"Practice of architecture" means rendering or offering to render services, here in after described, in connection with the design and construction, enlargement or alterations of a building or group of buildings and the space within the site surrounding the buildings, that have as their principal purpose human occupancy or habitation and those services include pre-design services, programming, planning, providing designs, drawings, specifications and other technical submissions, the administrations of construction contracts and the co-ordination of any elements of technical submissions prepared by others
Section 10 (1)
Except for a person exempted by subsection (2), the amount of professional liability insurance coverage required by clause 19(2)(a) of the Act for a licensed architect, corporate permit holder or temporary licensee is prescribed as at least $250 000 per claim, with aggregate coverage of at least $500 000.
Section 10 (2)
A person who is a licensed architect, corporate permit holder or temporary licensee is exempt from the requirement to hold professional liability insurance if any of the following apply:
- the person does not practise architecture in the Province;
- the person practises architecture exclusively as an employee of a licensed architect or a corporate permit holder who has the required insurance coverage and the insurance covers the person’s practice;
- the person works exclusively for the Province and is appointed or remunerated in accordance with the Public Service Act;
- the person works exclusively for an agency
- to which the Province appoints the majority of the members,
- whose staff is by law appointed or remunerated in accordance with the Public Service Act,
- whose capital forms part of the public domain, or
- that is a statutory appointment of the Province;
- the person works exclusively for the Public Service of Canada as defined in the Public Service Staff Relations Act(Canada), for the Canadian Forces within the meaning of section 14 of the National Defence Act(Canada) or for a Crown corporation within the meaning of the Financial Administration Act(Canada);
- the person works exclusively for a municipal corporation, a regional county municipality or a school board, and the employer stands surety for the person, agrees to take up the person[’s] defence and accepts financial responsibility for the consequences of any error or omission committed by the person in practising architecture.