a-12, r. 6 - Code of ethics of agrologists

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chapter A-12, r. 6
Code of ethics of agrologists
AGROLOGISTS — CODE OF ETHICS
Agrologists Act
(chapter A-12, s. 3)
A-12
Professional Code
(chapter C-26, s. 87)
C-26
September 1 2012
DIVISION I
GENERAL
O.C. 919-2002, Div. I; O.C. 1071-2015, s. 1.
1. This Code sets out the duties to be discharged by every agrologist towards the public, clients and the profession.
The obligations of the agrologists under the Agrologists Act (chapter A-12), the Professional Code (chapter C-26) and the regulations made for their application are not changed or reduced by the fact that an agrologist practises the profession within a partnership or joint-stock company.
In that respect, the agrologist must in particular ensure that the obligations towards the partnership or joint-stock company of which the agrologist is the director or officer are not incompatible with the obligations towards the client.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 1; O.C. 1071-2015, s. 2.
1.1. Agrologists must take reasonable measures to ensure that persons who collaborate with them in the practice of the profession and any partnership or joint-stock company within which they practise comply with, the Agrologists Act (chapter A-12), the Professional Code (chapter C-26) and the regulations made for their application, including this Code.
O.C. 1071-2015, s. 3.
DIVISION II
DUTIES TOWARDS THE PUBLIC
O.C. 919-2002, Div. II; O.C. 1071-2015, s. 4.
2. The agrologist must promote the improvement of the quality and availability of professional services in the field in which he practises.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 2.
3. The agrologist must avoid any attitude or method likely to harm the reputation of the profession and his ability to serve the public interest. He must refrain from employing any discriminatory, fraudulent or illegal practices and must refuse to take part in such practices.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 3.
4. In addition to what is stated in section 54 of the Professional Code (chapter C-26), the agrologist must exercise his activities with dignity and must not practise his profession under conditions or in situations likely to impair the quality of his services.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 4.
5. The agrologist, in the practice of his profession, must take into account and abide by generally accepted standards and practices observed in the field. He must take the steps required to maintain his knowledge and skills up to date.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 5.
6. The agrologist must take into account all the foreseeable consequences which his professional activities may have on society.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 6.
7. The agrologist must promote measures of education and information in the field in which he practises. He must also do all things necessary to ensure such education and information.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 7.
DIVISION III
DUTIES TOWARDS CLIENTS
O.C. 919-2002, Div. III; O.C. 1071-2015, s. 4.
§ 1.  — General provisions
8. The agrologist must take into consideration the extent of his knowledge and skills and the means at his disposal.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 8.
9. The agrologist must at all times acknowledge the right of the client to consult a colleague, a member of another professional order or any competent person.
Moreover, if the good of the client so requires and after receiving the latter’s authorization, the agrologist must consult a colleague, a member of another professional order or any competent person, or send his client to one of these persons.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 9.
10. The agrologist must attempt to establish a relationship of mutual trust between himself and his client. To that end, he must, in particular:
(1)  refrain from practising his profession in an impersonal manner;
(2)  conduct his interviews in such a way as to respect his client’s values and personal convictions, where the latter informs him thereof.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 10.
11. The agrologist must refrain from intervening in the affairs of his client on subjects which do not fall within the competence of his profession.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 11.
§ 2.  — Integrity
12. The agrologist must carry out his professional obligations with integrity.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 12.
13. Agrologists must avoid any false, misleading or incomplete representations, in particular as to their level of competence or the effectiveness of their services and, where applicable, the level of competence or the effectiveness of the services rendered under their supervision or by persons carrying on their activities within the same partnership or joint-stock company.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 13; O.C. 1071-2015, s. 5.
14. The agrologist must promptly inform his client of the extent and terms and conditions of the professional services required by the latter and obtain his agreement in this respect.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 14.
15. The agrologist must reveal to his client in a complete and objective manner the nature and scope of a problem which, in his opinion, results from the aggregate facts brought to his attention.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 15.
16. An agrologist must not express an opinion or give advice that is contradictory or incomplete. To that end, he must try to determine all the facts before giving an opinion or counsel.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 16.
17. An agrologist must inform his client as early as possible of any event that could result or that has resulted in significant consequences in regard to his professional services.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 17.
