Provide vs. Perform

The distinction some courts have made in determining whether a state's professional registration or licensing statutes, which prohibit parties from engaging in certain defined activities in the absence of a valid registration or license, have been violated by the conduct of a given individual. These courts interpret "perform" to mean to do oneself" and "provide" to mean "to arrange for the performance by others who are properly qualified." Courts in these jurisdictions determine that it is not a violation of the state's licensing or registration statutes for an unlicensed party to "provide" required design services for a project as long as services will be "Performed" by properly licensed or registered persons.

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