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Responsibility for Public Safety and the Obligation of Client Confidentiality (adapted from NSPE Case No. 90-5)
Responsibility for Public Safety and the Obligation of Client Confidentiality (adapted from NSPE Case No. 90-5)

Added06/10/2006

Updated01/29/2016

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Cite this page: "Responsibility for Public Safety and the Obligation of Client Confidentiality (adapted from NSPE Case No. 90-5)" Online Ethics Center for Engineering 6/10/2006 OEC Accessed: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 <www.onlineethics.org/Resources/NSPEcases/ec90-5.aspx>