18. An agrologist must take reasonable care of the property entrusted to his custody by a client and he shall not lend or use such property for purposes other than those for which it was entrusted to him.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 18.
§ 3.  — Liability
19. Agrologists must commit their personal civil liability without reservation in the practice of their profession. They may not evade or attempt to evade the liability, by any means whatsoever, in particular by invoking the liability of the partnership or joint-stock company within which they carry on their professional activities or that of another person or by requesting that any person renounce any recourse in case of professional negligence on their part.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 19; O.C. 1071-2015, s. 6.
20. In particular, the agrologist shall be liable for the professional activities which he has performed by other persons. Accordingly, he must train and supervise such persons, review their work and ensure that they abide by the provisions of the law and the regulations applicable to members of the Order.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 20.
§ 4.  — Availability and diligence
21. The agrologist must display reasonable availability and diligence.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 21.
22. In addition to opinions and counsel, the agrologist must furnish his client with any explanations necessary to the understanding and appreciation of the services he provides him. The agrologist must give his client an accounting when the latter requests him to do so.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 22.
23. Unless he has just and reasonable grounds for so doing, an agrologist shall not cease to act for the account of a client. The following shall, in particular, constitute just and reasonable grounds:
(1)  the fact that the agrologist is placed in a situation of conflict of interest or in a circumstance whereby his professional independence could be called in question;
(2)  loss of the client’s confidence;
(3)  inducement by the client to perform illegal or fraudulent acts;
(4)  the fact that the client deceived the agrologist or failed to cooperate with him;
(5)  refusal of the client to pay the agrologist’s fees;
(6)  a state of health that renders the agrologist incapable of practising his profession.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 23.
24. Before ceasing to act for the account of a client, the agrologist must inform the client accordingly and take the steps necessary to avoid any serious foreseeable prejudice being caused to the client.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 24.
§ 5.  — Independence and impartiality
25. Agrologists must subordinate their personal interest to that of their clients and, where applicable, that of their employer or the partnership or joint-stock company within which they carry on professional activities or within which they have interests, and the interest of any person practising in that partnership or joint-stock company.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 25; O.C. 1071-2015, s. 7.
26. The agrologist must be objective and impartial when persons other than his clients ask him for information.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 26.
27. An agrologist must ignore any intervention by a third party which could influence the performance of his professional duties to the detriment of his client.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 27.
28. An agrologist must safeguard his professional independence at all times and avoid any situation which would put him in conflict of interest. Without restricting the generality of the foregoing, an agrologist is:
(1)  in conflict of interest when the interests concerned are such as might lead him to favour certain of them over those of his client or his judgment and loyalty toward the latter to be unfavourably affected;
(2)  not independent in respect of a given act if he stands to derive a direct or indirect, real or possible, personal benefit therefrom.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 28.
29. As soon as he ascertains that he is in a situation of conflict of interest or apparent conflict of interest, the agrologist must notify his client accordingly and, if he wishes to honour his contract for professional services, he must obtain his client’s written authorization to such effect.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 29.
29.1. As soon as the agrologist notices that a partner, a shareholder, a director, a director or an employee of a partnership or joint-stock company within which the agrologist carries on professional activities or within which the agrologist has interests is in a conflict of interest, the agrologist must take necessary measures to avoid the disclosure of information and documents protected by professional secrecy to that person.
The following factors must be taken into account in assessing the effectiveness of such measures:
(1)  the size of the partnership or joint-stock company;
(2)  the precautions taken to prevent access to the agrologist’s file by the person in the conflict of interest;
(3)  the instructions given to protect confidential information or documents relating to the conflict of interest;
(4)  the isolation of the person in the conflict of interest with respect to the agrologist.
O.C. 1071-2015, s. 8.
30. Agrologists may only share their fees with another agrologist or a partnership or joint-stock company within which they carry on professional activities, to the extent that such sharing corresponds to a sharing of services or responsibilities.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 30; O.C. 1071-2015, s. 9.
31. A member shall refrain from receiving, in addition to the remuneration to which he is entitled, any benefit, rebate or commission related to the practice of his profession, nor shall he pay, offer to pay or agree to pay any such benefit, rebate or commission.
Despite the foregoing, the agrologist may accept customary tokens of appreciation or gifts of small value.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 31; O.C. 1071-2015, s. 10.
