1. A foreign professional corporation may practice a profession in this state if it complies with the provisions of the Iowa business corporation Act, chapter 490, on foreign corporations. The secretary of state may prescribe forms for such purpose.

Terms Used In Iowa Code 496C.20

  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" may include the said district and territories. See Iowa Code 4.1
 2. A foreign professional corporation may practice a profession in this state only through shareholders, directors, officers, employees, and agents who are licensed to practice the profession in this state. The provisions of this chapter with respect to the practice of a profession by a professional corporation apply to a foreign professional corporation.
 3. The certificate of authority of a foreign professional corporation may be revoked by the secretary of state as provided in the Iowa business corporation Act, chapter 490, if the foreign professional corporation fails to comply with any provision of this chapter.
 4. This chapter shall not be construed to prohibit the practice of a profession in this state by an individual who is a shareholder, director, officer, employee, or agent of a foreign professional corporation if the individual could lawfully practice the profession in this state in the absence of any relationship to a foreign professional corporation. This subsection shall apply regardless of whether or not the foreign professional corporation is authorized to practice a profession in this state.