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Title XXIII CORPORATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS

Chapter 356

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  356.041.  Incorporators — articles of incorporation, amendments — licensing authorities to issue certificates, promulgation of rules setting fees. — 1.  One or more natural persons, each of whom is licensed to render the same type of professional service within this state, may incorporate a professional corporation to practice that same type of professional service by filing articles of incorporation with the secretary of state; except that, if more than one type of professional service is permitted to be practiced by the professional corporation pursuant to the provisions of sections 356.011 to 356.261, then one or more natural persons so licensed to practice any of the permitted professional services may act as incorporators, and the professional corporation may be incorporated to practice all of the professional services permitted to be practiced by one professional corporation.

  2.  The articles of incorporation shall set forth as its purpose the type or types of professional service to be practiced through the professional corporation; shall state the street address of its initial principal place of business, if any; and shall otherwise meet the requirements of chapter 351.  A certificate by the licensing authority of the profession, or of each of the professions involved if more than one profession is to be practiced, shall be filed in the office of the secretary of state prior to issuance of the articles of incorporation, which certificate or certificates shall state that each of the incorporators is duly licensed in this state to practice a professional service for which the corporation is organized to practice, that at least one incorporator is licensed in this state to practice each professional service for which the corporation is organized to practice; if applicable, that the professional services for which the corporation is organized to practice are permitted to be practiced together in one corporate entity by the licensing authority of each such professional service; and that the proposed corporate name has been approved by each such licensing authority if required by the rules or regulations of the licensing authority.

  3.  Any amendment to the articles of incorporation of a professional corporation that changes the corporate name of the corporation shall be accompanied by, and the certificate of amendment shall make reference to, the attachment of a certificate by the licensing authority of the profession, or of each of the professions involved if more than one profession is to be practiced, approving the change of corporate name and the use of the new corporate name by the professional corporation, in addition to fulfilling all other requirements for the amendment to articles of incorporation stated in chapter 351.

  4.  Each licensing authority is hereby authorized to promulgate rules that set reasonable fees for the issuance of the certificate that is required pursuant to this section.

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(L. 1986 H.B. 1230)


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