32. For a given service, the agrologist shall accept fees from a single source only, unless explicitly agreed otherwise by all the parties concerned. He shall accept payment of his fees only from his client or the latter’s representative.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 32.
33. An agrologist shall generally act, in the same matter, for only one of the parties concerned. If his professional duties require that he act otherwise, the agrologist must specify the nature of his responsibilities and must keep all the interested parties informed that he will cease to act if the situation becomes irreconcilable with his duty of independence and impartiality.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 33.
§ 6.  — Provisions designed to preserve the secrecy of confidential information
34. An agrologist shall preserve the secrecy of all confidential information that becomes known to him in the practice of his profession. To that end, the agrologist must in particular:
(1)  refrain from using such information to the detriment of his client or for purposes other than those for which it was entrusted to him, and in particular, with a view to obtaining, directly or indirectly, a benefit for himself or another person;
(2)  take the necessary steps to ensure that his collaborators and persons under his direction, supervision and responsibility do not disclose or use such information that becomes known to them in the course of performing their duties;
(3)  avoid holding or participating in indiscreet conversations concerning a client and the services rendered to such client;
(4)  avoid disclosing a request made by a person for his services where such fact is likely to be detrimental to that person;
(5)  ensure, when he asks a client to impart confidential information to him or when he allows such information to be imparted to him, that the client is fully aware of the purpose of the interview and of the various uses that may be made of such information.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 34.
35. Agrologists may be released from their obligation of professional secrecy only where so authorized by their client or where so ordered or expressly authorized by law.
In order to obtain the client’s authorization, agrologists must inform the client of the use and possible implications of the transmission of information.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 35; O.C. 1071-2015, s. 11.
§ 6.1.  — Lifting of professional secrecy in order to ensure the protection of persons
O.C. 577-2005, s. 1.
35.1. The agrologist may, in addition to the cases provided for in section 35, communicate information that is protected by professional secrecy, in order to prevent an act of violence, including a suicide, where the agrologist has reasonable cause to believe that there is an imminent danger of death or serious bodily injury to a person or an identifiable group of persons. However, the agrologist may only communicate the information to a person exposed to the danger or that person’s representative, and to persons that can come to that person’s aid. The agrologist may only communicate such information as is necessary to achieve the purposes for which the information is communicated.
O.C. 577-2005, s. 1.
35.2. The agrologist who, pursuant to section 35.1, communicates information that is protected by professional secrecy in order to prevent an act of violence, shall:
(1)  communicate the information forthwith;
(2)  include as soon as possible in the client’s record the following information:
(a)  the grounds supporting the decision to disclose the information;
(b)  the purpose of the disclosure, the means of communication used and the identity of the person to whom the information was disclosed.
O.C. 577-2005, s. 1.
§ 7.  — Terms and conditions applicable to the exercise of the rights of access and rectification contemplated in sections 60.5 and 60.6 of the Professional Code and duty of the agrologist to release documents to his client
36. In addition to the specific rules prescribed by law, an agrologist must respond, with diligence and within 30 days at the latest following receipt thereof, to any request made by his client to:
(1)  examine the documents concerning him in any record established in regard to him;
(2)  obtain a copy of the documents concerning him in any record established in regard to him.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 36.
37. An agrologist who accedes to a request contemplated in section 36 must provide his client with access to the documents free of charge. However, an agrologist may, in regard to a request contemplated in paragraph 2 of section 36, charge his client a reasonable fee.
An agrologist who charges such fee must, before reproducing or transcribing a document or forwarding a copy, inform his client of the approximate amount he will be asked to pay.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 37.
38. (Revoked).
O.C. 919-2002, s. 38; O.C. 1071-2015, s. 12.
39. An agrologist who, where so authorized by law, refuses to allow his client access to the information contained in his record, must notify the client in writing of the reason for his refusal.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 39; O.C. 1071-2015, s. 13.
40. In addition to the specific rules prescribed by law, an agrologist must respond, with diligence and within 30 days at the latest following receipt thereof, to any request made by his client to:
(1)  cause to be corrected any information that is inaccurate, incomplete or ambiguous having regard for the purpose for which it was collected, contained in a document concerning him in any record established in regard to him;
(2)  cause to be deleted any information that is outdated or not justified by the object of the record established in regard to him;
(3)  file in the record established in regard to him the written comments prepared by him.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 40.
