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Title: Professional Firm Registration
Alternate Title: Professional Firm Registration
A doctor of chiropractic who wishes to incorporate their practice or provide chiropractic services under the protection of Minn. Stat. Chapter 319B, either alone or in conjunction with other professionals, must register the corporation as a Professional Firm with the Board as well as the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State. This requirement is in addition to any other forms of incorporation the professional may wish to engage in. Previously, such registration was required under the Professional Corporation Act (Minn. Stat. § 319A.01-.22) and would not allow for interdisciplinary incorporation (incorporation with health care professionals other than doctors of chiropractic.) Recently, the professional Corporation Act was revised, and has become the Professional Firms Act of 1997 (Minn. Stat. § 319B.01-.12) As of January 1, 1999, the Professional Corporations act will be phased out, and professionals will be incorporated under the Professional Firms Act.

Subject: Chiropractors
Creation Date: 9/15/2008 12:40:05 PM
Modification Date: 11/18/2019 7:48:44 AM
Agency Name: Chiropractic Examiners (MBCE), Minnesota Board of
Agency URL:
Agency Description: The mission of the Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners (MBCE) is to protect the public through effective licensure and enforcement of the statutes and rules governing the practice of chiropractic to ensure a standard of competent and ethical practice in the profession.
Agency Phone: 651-201-2850
Agency Fax: 651-201-2852
Agency URL:
Agency Address: Chiropractic Examiners, Minnesota Board of
2829 University Avenue, S.E., Suite 300

Audience: Application URL:
Renewal URL:
Versa URL:
If you have recently filed a new application with the MBCE as a professional corporation, or if you have recently renewed your professional corporation, you need do nothing. The MBCE will administratively modify your registration as of January 1, 1999.
As of the date of this notice, no further applications will be accepted by the MBCE for registration of new Professional Corporations. Instead, applications will be accepted for those persons wishing to organize under the Professional Firms Act. There is no difference in fees between the new Professional Firms act and the previous Professional Corporations Act. Beyond the information provided in this notice, the MBCE will not provide any legal advice. Any persons wishing to acquire more information with regard to this subject are encouraged to contact private legal counsel.
There are several restrictions that licensees should be aware of: 
  • The name of a professional firm must not imply or be used to imply superiority;
  • The owners or decision makers (known as governance authority) must be comprised of persons licensed to practice the professions specifically designated in Minn. Stat. Chapter 319B; and
  • The Firm may only use (depending on the specific type of registration) the following types of designations;
  • Professional Corporation, Professional Service Corporation, Service Corporation, Professional Association, Chartered, Limited, P.C., PS.C., S.C., P.A., Ltd., Professional Limited Liability Company, Limited Liability Company, P.L.L.C., P.L.C., L.L.C., Professional Limited Liability Partnership, Limited Liability Partnership, P.L.L.P., L.L.P.
NOTE: A permitted abbreviation may omit the periods.
See Professional Firm Initial Application or by call the Board office at (651) 201-2850 for an application. NOTE: SPECIAL PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO A WAIVER OF SUCH RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS FOR MILITARY PERSONNEL WHO ARE, OR HAVE RECENTLY BEEN, ACTIVELY DEPLOYED MAY BE FOUND AT Minn. Stat. § 326.55 and .56
If any part of the above information conflicts with the Minnesota rules or laws, the rules or laws take precedence. It is your responsibility to understand and comply with the regulations. Please call the Board office at 651-201-2850 if you have any questions.


Professional Firms

How to Apply


Statutes: 148


Professional Firm Initial Application

Application forms are available at Forms and by calling the Board office at 651-201-2850.


Initial Registration fee - $100

Annual Renewal fee - $25

Renewal Late Charge - $5 per month

Period of Issuance:

Annual (January 1 to December 31 of each year.)

Length of Determination: Issued upon receipt of all required application materials, including a copy of the firm's articles of incorporation (or organization) bearing the official seal of the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State.
Other Info:
Activity: License Detail URL:

Professional Firms

License Verification 

Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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