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§30-8-3a. Registration of optometric corporations.
When one or more optometrists duly registered to practice optometry in the state of West Virginia wish to form an optometric corporation, such optometrist or optometrists shall file a written application with the board of optometry, on a form prescribed by the board, and shall furnish proof satisfactory to the board that the signer is a duly registered optometrist, or if there be more than one that all the signers of such application are such duly registered optometrists. A fee as determined by legislative rule shall accompany each such application, no part of which may be refundable.

The board shall notify the secretary of state that a certificate of authorization has been issued to the individual or individuals signing such application, to form an optometric corporation.

When the secretary of state receives notification from the board of optometry that an individual or individuals, duly registered to practice optometry in the state of West Virginia have been issued a certificate of authorization, he or she shall attach such authorization to the agreement of incorporation and upon compliance by the corporation with the applicable provisions of chapter thirty-one of this code, shall notify the incorporators that such corporation, through a duly registered optometrist or optometrists, may engage in the practice of optometry.