PROFESSIONAL CORPORATIONS AND FICTITIOUS NAMES
§ 47.21. Professional corporations.
(a) A social worker licensed by the Board may professionally incorporate with other licensed social workers or with licensed chiropractors, medical doctors, nurses, optometrists, doctors of osteopathy, pharmacists, podiatrists, veterinarians, dentists, nursing home administrators, physical
therapists, psychologists, occupational therapists, audiologists, speech-language pathologists and teachers of the hearing impaired, if the incorporation is also authorized by Chapter 5, 16, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 39, 40, 41, 42 or 45.
(b) The articles of incorporation and registry statement of the proposed corporation shall be filed with the Board for review and approval prior to their submission to the Corporation Bureau. The filer shall identify all parties with an ownership interest in the business.
(c) The name of a professional corporation shall be approved by the Board prior to its use. Names which are false, misleading or deceptive will be disapproved.
(d) A licensed social worker who establishes multi-disciplinary practices with other professionals shall ensure that announcements of services to the public accurately represent the professions of service providers.
(e) A licensed social worker incorporating under the terms of this section shall notify the Board of changes in the name or ownership of the business and shall secure Board approval of these changes prior to practicing under a new name or ownership structure.
The provisions of this § 47.21 adopted September 3, 1993, effective September 4, 1993, 23 Pa.B. 4227.
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