Ala. Admin. Code r. 540-X-9-.01 - Professional Corporations Formed By Physicians Or Osteopaths

Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 6, March 31, 2022

(1) This rule is promulgated pursuant to the revised Alabama Professional Corporation Act, Code of Ala. 1975, §§10-4-380, et seq. This rule is applicable to professional corporations formed after the effective date of this rule by physicians and osteopaths licensed to practice medicine in the State of Alabama and all professional corporations formed prior to January 1, 1984, which are subject to the provisions of that act, and those professional associations formed prior to January 1, 1984, which amend their articles of association as provided in Code of Ala. 1975, §10-4-403(b) (hereinafter referred to as medical professional corporations or medical professional associations).
(2) Any physician or osteopath or groups thereof licensed to practice medicine in the State of Alabama who desires to render medical professional services as a professional corporation in this state shall comply with the provisions of the revised Alabama Professional Corporation Act and these rules and regulations.
(3) The names of professional corporations shall be governed by the provisions of Code of Ala. 1975, §10-4-387. If the corporate name of the professional corporation utilizes the name or names of the physicians or osteopaths who are employees of or shareholders in the professional corporation, then such corporate name shall include the designation "M.D." or "D.O." whichever is appropriate. In addition, such other generally recognized designations or descriptions of specialized branches of the practice of medicine or the practice of osteopathy may be included.
(4) Every medical professional corporation formed after the effective date of these rules shall file with the Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners a certified copy of the articles of incorporation, the certificate of authority, if applicable, a complete list of shareholders, and any and all subsequent amendments to the articles of incorporation. All medical professional corporations in existence on the effective date of these rules and all medical professional associations which are hereinafter governed by the provisions of the revised Alabama Professional Corporation Act shall file a certified copy of all amendments to the articles of incorporation or articles of association with the Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners.
(5) Every medical professional corporation or medical professional association governed by the provisions of the revised Alabama Professional Corporation Act shall file with the Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners a certified copy of any articles of dissolution, or articles of merger or consolidation with another corporation or professional corporation.
(6) All filings shall be within thirty (30) days of the effective date of the instrument or document filed, except that a failure to file within the thirty (30) day period shall not invalidate the incorporation but may serve as a basis to request that involuntary dissolution procedures be instituted under the provisions of Code of Ala. 1975, §10-4-396.
(7) A foreign medical professional corporation rendering medical professional services in the State of Alabama, shall in addition to the requirements of Code of Ala. 1975, §10-4-397, be subject to the following:
(a) All shareholders of a foreign medical professional corporation who render medical professional services in Alabama shall be physicians or osteopaths licensed to practice medicine in the State of Alabama. This rule does not prevent a physician who resides in an adjoining state near the border of this state or who is called in for consultation by a physician licensed in this state from exercising the practice privilege afforded by Code of Ala. 1975, § 34-24-74.
(8) The Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners or the Medical Licensure Commission may propound interrogatories to any medical professional corporation under the provisions of Code of Ala. 1975, §10-4-400.
(9) The Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners or the Medical Licensure Commission of Alabama may request that the Attorney General institute involuntary dissolution procedures against a medical professional corporation under the provisions of Code of Ala. 1975, §10-4-396. In addition, the Board or the Commission may certify to the Secretary of State the names of any foreign medical professional corporation which has given cause for revocation of its certificate of authority under the provisions of Code of Ala. 1975, §10-4-398.
(10) Documents required to be filed by these rules with the Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners should be addressed to Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners, 848 Washington Avenue, P.O. Box 946, Montgomery, AL 36102-0946. Documents which are required to be filed with the Medical Licensure Commission of Alabama should be addressed to Medical Licensure Commission of Alabama, 848 Washington Avenue, P.O. Box 887, Montgomery, AL 36101-0887.

Author: Wendell R. Morgan

Notes

Ala. Admin. Code r. 540-X-9-.01
Filed November 9, 1982 as Rule No. 540-X-4-.01. Readopted: Filed February 8, 1983. Repealed and new rule adopted in lieu thereof: Filed March 23, 1984. Rules reorganized-- rule number changed to 540-X-9-.01 (see conversion table at end of code): Filed June 14, 1984 (without publication in AAM). Amended: Filed December 21, 1990. Amended: Filed October 18, 2001; effective November 22, 2001. Amended: Filed January 23, 2004; effective February 27, 2004.

Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, § 10-4-402.

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