I have heard through the grapevine that the council is starting with the ASHI SOP & COE, and then modifying that to be applicable to New York … which has specific/different provisions (more so for the COE).
example … in NY there must not only be a written report, but it must be issued to the client within 5 business days
example … Under “Duty of Care of Home Inspectors” in the NY law, it specifically states that you can not do work on any system or component covered by the SOP for a home where you prepared a report … period. No time limit, exclusion for uninspected systems/components, or vague provisions.
I don’t have a problem with that as long as the final document is a completely separate stand alone NYSDOS SOP & COE that is not association specific.
Keep in mind that the NY Law has specific provisions about developing a SOP & COE, including public notice and comments … like Section 444-©(6) which states in part
Just some food for thought