TITLE 7
Corporations, Associations, and Partnerships

CHAPTER 7-5.1
Professional Service Corporations

SECTION 7-5.1-2


§ 7-5.1-2 Definitions.

As used in this chapter:

(1) "Professional services" means the rendering of personal services by a person authorized to practice as one of the following professions as defined:

(i) Physicians;

(ii) Dentists;

(iii) Attorneys at law;

(iv) [Deleted by P.L. 2000, ch. 328, § 1, and by P.L. 2000, ch. 513, § 1.]

(v) Professional engineers;

(vi) Architects;

(vii) Certified public accountants and licensed public accountants;

(viii) Veterinarians;

(ix) Chiropractors;

(x) Podiatrists;

(xi) Registered nurses;

(xii) Optometrists;

(xiii) Physical therapists;

(xiv) Landscape architects;

(xv) Land surveyors;

(xvi) Opticians;

(xvii) Physician assistants;

(xviii) Psychologists; or

(xix) Midwives or nurse-midwives.

(2) "Regulatory agency" means:

(i) The professional licensing board contained within the department of health, as set forth in title 5 of the general laws when referring to physicians, dentists, chiropractors, podiatrists, registered nurses, optometrists, physical therapists, opticians, physician assistants, or midwives or nurse-midwives;

(ii) The Supreme Court when referring to attorneys at law;

(iii) The board of registration of professional engineers and land surveyors when referring to professional engineers and/or land surveyors;

(iv) The board of examination and registration of architects when referring to architects;

(v) The board of accountancy when referring to certified public accountants, and licensed public accountants;

(vi) The board of veterinarians when referring to veterinarians;

(vii) The board of examiners of landscape architects when referring to landscape architects;

(viii) The board of psychology when referring to psychologists.

(3) "Authorized to practice" means duly licensed, certified, or registered by the proper regulatory agency.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1964, ch. 185, § 1; P.L. 1969, ch. 163, § 1; P.L. 1971, ch. 171, § 24; P.L. 1972, ch. 100, § 2; P.L. 1980, ch. 268, § 1; P.L. 1981, ch. 245, § 1; P.L. 1989, ch. 537, § 1; P.L. 1992, ch. 281, § 1; P.L. 1995, ch. 259, § 1; P.L. 1995, ch. 304, § 1; P.L. 2000, ch. 328, § 1; P.L. 2000, ch. 513, § 1; P.L. 2012, ch. 101, § 1; P.L. 2012, ch. 106, § 1.)