17. Every person using plans and specifications not in conformity with section 16 or allowing plans and specifications not in conformity with section 16 to be used for work to which that section applies, is guilty of an offence and is liable to a fine not exceeding $10,000.
However, a contractor who carries out work on behalf of others is liable to such penalty, when at first sight the plans used by him appear to have been signed and sealed by a member of the Order, only if he continues to carry it out after receiving a written notice from the Order that the plans and specifications used for such work are not in accordance with section 16.
A person who allows plans and specifications that appear to have been signed and sealed by members of the Order to be used is not liable to such a penalty.
1973, c. 59, s. 17; 2000, c. 43, s. 5.