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Physician Rights and Responsibilities

Professional Corporations

The WSMA believes it is ethically permissible for physicians to form professional corporations. The ethical principles for the medical practice conducted under the form of a professional service corporation are exactly the same as for the individual physicians. The professional service corporation and each physician member of the professional service corporation should observe the Principles of Medical Ethics. (JC 9.11-87) (Reaffirmed A-17)

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Abbreviations for House of Delegates report origination:

EC – Executive Committee; BT – Board of Trustees; CPA – Council on Professional Affairs; JC – Judicial Council; CHS – Community and Health Services

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