(225 ILCS 330/4)
(from Ch. 111, par. 3254)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
As used in this Act:
(a) "Department" means the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
(b) "Secretary" means the Secretary of the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
(c) "Board" means the Land Surveyors Licensing Board.
(d) "Direct supervision and control" means the personal review by a
Licensed Professional Land Surveyor of each survey, including, but not
limited to, procurement, research, field work, calculations, preparation of
legal descriptions and plats. The personal review shall be of such a
nature as to assure the client that the Professional Land Surveyor or the
firm for which the Professional Land Surveyor is employed is the provider
of the surveying services.
(e) "Responsible charge" means an individual responsible for the various
components of the land survey operations subject to the overall supervision
and control of the Professional Land Surveyor.
(f) "Design professional" means a land surveyor, architect, structural
engineer, or professional engineer licensed in conformance
with this Act,
the Illinois Architecture Practice Act of 1989, the
Structural Engineering Practice Act of 1989, or the
Professional Engineering Practice Act of 1989.
(g) "Professional Land Surveyor" means any person licensed under the
laws of the State of Illinois to practice land surveying, as defined by
this Act or its rules.
(h) "Surveyor Intern" means any person licensed under the laws
of the State of Illinois who has qualified for, taken, and passed an
examination in the fundamental land surveying subjects as
provided by this Act or its rules.
(i) "Land surveying experience" means those activities enumerated in
Section 5 of this Act, which, when exercised in combination, to the
satisfaction of the Board, is proof of an applicant's broad range of
training in and exposure to the prevailing practice of land surveying.
(j) "Address of record" means the designated address recorded by the Department in the applicant's or licensee's application file or license file maintained by the Department's licensure maintenance unit. It is the duty of the applicant or licensee to inform the Department of any change of address, and such changes must be made either through the Department's website or by contacting the Department's licensure maintenance unit.
(k) "Standard of care" means the use of the same degree of knowledge, skill, and ability as an ordinarily careful and reasonable professional land surveyor would exercise under similar circumstances.
(l) "Establishing" means performing an original survey. An original survey establishes boundary lines within an original division of a tract of land which has theretofore existed as one unit or parcel and describing and monumenting a line or lines of a parcel or tract of land on the ground for the first time. An original surveyor is the creator of one or more new boundary lines.
(m) "Reestablishing" or "locating" means performing a retracement survey. A retracement survey tracks the footsteps of the original surveyor, locating boundary lines and corners which have been established by the original survey. A retracement survey cannot establish new corners or lines or correct errors of the original survey.
(n) "Boundary law principles" means applying the decisions, results, and findings of land boundary cases that concern the establishment of boundary lines and corners.
(Source: P.A. 100-171, eff. 1-1-18