CHAPTER 71. LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES
STATEMENT OF POLICY
71.2. Restricted professional companies.
§ 71.1. Definitions.
The following words and terms, when used in this part, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
Certificate of organizationThe certificate required under 15 Pa. Code § 8821 (relating to formation of limited liability company and certificate of organization). The term includes the certificate as amended or restated.
Domestic limited liability companyAn association formed under 15 Pa.C.S. Chapter 88 (relating to Pennsylvania Uniform Limited Liability Company Act of 2016) or which becomes subject to 15 Pa.C.S. Chapter 88 under 15 Pa.C.S. Chapter 3 (relating to Entity Transactions Law) or 15 Pa.C.S. § 8811 (relating to short title and application of chapter).
Foreign limited liability companyAn association organized under the laws of any jurisdiction other than the Commonwealth, whether or not required to register under 15 Pa.C.S. Chapter 4 (relating to foreign associations), which would be a limited liability company if organized under the laws of the Commonwealth.
Foreign registration statementThe statement required under 15 Pa.C.S. § 412 (relating to foreign registration statement), by which a foreign filing association or foreign limited liability partnerships registers to do business in this Commonwealth.
Restricted professional companyA domestic or foreign limited liability company that renders one or more restricted professional services.
Restricted professional servicesThe following professional services: chiropractic, dentistry, law, medicine and surgery, optometry, osteopathic medicine and surgery, podiatric medicine, public accounting, psychology or veterinary medicine. The unofficial citations for the definitions of the various types of restricted professional services under Pennsylvania law are as follows:
(i) Chiropracticsection 102 of the Chiropractic Practice Act (63 P.S. § 625.102).
(ii) Dentistrysection 2 of The Dental Law (63 P.S. § 121).
(iii) Medicine and surgerysection 2 of the Medical Practice Act of 1985 (63 P.S. § 422.2).
(iv) Optometrysection 2 of the Optometric Practice and Licensure Act (63 P.S. § 244.2).
(v) Osteopathic medicine and surgerysection 2 of the Osteopathic Medical Practice Act (63 P.S. § 271.2).
(vi) Podiatric medicinesection 2 of the Podiatry Practice Act (63 P.S. § 42.2).
(vii) Psychologysection 2 of the Professional Psychologists Practice Act (63 P.S. § 1202).
(viii) Public accountingsection 2 of the CPA Law (63 P.S. § 9.2).
§ 71.2. Restricted professional companies.
If a limited liability company is a restricted professional company, its certificate of organization or foreign registration statement must contain a statement to that effect, including a brief description of the restricted professional service or services to be rendered by the company.
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