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Karabinchak Bill to Require Architects to Disclose Insurance Coverage Passes Committee

  (TRENTON) – With the goal to ensure architectural projects comply with safety standards, the Assembly Regulated Professions Committee advanced a bill (A-953) to require licensed architects to disclose their liability insurance prior to entering into an agreement for services.

          Additionally, under the measure, architects entering a public contract would be required to carry errors and omissions insurance.

          The bill is sponsored by Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak (D-Middlesex), who released the following statement:

          “Liability insurance protects both the architect and their client, providing a safety net for architects to manage potential errors that may occur on the job and shielding taxpayers from added costs. Even the most skilled architects can make human mistakes, and the smallest mathematical miscalculation may wind up costing valuable time and money. This legislation ensures architects discuss their liability insurance policy with their clients prior to entering an agreement, so that all parties prioritize risk management and meet safety standards.”