2013 ORS § 58.375¹
Requirements for professional corporations organized to practice medicine
  • application to nonprofit corporations

(1) In a professional corporation organized for the purpose of practicing medicine:

(a) The holders of the majority of each class of shares entitled to vote shall be physicians who are licensed in this state to practice medicine.

(b) A majority of the directors shall be physicians who are licensed in this state to practice medicine.

(c) All officers except the secretary and treasurer, if any, must be physicians who are licensed in this state to practice medicine. Any two or more offices may be held by the same person.

(d) Except as otherwise provided by law, the Oregon Medical Board may expressly require that more than a majority of each class of shares entitled to vote be held by physicians who are licensed in this state to practice medicine.

(e) Except as otherwise provided by law, the Oregon Medical Board may expressly require that more than a majority of the directors be physicians who are licensed in this state to practice medicine.

(2) A professional corporation may be a shareholder of a professional corporation organized for the purpose of practicing medicine solely for the purpose of effecting a reorganization as defined in the Internal Revenue Code.

(3) The provisions of subsections (1) and (2) of this section do not apply to nonprofit corporations organized under Oregon law to provide medical services to migrant, rural, homeless or other medically underserved populations under 42 U.S.C. 254b or 254c or to health centers qualified under 42 U.S.C. 1396d(l)(2)(B) that operate in compliance with other applicable state and federal law. [1997 c.774 §17; 2007 c.557 §1]