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02-280
Department of Professional and Financial Regulation
Board of Accountancy

2001-2002 Regulatory Agenda

UMBRELLA-UNIT NUMBER: 02-280
AGENCY NAME: Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Board of Accountancy

CONTACT PERSON: Cheryl Hersom, Board Administrator, 35 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0035; (207) 624-8605

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None

EXPECTED 2001-2002 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITY:

CHAPTER 1: Definitions
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. 12214(4)
PURPOSE: The Board intends to review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying the requirements for Peer Review.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Certified Public Accountants, Public Accountants, Accountancy Firms and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 3: Examination Requirements
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. 12214(4), 12228(4), 12240(4)
PURPOSE: The Board intends to review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying the requirements for Peer Review and the examination to be administered for Public Accountants.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Certified Public Accountants, Public Accountants and the general public
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 4: Experience Requirements
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. 12214(4), 12228(10), 12240(2)
PURPOSE: The Board intends to review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying the certification requirements for Certified Public Accountants and Public Accountants.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Certified Public Accountants, Public Accountants and the general public
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 5: Permits to Practice, Individual
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. 12214(4), 12251(4)(b)(3), 12251(5)
PURPOSE: The Board intends to review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying the requirements for individual permits to practice and continuing professional education requirements for maintaining licensure.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Certified Public Accountants, Public Accountants and the general public
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 6: Permits to Practice, Firms
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. 12214(4), 12252(2)
PURPOSE: The Board intends to review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying the requirements for firm permits to practice.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Accountancy Firms and the general public
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 8: Rules of Professional Conduct
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. 12214(4)
PURPOSE: The Board intends to review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by adopting a code of professional conduct.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Certified Public Accountants, Public Accountants, Accountancy Firms and the general public
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.



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