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Case No. 2013026181

Licensee was charged with negligence in the practice of engineering, a violation of Section 471.033(1)(c), Florida Statutes.  Licensee was the subject of a Final Order entered by the Kansas State Board of Technical Professions.  The State of Kansas charged Mr. Maslan with gross negligence, incompetency, misconduct, or wanton disregard for the rights of others. Section 471.033(1)(g), Florida Statutes, provides that an engineer is subject to discipline for engaging in negligence in the practice of engineering.  Rule 61G15-19.001(4), Florida Administrative Code provides that negligence constitutes failure by a professional engineer to utilize due care in performing in an engineering capacity or failing to have due regard to acceptable standards of engineering principles.

Ruling: This case was presented to the full Board for review with an initial Settlement Stipulation; the Board rejected the initial Settlement Stipulation and authorized a Counter Settlement Stipulation which was agreed to by the Licensee.  Pursuant to the Counter Settlement Stipulation, the Board imposed Costs of $1,126.50, a Reprimand, RESTRICTION from practicing any Fire Protection engineering until such time that the Licensee completes, passes and submits proof of passing the NCEES Fire Protection Exam; two years’ Probation with terms which includes completion of the Study Guide, and a Board-approved course in Engineering Professionalism and Ethics, and Project Review at six and eighteen month intervals.  A Final Order was issued on April 29, 2014.

Violation: Section 471.033(1)(c), Florida Statutes