21 NCAC 66 .0210             REGISTERED LIMITED LIABILITY PARTNERSHIPS

(a)  Any registered limited liability partnership created to deliver veterinary medical services shall be created pursuant to and in compliance with G.S. 59 and Article 11, G.S. 90 and the rules of the Board.

(b)  All partners of a registered limited liability partnership organized under this Rules shall hold a license to practice veterinary medicine issued by the Board.

(c)  A veterinarian who engages in the practice of veterinary medicine through a limited liability partnership shall comply with the registration and other requirements of this Chapter, Article 11, G.S. 90, and the rules of the Board.

(d)  A registered limited liability partnership created to deliver veterinary medical services and each of its partners shall comply with Article 11, G.S. 90 and the rules of the Board with respect to the prior approval of the name of the partnership, including the provisions of G.S. 90-181.1.

(e)  Limited liability partnerships organized under this Rule shall be organized and operated in accordance with the requirements of G.S. 59.  A limited liability partnership organized under this Rule to deliver veterinary medical services shall register with the Board both prior to the delivery of any professional services and prior to registration with the office of the Secretary of State of North Carolina as required by G.S. 59-84.2.

(f)  To register the limited liability partnership with the Board, the partners of a veterinary limited liability partnership shall submit to the Board:

(1)           A registration fee as required by Rule .0108 of this Chapter; and

(2)           A certificate setting forth the names and addresses of each veterinarian who is a partner of the limited liability partnership, a representation that the partnership will be conducted in compliance with G.S. 59 as well as Article 11, G.S. 90 and the rules of the Board, as well as bearing the notarized signatures of the partners subscribing to the documents certifying to the accuracy of the statements made therein.

(g)  The Board shall furnish the limited liability partnership a Certificate of Registration from the Board certifying that each of the organizing partners is licensed to practice veterinary medicine in North Carolina, said Certificate to be filed by the limited liability partnership with the Secretary of State.

(h)  The Certificate of Registration for a limited liability partnership shall be renewed annually in order to continue to be effective.

(i)  The Board may request in writing such supplemental reports as it deems appropriate from any limited liability partnership registered with the Board pursuant to G.S. 59 and these Rules.  The limited liability partnership shall file such reports with the Board's office within 30 days from the date it receives the request.

(j)  Limited liability partnerships registered with the Board pursuant to G.S. 59 shall file a certified copy of all amendments to the partnership agreement within 30 days after the effective date of each amendment.  They shall also file a copy of any amendment to the bylaws, certified to be a true copy by the managing partner of the limited liability partnership within 30 days after adoption of the amendments.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 59-84.2; 59-84.3; 90-181.1; 90-186;

Eff. May 1, 1996.