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17-2707. Professional corporation law; definitions. As used in this act, unless the context clearly indicates that a different meaning is intended:

(a) "Professional corporation" means a corporation organized under this act.

(b) "Professional service" means the type of personal service rendered by a person duly licensed, registered or certified by this state as a member of any of the following professions, each paragraph constituting one type:

(1) A certified public accountant;

(2) an architect;

(3) an attorney-at-law;

(4) a chiropractor;

(5) a dentist;

(6) an engineer;

(7) an optometrist;

(8) an osteopathic physician or surgeon;

(9) a physician, surgeon or doctor of medicine;

(10) a veterinarian;

(11) a podiatrist;

(12) a pharmacist;

(13) a land surveyor;

(14) a licensed psychologist;

(15) a specialist in clinical social work;

(16) a licensed physical therapist;

(17) a landscape architect;

(18) a registered professional nurse;

(19) a real estate broker or salesperson;

(20) a clinical professional counselor;

(21) a geologist;

(22) a clinical psychotherapist;

(23) a clinical marriage and family therapist;

(24) a licensed physician assistant;

(25) a licensed occupational therapist;

(26) a licensed audiologist;

(27) a licensed speech-pathologist; and

(28) a licensed naturopathic doctor.

(c) "Regulating board" means the court, board or state agency that is charged with the licensing, registering or certifying and regulation of the practice of the profession that the professional corporation is organized to render.

(d) "Qualified person" means:

(1) Any natural person licensed, registered or certified to practice the same type of profession that any professional corporation is authorized to practice;

(2) the trustee of a trust that is a qualified trust under section 401(a) of the federal internal revenue code, as in effect on January 1, 2004, or of a contribution plan that is a qualified employee stock ownership plan under section 409A(a) of the federal internal revenue code, as in effect on January 1, 2004;

(3) the trustee of a revocable living trust established by a natural person who is licensed, registered or certified to practice the type of profession that any professional corporation is authorized to practice, if the terms of such trust provide that such natural person is the principal beneficiary and sole trustee of such trust and such trust does not continue to hold title to professional corporation stock following such natural person's death for more than a reasonable period of time necessary to dispose of such stock; or

(4) a healing arts school clinic authorized to perform professional services in accordance with K.S.A. 65-2877a, and amendments thereto.

History: L. 1965, ch. 157, § 2; L. 1972, ch. 63, § 1; L. 1976, ch. 109, § 1; L. 1980, ch. 242, § 27; L. 1981, ch. 104, § 1; L. 1986, ch. 299, § 1; L. 1991, ch. 79, § 1; L. 1997, ch. 65, § 2; L. 2001, ch. 194, § 1; L. 2003, ch. 128, § 16; L. 2004, ch. 143, § 107; L. 2007, ch. 165, § 1; L. 2010, ch. 126, § 14; L. 2021, ch. 11, § 1; July 1.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

“Revocable Trusts,” Alson R. Martin and Nancy Schmidt Roush, 51 J.K.B.A. 8, 14 (1982).

“2001 Legislative Wrap-Up,” Paul T. Davis, 70 J.K.B.A. No. 7, 14 (2001).

Attorney General’s Opinions:

State board of technical professions; provision of professional services by nonprofessional corporations; use of word engineer in connection with name of a person. 79-111.

Real estate brokers and salesmen; qualification of licensees. 79-139.

Professional corporations; shares, who may hold. 79-302.

Doctors of chiropractic cannot use the term “chiropractic physician.” 87-42.

Limited liability companies; formation; certified public accountants. 92-23.


1. Cited in holding health care provider act (40-3401 et seq.) did not change rule of respondeat superior. McGuire v. Sifers, 235 K. 368, 375, 681 P.2d 1025 (1984).

2. Cited; ambulance services as professional services and exempt from bidding requirements in home rule statute (19-214) examined. Curtis Ambulance v. Shawnee Cty. Bd. of Cty. Com’rs, 811 F.2d 1371, 1380 (1987).

3. Cited; voluntary transfer of professional corporation stock to one not “qualified” held null and void under 17-2712. Central State Bank v. Albright, 12 K.A.2d 175, 180, 737 P.2d 65 (1987).

4. 17-2708 held not to authorize general corporation to engage in medical practice nor provide services under supervision of practitioner. Early Detection Center, Inc. v. Wilson, 248 K. 869, 874, 811 P.2d 860 (1991).

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