My landlord is repairing a room in our home. He ripped out all the plaster and left just the lath boards. HE has "roughed in" using old-work drywall boxes. I don't know if he plans on screwing them to a stud when he is done. or cutting the drywall and locking down the tab.
I know NEC section 314.23(b)(1) states:
Nails and screws, where used as a fastening means, shall be attached by using brackets on the outside of the enclosure, or they shall pass through the interior within 6 mm (1/4 in.) of the back or ends of the enclosure.
Is this right? He had cut parts of the lath for running cables, so the wall is technically exposed in some parts.