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225 ILCS 745/60

    (225 ILCS 745/60)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 60. Seals.
    (a) Upon licensure, each licensee shall obtain a seal of a design as required by rule bearing the licensee's name, license number, and the legend "Licensed Professional Geologist".
    (b) All preliminary, draft, and final geologic reports, documents, permits, affidavits, maps, boring logs, cross sections, or other records offered to the public and prepared or issued by or under the supervision of a Licensed Professional Geologist shall include the full name, signature, and license number of the licensee, and the date of license expiration of the person who prepared the document or under whose supervision it was prepared, and an impression of the licensee's seal, in accordance with rules issued by the Department.
    (c) The Licensed Professional Geologist who has contract responsibility shall seal a cover sheet of the professional work products and those individual portions of the professional work products for which the Licensed Professional Geologist is legally and professionally responsible. A Licensed Professional Geologist practicing as the support professional shall seal those individual portions of professional work products for which that Licensed Professional Geologist is legally and professionally responsible.
    (d) The use of a Licensed Professional Geologist's seal on professional work products constitutes a representation that the work prepared by or under the personal supervision of that Licensed Professional Geologist has been prepared and administered in accordance with the standards of reasonable professional skill and diligence.
    (e) It is unlawful to affix one's seal to professional work products if doing so masks the true identity of the person who actually exercised direction, supervision, and responsible charge of the preparation of that work. A Licensed Professional Geologist who signs and seals professional work products is not responsible for damage caused by subsequent changes to or uses of those professional work products, if the subsequent changes or uses, including changes or uses made by State or local government agencies, are not authorized or approved by the Licensed Professional Geologist who originally signed and sealed the professional work products.
(Source: P.A. 99-26, eff. 7-10-15.)