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§30-14-9a. Osteopathic medical corporations -- Application for registration; fee; notice to Secretary of State of issuance of certificate; action by secretary of state.

When one or more osteopathic physicians or surgeons duly licensed to practice osteopathic medicine in the State of West Virginia wish to form an osteopathic medical corporation, such osteopathic physician or surgeon, or osteopathic physicians or surgeons, shall file a written application with the board on a form prescribed by the board, and shall furnish proof satisfactory to the board that the signer or all of the signers of such application is or are a duly licensed osteopathic physician or surgeon or osteopathic physicians or surgeons. A reasonable fee, the amount of such reasonable fee to be set by the board rules, shall accompany each such application, no part of which shall be returnable.

If the board finds that the signer or all of the signers of such application are duly licensed, the board shall notify the Secretary of State that a certificate of authorization has been issued to the individual or individuals signing such application.

When the Secretary of State receives notification from the board that a certain individual or individuals has or have been issued a certificate of authorization, he or she shall attach such authorization to the corporation application and upon compliance by the corporation with chapter thirty-one of this code shall notify the incorporators that such corporation, through a duly licensed osteopathic physician or surgeon or duly licensed osteopathic physicians and surgeons, may engage in the practice of osteopathic medicine and surgery.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2017 Regular Session
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