ORS 58.015¹

As used in this chapter, unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) “Foreign professional corporation” means a professional corporation organized under laws other than the laws of this state.

(2) “License” includes a license, certificate of registration, permit or other legal authorization required by law as a condition precedent to the rendering of professional service or services within this state.

(3) “Oregon Business Corporation Act” has the same meaning given that term in ORS 60.951 (Short title).

(4) “Practicing medicine” has the meaning given that term in ORS 677.085 (What constitutes practice of medicine).

(5) “Professional” means:

(a) Accountants licensed under ORS 673.010 (Definitions for ORS 673.010 to 673.465) to 673.465 (Authority of Oregon Board of Accountancy to require fingerprints) or the laws of another state;

(b) Architects registered under ORS 671.010 (Definitions for ORS 671.010 to 671.220) to 671.220 (Civil penalties) or licensed or registered under the laws of another state;

(c) Attorneys licensed under ORS 9.005 (Definitions for ORS 9.005 to 9.757) to 9.757 (Retention of client materials) or the laws of another state;

(d) Chiropractors licensed under ORS chapter 684 or the laws of another state;

(e) Dentists licensed under ORS chapter 679 or the laws of another state;

(f) Landscape architects licensed under ORS 671.310 (Definitions for ORS 671.310 to 671.459) to 671.459 (State Landscape Architect Board) or the laws of another state;

(g) Naturopaths licensed under ORS chapter 685 or the laws of another state;

(h) Nurse practitioners licensed under ORS 678.010 (Definitions for ORS 678.010 to 678.410) to 678.410 (Fees) or the laws of another state;

(i) Psychologists licensed under ORS 675.010 (Definitions for ORS 675.010 to 675.150) to 675.150 (Enforcement procedures) or the laws of another state;

(j) Physicians licensed under ORS chapter 677 or the laws of another state;

(k) Medical imaging licensees under ORS 688.405 (Definitions for ORS 688.405 to 688.605) to 688.605 (Duty to report violation) or the laws of another state;

(L) Real estate appraisers licensed or certified under ORS chapter 674 or the laws of another state; and

(m) Other persons providing to the public types of personal service or services substantially similar to those listed in paragraphs (a) to (L) of this subsection that may be lawfully rendered only pursuant to a license.

(6) “Professional corporation” or “domestic professional corporation” means a corporation organized under this chapter for the specific purpose of rendering professional service or services and for such other purposes provided under this chapter.

(7) “Professional service” means personal service or services rendered in this state to the public which may be lawfully rendered only pursuant to a license by a professional.

(8) “Regulatory board” means the governmental agency of the State of Oregon required or authorized by law to license and regulate the rendering of a professional service or services for which a professional corporation is organized. [1969 c.592 §2; 1971 c.362 §3; 1985 c.728 §42; 1985 c.764 §3; 1987 c.94 §14; 1993 c.235 §1; 1997 c.774 §1; 2003 c.14 §24; 2005 c.254 §11; 2009 c.833 §27; 2013 c.129 §21; 2013 c.196 §16]

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Notes of Decisions

Professional legal corpora­tion organized under this chapter may not serve as trustee. Erwin & Erwin v. Bronson, 117 Or App 443, 844 P2d 269 (1992), Sup Ct review denied

Atty. Gen. Opinions

This chapter as authorizing partnership of corpora­tion and individual; validity of partnership between a professional corpora­tion and an individual when corpora­tion charter so provides, (1972) Vol 36, p 94

Law Review Cita­tions

24 WLR 717 (1988)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 58—Professional Corporations, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors058.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 58, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano058.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information