PROFESSIONAL CORPORATIONS AND
FICTITIOUS NAMES


§ 41.26. Professional corporations.

 (a)  A psychologist licensed by the Board may professionally incorporate with other licensed psychologists or with licensed chiropractors, medical doctors, nurses, optometrists, doctors of osteopathy, pharmacists, podiatrists, veterinarians, dentists, engineers, nursing home administrators, physical therapists, occupational therapists, audiologists, speech-language pathologists, teachers of the hearing impaired and social workers, if the incorporation is also authorized by Chapters 5, 17, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 37, 39, 40, 42, 45 and 47.

 (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 and all licensed or unlicensed professional staff.

 (c)  The name of a professional corporation must be approved by the Board prior to its use. Names which contravene the ethical principles set out in §  41.61 (relating to Code of Ethics) or which, when regarded in their entirety, are false, misleading or deceptive will be disapproved. When applied to names which limit the practice to a particular area of psychology—for example, neuropsychology, clinical psychology or biofeedback—these standards of review require the filer to submit documentation of training sufficient to establish the credentials in that area of the relevant service providers.

 (d)  Psychologists who establish multi-disciplinary practices with nonpsychologists shall ensure that announcements of services to the public accurately represent the professions of service providers.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  41.26 issued under section 476.1 of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. §  180-6.1(b)(2)); and section 7 of the Professional Corporation Law (15 P. S. §  2907(b)(2)); amended under section 3.2(2) of the Professional Psychologists Practice Act (63 P. S. §  1203.2(2)).

Source

   The provisions of this §  41.26 adopted March 30, 1984, effective March 31, 1984, 14 Pa.B. 1085; amended June 12, 1992, effective June 13, 1992, 22 Pa.B. 2982. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (156464).



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