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Failure to cite professional code as evidence was error, but not fatal error

An appellate court in Delaware, in a July 9 decision, agreed with a disciplined licensee that the state's Board of Electrical Contractors should have introduced the National Electrical Code—which is incorporated by reference into the state's regulatory code defining "electrical work"—as evidence in his disciplinary case.

But the court nevertheless upheld the board's disciplinary decision on the grounds that the Code's incorporation was not intended to limit that definition.

Tom Kirk, an electrician licensee, was the subject of a 2018 complaint that he used an unlicensed worker to perform electrical work. During his disciplinary . . .

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