Center and Archives under:

LAB 85-1, Rules and Regulations,11-27-85;

LAB 85-1, Rules and Regulations, 12-02-85;

LAB 89-1, Rules and Regulations, 05-05-89;

Rule 4, NMBLA, Registration, 07-08-92


History of Repealed Material:

16.44.6 NMAC, Landscape Architects - Inactive Status and Reinstatement, filed 09-05-02 - Repealed effective 09-30-16.