41. An agrologist who accedes to a request contemplated in section 40 must issue to his client, at no charge, within 30 days following receipt of the request, a copy of the document or portion thereof allowing the client to determine that the information has been corrected or deleted or, as the case may be, an attestation that the written comments prepared by the client have been filed in the record.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 41.
42. An agrologist who refuses to accede to a request made by a client pursuant to section 40 must notify the client in writing of the reasons for his refusal within 30 days following receipt of the request.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 42.
43. An agrologist must not destroy or appropriate, knowingly or in bad faith, or unduly keep an original record, or any document from that record, in any matter whatsoever.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 43.
§ 8.  — Determination and payment of fees
44. Before performing any professional acts, an agrologist must come to an agreement on the approximate amount of the anticipated fees, expenses and disbursements for carrying out his contract for professional services.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 44.
45. An agrologist must charge and accept fair and reasonable fees.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 45.
46. Fees are fair and reasonable if they are justified by the circumstances and are in proportion to the services rendered. The agrologist must, in particular, take into account the following factors when setting his fees:
(1)  the time spent carrying out the professional service;
(2)  the difficulty and magnitude of the service;
(3)  the performance of an unusual service or a service requiring exceptional competence or speed.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 46.
47. An agrologist must agree with his client upon the terms and conditions for payment of the fees, expenses and disbursements agreed upon in accordance with section 44.
The agrologist must also provide his client with all the explanations necessary for understanding his statement of fees.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 47.
48. (Revoked).
O.C. 919-2002, s. 48; O.C. 1071-2015, s. 14.
49. Outstanding accounts of agrologists bear interest at the reasonable rate agreed in advance with their client.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 49; O.C. 1071-2015, s. 15.
50. Before having recourse to legal proceedings, an agrologist must have exhausted all other means at his disposal to obtain payment of his fees, expenses or disbursements.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 50.
51. (Revoked).
O.C. 919-2002, s. 51; O.C. 1071-2015, s. 16.
52. Agrologists must refrain from selling or otherwise transferring their accounts of professional fees, except to another agrologist or a partnership or joint-stock company within which the agrologist is authorized to carry on professional activities pursuant to the Regulation respecting the practice of agrology within a partnership or a joint-stock company (chapter A-12, r. 7.2).
O.C. 919-2002, s. 52; O.C. 1071-2015, s. 17.
53. An agrologist who appoints another person to collect his fees, expenses or disbursements must ensure that the latter is accustomed to acting with tact and moderation.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 53.
54. Regarding the collection of accounts, the agrologist must ensure, when he performs an act falling within the competence of the profession of agrology or assumes the direction, supervision and responsibility of and for such an act, that collection of accounts or invoicing is clearly done for and in his own name, whether he acts for his own account or for the account of a third party. However, an agrologist hired by a third party may allow such third party to claim directly from the client the fees, expenses or disbursements related to his professional services, upon agreement between the client, the party that hired the agrologist and the agrologist, provided that the name of the agrologist handling the matter is clearly indicated on the invoices or collection documents. In every such case, the agrologist must ensure that he respects the conditions set out in this subdivision.
An agrologist who practises within a partnership or joint-stock company must ensure that professional fees related to professional services rendered by the agrologist are listed separately on any invoice or statement of fees given by the partnership or joint-stock company to the client.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 54; O.C. 1071-2015, s. 18.
DIVISION IV
DUTIES TOWARDS THE PROFESSION AND THE ORDER
O.C. 919-2002, Div. IV; O.C. 1071-2015, s. 19.
§ 1.  — Honour and dignity of the profession
O.C. 919-2002, Sd. 1; O.C. 1071-2015, s. 20.
