by LawInc Staff
December 28, 2020
Do California nursing corporations have any naming requirements or restrictions?
CA Professional Nursing Corporations
California nurses often form professional nursing corporations to save on taxes and help provide liability protection in CA. Professional nursing corporations are particularly appealing to nurses working as independent contractors.
The Rule Applicable to California Nursing Corporations
According to California Business and Professions Code, Article 3.5, Section 2778, “the name of a nursing corporation and any name or names under which it may render professional services shall contain the words “nursing” or “registered nursing,” and wording or abbreviations denoting corporate existence.”
Examples of Acceptable California Nursing Corporation Names
Westside Nursing, Inc.
John Doe Nursing, Inc.
Jane Doe Registered Nursing, Inc.
Wilson Nursing Corp.
Integrated Registered Nursing Corp.
Acceptable Nursing Corporation Name Endings
The following name endings are permitted for CA nursing corporations:
“Professional Corporation” is not Required to be Included in the Name
Nurses often believe that “professional corporation” needs to be included in the name of their California nursing corporation. That is not the case.