IDAHO UNIFORM BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS CODE
30-21-901. PROFESSIONAL ENTITIES. (a) "Allied professional services" means professional services that are so related in substance that they are frequently offered in conjunction with one another as parts of the same service package to the consumer.
(b) For the purpose of this act, the professions shall include the practices of architecture, chiropractic, dentistry, engineering, landscape architecture, law, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, optometry, physical therapy, podiatry, professional geology, psychology, certified or licensed public accountancy, social work, surveying and veterinary medicine, and no others.
(c) This act shall not be deemed to authorize a professional entity to render allied professional services where the laws pertaining to specific professions or the codes of ethics or professional responsibility of any of the professions involved in such a proposed professional entity prohibit such a combination of professional services.
(d) No professional entity may render professional services in this state except through its managers, members, employees and agents who are duly licensed or otherwise legally authorized to render such professional services within this state. The term "employee," as used in this section, does not include clerks, secretaries, bookkeepers, technicians and other assistants who are not usually and ordinarily considered by custom and practice to be rendering professional services to the public for which a license or other legal authorization is required.
(e) Nothing contained in this act shall be interpreted to abolish, repeal, modify, restrict or limit the law now in effect in this state applicable to the professional relationship and liabilities between the person furnishing the professional services and the person receiving such professional services or to the standards for professional conduct. Any governor, interest holder, agent, or employee of a professional entity shall remain personally and fully liable and accountable for any negligent or wrongful acts or misconduct committed by him, or by any person under his direct supervision and control, while rendering professional services on behalf of the professional entity to the person for whom such professional services were being rendered. The professional entity shall be liable up to the full value of its property for any negligent or wrongful acts or misconduct committed by any of its governors, interest holders, agents, or employees while they are engaged on behalf of the professional entity in the rendering of professional services.
(f) The relationship of a person, whether as an individual or interest holder of a professional entity, to a professional entity with which such person is associated, whether as governor, interest holder, or employee, shall in no way modify or diminish the jurisdiction over such person of the governmental authority or state agency that licensed, certified or registered such person for a particular profession.
(g) No professional entity may offer an interest to or accept as an interest holder anyone other than an individual who is duly licensed or otherwise legally authorized to render the same specific professional services as those for which the entity was formed or professional entities, all of whose interest holders are duly licensed or otherwise legally authorized to render the same specific professional services as those for which the professional entity was formed. No member of a professional entity shall enter into a voting trust agreement or any other type of agreement vesting another person with the authority to exercise the voting power of his interest.
(h) If any governor, interest holder, agent, or employee of a professional entity who has been rendering professional services within this state accepts employment that, pursuant to existing law, places restrictions or limitations upon his continued rendering of such professional services, he shall be dissociated, and the remaining governors and interest holders of the professional entity shall take such action as is required to terminate such interest.
(i) No member of a professional entity may sell or transfer his interest in such professional entity except to another individual or professional entity eligible to be a member of such professional entity.
(j) The provisions of this section shall not be considered as repealing, modifying or restricting the applicable provisions of law regulating the several professions except insofar as such laws conflict with this section.
[30-21-901, added 2015, ch. 243, sec. 15, p. 785.]