55. An agrologist must refrain from
(1)  urging a person repeatedly or insistently, either personally or through another person, to retain the agrologist’s professional services;
(2)  communicating with the complainant without the written permission of the syndic or assistant syndic, where the agrologist is informed of an inquiry into his or her professional conduct or competence or where the agrologist has been served with a disciplinary complaint lodged against him or her;
(3)  not informing the syndic or assistant syndic, within a reasonable time, of a derogatory act committed by a colleague to his or her knowledge or where the agrologist has reasonable grounds for believing that a colleague is incompetent or contravenes the Agrologists Act (chapter A-12), the Professional Code (chapter C-26) or a regulation made for their application;
(4)  not informing the authorities of the Order of any cases of unauthorized use of a title or unlawful practice of which the agrologist is aware;
(5)  inducing someone to commit, or collaborating in the commission of, a violation of the Agrologists Act, the Professional Code or a regulation made for their application;
(6)  misappropriating or employing for personal purposes any money, security or property entrusted to the agrologist;
(7)  claiming fees for professional acts not performed or erroneously described;
(8)  not ensuring the appropriate supervision of a person who carries on an activity reserved for agrologists under subparagraph c of the second paragraph of section 28 of the Agrologists Act;
(9)  carrying on professional activities within a partnership or joint-stock company that holds itself out as or implies that it is a partnership or joint-stock company within the meaning of Chapter VI.3 of the Professional Code, where the requirements of the Code or the Regulation respecting the practice of agrology within a partnership or a joint-stock company (chapter A-12, r. 7.2);
(10)  entering into an agreement or permitting an agreement to be entered into, within a partnership or joint-stock company, in which an agrologist is a partner or a shareholder, including a unanimous shareholders’ agreement, if the agreement operates to threaten the independence, objectivity and integrity required to practise the profession or to comply with the Agrologists Act, the Professional Code and the regulations made for their application;
(11)  carrying on activities within a partnership or joint-stock company when the agrologist is no longer authorized to do so.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 55; O.C. 1071-2015, s. 21.
§ 2.  — Relations with the Order and colleagues
56. An agrologist whose participation in a council for the arbitration of accounts, a disciplinary council, a professional inspection committee or a review committee is requested by the Order must accept that duty unless he has exceptional grounds for refusing.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 56.
57. An agrologist must promptly answer all correspondence received from the Order, and in particular correspondence originating from the syndic of the Order, one of the assistant syndics, an expert appointed by the syndic, the professional inspection committee or one of its members, inspectors, investigators or experts, where any information or explanations are requested on any matter related to the practice of the profession.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 57.
58. An agrologist must not abuse a colleague’s good faith or be guilty of breach of trust or disloyal practices towards such colleague.
In particular, he must not:
(1)  take credit for the work of a colleague;
(2)  profit from his capacity as an employer or hierarchical superior so as to limit, in any manner, the professional independence of another agrologist who is in his service or for whom he is responsible.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 58.
59. An agrologist consulted by a colleague must promptly provide the latter with his opinion and recommendations.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 59.
60. An agrologist called upon to collaborate with a colleague must maintain his professional independence. If he is given a task that is contrary to his conscience or principles, he may ask to be excused from performing it.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 60.
61. An agrologist must respect his colleagues as professionals. If he criticizes them, he must do so objectively and with moderation.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 61.
62. Where an agrologist is to perform a contract for professional services which had previously been given to another member of the Order or to a member of another professional order, he must, before agreeing to perform such contract, ask the latter if his contract has really terminated, insofar as he is aware of the existence of such contract.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 62.
§ 3.  — Contribution to the advancement of the profession
63. An agrologist must, to the maximum possible extent, contribute to the development of his profession by sharing his knowledge and experience with his colleagues and students and by participating and collaborating in any training programs for the profession of agrology, continuing education activities, scientific publications, work being carried on at universities and work of scientific or professional organizations.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 63.
DIVISION IV.1
TITLE OF AGROLOGIST AND SIGNATURE
O.C. 1071-2015, s. 22.
64. An agrologist must use his professional title in the practice of his profession.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 64.
65. Agrologists must affix their signature and indicate clearly their name and agrologist’s title and, where applicable, the name of the partnership or joint-stock company within which they carry on professional activities on any opinion, study, research, recommendation or other document produced in the practice of their profession or under their supervision, in particular processes, methods, standards, plans, technical descriptions, analyses, publications, specifications and supervisory instructions.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 65; O.C. 719-2006, s. 1; O.C. 1071-2015, s. 23.
65.1. The signature of a document referred to in section 65 may be affixed using a technological means that ensures the document’s integrity within the meaning of the Act to establish a legal framework for information technology (chapter C-1.1).
O.C. 1071-2015, s. 24.
66. An agrologist may not sign, initial or affix his seal to any opinions, recommendations or other documents for which he did not assume direction, supervision and responsibility.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 66; O.C. 1071-2015, s. 25.
