Professional Practice Corporations--including those in the field of Podiatry--are governed in North Carolina by Chapter 55B of the NC State Statutes. In order to open, operate or maintain a podiatry practice corporation, the incorporator(s) must first obtain a certificate of registration from the NC Board of Podiatry Examiners prior to making incorporation application to the Office of the Secretary of State. The initial registration fee is $50 and the annual renewal fee is $25 per office location by January 31, after which a $10 late fee is added. The Secretary of State is notified of non-renewing corporations and PLLCs annually.
Applications should be made in writing and submitted, along with a copy of the proposed Articles of Incorporation and $50 fee, to the following:
NC Board of Podiatry Examiners
3739 National Drive, Suite 202
Raleigh, NC 27612
Attention: Medical Practice Professional Corporations
To add a Podiatrist (DPM) to a Medical Practice Professional Corporation that is registered with the NC Medical Board (NCMB) the following process is required:
Amend Articles of Organization to add a professional service,
The medical practice professional corporation is to submit an amendment to their Articles of Organization to add the practice of Podiatry to the purpose of the PA/PC/PLLC. NCMB will authorize the amendment change, by “letter of non-objection”.
Register and certify the corporation with the NC Board of Podiatry Examiners (NCBPE).
As indicated on this web page, the Medical Practice Professional Corporation will need to register with the NC Board of Podiatry Examiners (“Application for Incorporation of PA/PC/PLLC”).
File Articles of Amendment with NC Secretary of State.
After receiving registration certification from the NCBPE, the last step is to file the amendment change, NCMB letter of non-objection, and NCBPE registration certification with the NC Secretary of State. NCMB will verify the filing from its end. The corporation will then carry DUAL registrations with NCMB and NCBPE.
Please note if the practice adds additional podiatrists down the road, this Article Amendment and NCMB letter of non-objection process will not be required. However, the corporation must notify each Board of the addition so that it can obtain the correct renewal certification from each Board.