2006 New York Code - Definitions.



 
    §  1201.  Definitions.  As  used  in  this article, unless the context
  otherwise requires, the term:
    (a) "Licensing authority" means the regents of the university  of  the
  state of New York or the state education department, as the case may be,
  in  the  case  of  all  professions  licensed  under  title eight of the
  education law, and the appropriate appellate  division  of  the  supreme
  court in the case of the profession of law.
    (b)   "Profession"   includes   any   practice   as  an  attorney  and
  counselor-at-law, or as a  licensed  physician,  and  those  professions
  designated in title eight of the education law.
    (c)  "Professional"  means an individual duly authorized to practice a
  profession, a professional service corporation, a  professional  service
  limited  liability  company,  a  foreign  professional  service  limited
  liability company, a registered limited liability partnership, a foreign
  limited  liability   partnership,   a   foreign   professional   service
  corporation or a professional partnership.
    (d)  "Professional  service"  means  any type of service to the public
  that may be lawfully rendered by a member of  a  profession  within  the
  purview of his or her profession.
    (e)   "Professional  service  corporation"  means  (i)  a  corporation
  organized under article fifteen of the business corporation law and (ii)
  any other corporation organized under the business  corporation  law  or
  under  any other predecessor statute, which is authorized by, or holds a
  license, certificate, registration or permit issued  by,  the  licensing
  authority  pursuant to the education law to render professional services
  within this state.
    (f) "Professional service limited liability company" means  a  limited
  liability company organized under this article.
    (g)  "Foreign  professional service corporation" has the meaning given
  to it in subdivision (d) of section fifteen hundred twenty-five  of  the
  business corporation law.
    (h)  "Foreign  professional service limited liability company" has the
  meaning given to it in subdivision (a) of section thirteen  hundred  one
  of this chapter.
    (i) "Professional partnership" means (1) a partnership without limited
  partners  each  of whose partners is a professional authorized by law to
  render a professional service  within  this  state,  (2)  a  partnership
  without  limited  partners  each of whose partners is a professional, at
  least one of whom is authorized by law to render a professional  service
  within  this  state  or  (3)  a  partnership  without  limited  partners
  authorized by, or holding a license, certificate, registration or permit
  issued by the licensing authority  pursuant  to  the  education  law  to
  render a professional service within this state.

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