DIVISION V
CONDITIONS, OBLIGATIONS AND PROHIBITIONS RESPECTING ADVERTISING
67. An agrologist may not, in any way whatsoever, engage in advertising that is false, misleading or incomplete, that plays upon the public’s emotions or that is likely to mislead, nor may he allow any person to do so.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 67.
68. An agrologist may not use advertising aimed at persons who are vulnerable owing to the occurrence of a specific event.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 68.
69. An agrologist may not claim to possess specific qualities or skills relating, in particular, to his level of competence or to the extent or effectiveness of his services, unless he can substantiate such claim.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 69.
70. An agrologist may not use advertising that, directly or indirectly, denigrates or depreciates another agrologist or a firm of agrologists.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 70.
71. An agrologist who advertises fees must:
(1)  establish fixed fees;
(2)  specify the nature and extent of the services offered;
(3)  indicate whether or not expenses or other disbursements are included in such fees; and
(4)  indicate, if appropriate, that an additional amount could be charged in the event that additional services are required.
These explanations and indications must be given in such manner as to reasonably inform persons who have no particular knowledge of agrology.
Such fees must remain in force for a minimum period of 90 days after they were last broadcast or published. Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing prevents an agrologist from agreeing with a client on fees that are lower than those broadcast or published.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 71.
72. An agrologist must avoid methods and attitudes likely to impart a profit-seeking or mercantile character to the profession.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 72.
73. Any advertisement must indicate the name and title of the agrologist and, where applicable, the name of the partnership or joint-stock company within which the agrologist carries on professional activities.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 73; O.C. 1071-2015, s. 26.
74. An agrologist must keep a complete copy of any advertisement in its original form for a period of 3 years following the date of the last broadcast or publication. Such copy must be remitted to the syndic or assistant syndic upon request.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 74.
75. In his advertising, an agrologist may not use an endorsement or a statement of gratitude concerning him, except for awards for excellence and other awards underlining a contribution or an achievement for which the entire profession shared the honour.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 75.
76. Agrologists who carry on their professional activities within the same partnership or joint-stock company are solidarily responsible for compliance with the rules respecting advertising, unless one of the agrologists demonstrates that the advertising was done without his knowledge and consent and despite the measures taken to ensure compliance with those rules.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 76; O.C. 1071-2015, s. 27.
77. An agrologist may not carry on professional activities under a name or designation which is misleading or contrary to the honour or dignity of the profession or is a number name.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 77; O.C. 1071-2015, s. 28.
78. Whenever an advertisement is broadcast, the agrologist must ensure that it appears clearly that it is an advertisement.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 78.
DIVISION VI
(Revoked)
O.C. 1071-2015, s. 29.
79. (Revoked).
O.C. 919-2002, s. 79; O.C. 1071-2015, s. 30.
80. Agrologists or the partnership or joint-stock company within which they carry on professional activities who reproduce the graphic symbol of the Order in their advertisement or documents must ensure that the symbol conforms to the original and is not represented in such a manner as to imply that they emanate from the Order or are approved by the Order.
O.C. 919-2002, s. 80; O.C. 1071-2015, s. 31.
80.1. An agrologist must ensure that every partnership or joint-stock company within which the agrologist carries on professional activities does not use the graphic symbol of the Order in connection with its advertising or name unless all the services provided by such partnership or joint-stock company are professional services rendered by agrologists.
Despite the first paragraph, a partnership or joint-stock company that provides both professional services of agrologists and other professional services may use the graphic symbol of the Order in connection with its advertising or its name provided that the graphic symbol of any other professional order or body concerned by those services is also used.
O.C. 1071-2015, s. 32.
DIVISION VII
FINAL PROVISIONS
81. This Code replaces the Code of ethics of agrologists (R.R.Q., 1981, c. A-12, r. 4).
O.C. 919-2002, s. 81.
82. (Omitted).
O.C. 919-2002, s. 82.
REFERENCES
O.C. 919-2002, 2002 G.O. 2, 4551
O.C. 577-2005, 2005 G.O. 2, 2054
O.C. 719-2006, 2006 G.O. 2, 2943
S.Q. 2008, c. 11, s. 212
O.C. 1071-2015, 2015 G.O. 2, 3271