(a) A foreign professional corporation may qualify as a foreign corporation to transact intrastate business in this state in accordance with Chapter 21 (commencing with Section 2100 ) of Division 1. A foreign professional corporation shall be subject to the provisions of the General Corporation Law applicable to foreign corporations, except where those provisions are in conflict with or inconsistent with the provisions of this part. The statement and designation filed by the foreign professional corporation pursuant to Section 2105 shall contain a specific statement that the corporation is a foreign professional corporation within the meaning of this part.
(b) No foreign professional corporation shall render professional services in this state without a currently effective certificate of registration issued by the governmental agency regulating the profession in which that corporation proposes to be engaged, pursuant to the applicable provisions of the Business and Professions Code expressly authorizing those professional services to be rendered by a foreign professional corporation.
(c) If the California board, commission, or other agency that prescribes the rules or regulations governing a particular profession either now or hereafter requires that the shareholders of the professional corporation bear any degree of personal liability for the acts of the corporation, either by personal guarantee or in some other form that the governing agency prescribes, the shareholders of a foreign corporation that has been qualified to do business in this state in the same profession shall, as a condition of doing business in this state, be subject, with regard to the rendering of professional services by the professional corporation in California, or for California residents, to the same degree of personal liability, if any, as is prescribed by the governing agency for shareholders of a California professional corporation rendering services in the same profession.
(d) Each application by a foreign professional corporation to qualify to do business in this state shall contain the following statement:
“The shareholders of the undersigned foreign professional corporation shall be subject, with regard to the rendering of professional services by the professional corporation in California, or for California residents, to the same degree of personal liability, if any, in California as is from time to time prescribed by the agency governing the profession in this state for shareholders in a California professional corporation rendering services in the same profession. This application accordingly constitutes a submission to the jurisdiction of the courts of California to the same extent, but only to the same extent, as applies to the shareholders of a California professional corporation in the same profession. The foregoing submission to jurisdiction is a condition of qualification to do business in this state.”
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