Lawyers for Physiotherapy Professional Corporations

If you are a registered physiotherapist in Ontario, then you are entitled to register your practice as a professional corporation. Professionals registered under Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 are entitled to register as professional corporations, including Physiotherapists.

To be registered as a physiotherapy professional corporation in Ontario, you are required to register a corporation pursuant to the Business Corporations Act, 1990. Following which, you are required to seek approval of the corporation with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. During the corporation registration and application process, you must ensure to meet stringent requirements of the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario.

To ensure compliance of your professional obligations, the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario requires that your corporation is structured appropriately. For instance, the name of your professional corporation must include the term “professional corporation”. Further, you must ensure that all shareholders and directors are registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario.

What’s required with your application for certificate of authorization for physiotherapy professional corporation?

  • Initial application for a professional corporation
  • Articles of incorporation
  • Corporate profile report
    Application Fee
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Benefits of a physiotherapy professional corporation:

Corporate structuring benefits

Accounting and taxation benefits

Ease of sale or transfer your physiotherapy practice

Separate personal and business liabilities

At Falcon Law PC, we can assist you with the registration and approval of your physiotherapy professional corporation. Having worked with many physiotherapy corporations, we are well versed with the requirements of the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario and can assist you in easily obtaining approval for your Physiotherapy corporation.

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If you are practicing physiotherapist in Ontario, registering as a Physiotherapy professional corporation is an option but not an obligation. Registering as a Physiotherapy professional corporation is a commercial decision and depends upon the particular nature of your practice.

No, with a Physiotherapy professional corporation you will remain personally liable for your professional obligations as a Physiotherapy.

You may be protected from the liability of non-professional business related activities.

You are required to maintain a minute book for any corporation in Ontario. A minute book is a virtual or physical book containing your corporate records, including, but not limited to, share certificates, ledgers, and resolutions.

No, your family and friends cannot be shareholders or directors in your physiotherapy professional corporation unless they are members of the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario.

Yes, your Physiotherapy corporation can apply for separate operating name or business name by way of a master business license. Please note that the master business license name must be in accordance with the naming standards of the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario.

No, the only medical professional corporations which may be shareholders or directors in your physiotherapy professional corporation are other physiotherapists registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario.

Articles of incorporation are the constating documents of a corporation. Articles of incorporation identify, among other things, the date and time on which a corporation was registered, the directors upon incorporation, and the registered office address upon incorporation.

What other services does Falcon Law PC provide to physiotherapists and Physiotherapy professional corporations?

  • Business agreements review and negotiations.
  • Physiotherapy business sale and purchase.
  • Minute book management and corporate compliance.
  • Employment and staffing matters.

Additional Resources

  • Click here to view the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario’s guidelines for the application for certificate of authorization for a professional corporation.
  • Click here to view a copy of the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario’s application for certificate of authorization for a professional corporation.

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  • Incorporating as a physiotherapy professional corporation.
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  • Law firm for physiotherapy professional corporation.
  • Applying for a certificate of authorization for a physiotherapy professional corporation.

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