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49 Pa. Code § 41.27. Fictitious names.

§ 41.27. Fictitious names.

 (a)  A psychologist practicing as a sole proprietor or in association with other psychologists in a business form other than a professional corporation may do business under a fictitious name.

 (b)  A fictitious name registration shall be filed with the Board for review and approval prior to its submission to the Corporation Bureau. The filer shall identify all parties with an ownership interest in the business and all licensed or unlicensed professional staff.

 (c)  A fictitious name must be approved by the Board prior to its use. Names which contravene the ethical principles set out in §  41.61 (relating to Code of Ethics) or which, when regarded in their entirety, are false, misleading or deceptive will be disapproved. When applied to names which limit the practice to a particular area of psychology—for example, neuropsychology, clinical psychology or biofeedback—these standards of review require the filer to submit documentation of training sufficient to establish the credentials in that area of all relevant service providers.


   The provisions of this §  41.27 issued under section 3.2(2) of the Professional Psychologists Practice Act (63 P.S. §  1203.2(2)).


   The provisions of this §  41.27 adopted June 12, 1992, effective June 13, 1992, 22 Pa.B. 2982.

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