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17-2709. Same; incorporators; articles of incorporation; regulating boards to issue certificates, fees; application and recording fee. (a) 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. The articles of incorporation shall set forth as its purpose the type of professional service to be practiced through the professional corporation and shall otherwise meet the requirements of the general corporation code of the state of Kansas. A certificate by the regulating board of the profession involved that each of the incorporators is duly licensed to practice that profession, and that the proposed corporate name has been approved, shall be filed in the office of the secretary of state prior to issuance of the certificate of incorporation. When two or more types of professions are to be rendered by such corporation, as shown in the articles of incorporation, a certificate of each regulatory board shall be required. Whenever an amendment is filed to change the name or purposes of any professional corporation, a certificate of each regulatory board involved shall be required.

(b) Each regulating board is authorized and directed to issue the certificate required herein. Each regulating board may charge and collect a fee not to exceed two dollars ($2) for each person so certified.

(c) At the time of filing its articles of incorporation, every professional corporation shall pay the fees required by subsection (a) of K.S.A. 17-7502.

History: L. 1965, ch. 157, § 4; L. 1972, ch. 54, § 18; L. 1976, ch. 99, § 2; July 1.

Attorney General’s Opinions:

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

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


1. 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, 873, 811 P.2d 860 (1991).

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