Chartered Professional Engineers of New Zealand Act 2002

21 Grounds for discipline of chartered professional engineers

(1)

The Registration Authority may (in relation to a matter raised by a complaint or by its own inquiries) make an order referred to in section 22 if it is satisfied that a chartered professional engineer—

(a)

has been convicted, whether before or after he or she became registered, by any court in New Zealand or elsewhere of any offence punishable by imprisonment for a term of 6 months or more if, in the Authority’s opinion, the commission of the offence reflects adversely on the person’s fitness to practise engineering; or

(b)

has breached the code of ethics contained in the rules; or

(c)

has performed engineering services in a negligent or incompetent manner; or

(d)

has, for the purpose of obtaining registration or a registration certificate (either for himself or herself or for any other person),—

(i)

either orally or in writing, made any declaration or representation knowing it to be false or misleading in a material particular; or

(ii)

produced to the Authority or made use of any document knowing it to contain a declaration or representation referred to in subparagraph (i); or

(iii)

produced to the Authority or made use of any document knowing that it was not genuine.

(2)

The Registration Authority may make the order whether or not the person is still a chartered professional engineer.

(3)

The Registration Authority must comply with the applicable procedures under section 25 before making an order.