Ins. Code Section 2210.2551
Enforcement Authority; Rules
(a)The department has exclusive authority over all matters relating to the appointment and oversight of qualified inspectors for purposes of this chapter and to the physical inspection of structures for the purposes of determining whether to issue a certificate of compliance under Section 2210.2515 (Issuance of Certificates of Compliance)(d), including the submission of documents to the department or association regarding the physical inspection of structures.
(b)The commissioner by rule shall establish criteria to ensure that a person seeking appointment as a qualified inspector under this subchapter possesses the knowledge, understanding, and professional competence to perform windstorm inspections for the issuance of a certificate of compliance under Section 2210.2515 (Issuance of Certificates of Compliance)(d) and to comply with other requirements of this chapter.
(c)Subsection (b) applies only to a determination concerning the appointment of a qualified inspector under this chapter. The exclusive jurisdiction of the department under this section does not apply to the practice of engineering as defined by Section 1001.003 (Practice of Engineering), Occupations Code, or to a license issued, qualification required, determination made, order issued, judgment rendered, or other action of a board operating under Chapter 1001 (Texas Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors), Occupations Code. In the event of conflict, the authority of that board prevails with regard to the practice of engineering.
(d)Repealed by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1073 , Sec. 9(3), eff. September 1, 2015.
(e)Repealed by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1073 , Sec. 9(3), eff. September 1, 2015.
(f)The commissioner may not adopt or enforce a rule that requires an engineer to affix the engineer’s seal to an inspection form submitted under this subchapter.
Section 2210.2551 — Enforcement Authority; Rules,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/IN/htm/IN.2210.htm#2210.2551 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).