North Carolina Medical Board
The North Carolina Medical Board was established by the General Assembly “in order to properly regulate the practice of medicine and surgery for the benefit and protection of the people of North Carolina.”
Below is a summary of the procedures, laws and guidelines to obtain a professional business entity license through the NC Medical Board.
PLEASE REFER TO THE BOARD WEBSITE FOR EXPLANATIONS AND OTHER PERTINENT INFORMATION.
Bookmark the link to the NC Medical Board for your future reference.
TO FORM A PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION OR PROFESSIONAL LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY FOR THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE
Prior to filing Articles of Incorporation, Articles of Organization or an Application for Certificate of Authority with the N.C. Secretary of State’s office you must first receive certification from the North Carolina Medical Board (NCMB), that the Professional Corporation or Professional Limited Liability Company has met all requirements of Chapter 55B of the North Carolina General Statutes and the North Carolina Medical Board’s Rules and Regulations to practice medicine in the state. Information concerning the Medical Board’s rules and regulations and the appropriate application forms may be viewed and downloaded from the website http://www.ncmedboard.org/
ANNUAL RENEWAL OF CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION
All NCMB registered professional business entities are required to renew their registration annually. The annual renewal is due by December 31. Businesses are sent notification for renewal during the fourth quarter of each year to the address on file with the Medical Board. Failure to renew your registration will be cause for suspension under State Statute NCGS 55B-13.
ISSUE OR TRANSFER STOCK OR OWNERSHIP
All issuance or transfer of stock in a Professional Corporation or issuance or transfer of ownership in a Professional Limited Liability Company requires certification of licensure from the NC Medical Board.
ARTICLES OF AMENDMENT
To file with the Secretary of State Articles of Amendment for your Professional Corporation or Professional Limited Liability Company you must first receive authorization from NCMB.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The answer to many questions concerning the North Carolina Medical Board’s requirements and processes for Professional Corporations and Professional Limited Liability Companies will be found in the link below.
NCMB Corporations Directional Page
- Chapter 55B
- Chapter 55D
- Chapter 57D-2-02
- 18 NCAC 04 .0318 - Authorization of Foreign Professional Corporations
- 18 NCAC 04 .0502 - Words Prohibited in Addition to Statutory Prohibitions
- 18 NCAC 04 .0503 - Deceptively Similar and Distinguishable Names
- 18 NCAC 04 .0504 - Filing Fictitious or Assumed Name for Foreign Entity
- 21 NCAC 32C .0102 - Name of Professional Corporation
- 21 NCAC 32C .0103 - Prerequisites for Incorporation
- 21 NCAC 32C .0104 - Certificate of Registration
- 21 NCAC 32C .0105 - Stock and Financial Matters
- 21 NCAC 32C .0106 - Charter Amendments and Stock Transfers
- 21 NCAC 32C .0107 - Documents
- 21 NCAC 32C .0108 - Fees
- 21 NCAC 32P .0102 - Prerequisites for Organization
- 21 NCAC 32P .0103 - Certificate of Registration
- 21 NCAC 32P .0104 - Charter Amendments and Membership Transfers
- 21 NCAC 32P .0105 - Documents
- 21 NCAC 32P .0106 - Fees