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Business and Professions Code - BPC

DIVISION 2. HEALING ARTS [500 - 4999.129]

  ( Division 2 enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 399. )

CHAPTER 5.3. Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists [2530 - 2539.14]

  ( Heading of Chapter 5.3 amended by Stats. 1992, Ch. 427, Sec. 2. )

ARTICLE 7. Speech-Language Pathology Corporations and Audiology Corporations [2536 - 2537.5]
  ( Heading of Article 7 amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 26, Sec. 38. )

2536.
  

A speech-language pathology corporation or an audiology corporation is a corporation which is authorized to render professional services, as defined in Section 13401 of the Corporations Code, so long as that corporation and its shareholders, officers, directors, and employees rendering professional services who are speech-language pathologists or audiologists are in compliance with the Moscone-Knox Professional Corporation Act, this article, and all other statutes and regulations now or hereafter enacted or adopted pertaining to the corporation and the conduct of its affairs.

With respect to a speech-language pathology corporation or an audiology corporation, the governmental agency referred to in the Moscone-Knox Professional Corporation Act is the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board.

(Amended by Stats. 1997, Ch. 758, Sec. 31. Effective January 1, 1998.)

2537.
  

It shall constitute unprofessional conduct and a violation of this chapter for any person licensed under this chapter to violate, attempt to violate, directly or indirectly, or assist in or abet the violation of, or conspire to violate, any provision or term of this article, the Moscone-Knox Professional Corporation Act, or any regulations duly adopted under those laws.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1314, Sec. 6.)

2537.1.
  

A speech-language pathology corporation or an audiology corporation shall not do or fail to do any act that the doing or failing to do would constitute unprofessional conduct under any statute or regulation now or hereafter in effect. In the conduct of its practice, it shall observe and be bound by those statutes and regulations to the same extent as a person holding a license under this chapter.

(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 26, Sec. 39. Effective March 30, 1994.)

2537.2.
  

Except as provided in Sections 13401.5 and 13403 of the Corporations Code, each shareholder, director and officer of a speech-language pathology corporation or an audiology corporation, except an assistant secretary and an assistant treasurer, shall be a licensed person as defined in Section 13401.

(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 26, Sec. 40. Effective March 30, 1994.)

2537.3.
  

The income of a speech-language pathology corporation or an audiology corporation attributable to professional services rendered while a shareholder is a disqualified person, as defined in Section 13401 of the Corporations Code, shall not in any manner accrue to the benefit of that shareholder or his or her shares in the speech-language pathology or audiology corporation.

(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 26, Sec. 41. Effective March 30, 1994.)

2537.4.
  

(a) The name of a speech-language pathology corporation under which it may render professional services shall include one of the words specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2530.3 and the word “corporation” or wording or abbreviations denoting corporate existence.

(b) The name of an audiology corporation under which it may render professional services shall include one of the words specified in subdivision (b) of Section 2530.3 and the word “corporation” or wording or abbreviations denoting corporate existence.

(Added by renumbering Section 2538 by Stats. 1998, Ch. 1058, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 1999.)

2537.5.
  

The board may adopt and enforce regulations to carry out the purposes and objectives of this article, and the Moscone-Knox Professional Corporation Act, including regulations requiring any of the following:

(a) That the bylaws of a speech-language pathology corporation or an audiology corporation shall include a provision whereby the capital stock of the corporation owned by a disqualified person as defined in Section 13401 of the Corporations Code, or by the estate of a deceased person shall be sold to the corporation or to the remaining shareholders of the corporation within that time as the regulations may provide.

(b) That a speech-language pathology corporation or an audiology corporation shall provide adequate security by insurance or otherwise for claims against it by its patients arising out of the rendering of professional services.

(Added by renumbering Section 2539 by Stats. 1998, Ch. 1058, Sec. 7. Effective January 1, 1999.)

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