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§ 1676. Name Style -General.


Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 16. Professional and Vocational Regulations
Division 16. Osteopathic Medical Board of California
Article 14. Fictitious Names (Refs & Annos)
16 CCR § 1676
§ 1676. Name Style -General.
(a) Any fictitious name shall contain the designation “medical group,” “medical clinic,” “medical corporation,” “medical associates,” “medical center,” or “medical office.” Such designation shall be contiguous in the name style and not separated by intervening words. This requirement also applies to those applicants who are sole practitioners.
(b) A group or clinic containing both a corporate and non-corporate entity or a partnership of corporations shall not use wording or abbreviations denoting corporate existence. When a professional corporation is an applicant, it shall use in its fictitious name style one of the word(s) or abbreviation(s) denoting corporate existence as required by these regulations.
(c) The Board shall not issue a fictitious name permit for a name style which is false or misleading or which is so similar to a name previously authorized in the same geographical area as to be deceptive, misleading, or subject an individual consumer to confusion with a previously permitted fictitious name.
(d) The use of word(s) or abbreviation(s) following a licensed person's name denoting affiliation with a professional medical society or association shall not create a fictitious name; however, the use of any word(s) or abbreviation(s) which denotes a particular specialty in medical practice which is advertised or disseminated in public in connection with that practice shall require a fictitious name permit.
Note: Authority cited: Osteopathic Act (Initiative Measure, Stats. 1923, p. xciii), Section 1; and Sections 2413, 2415, and 3600-1, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Section 2415, Business and Professions Code.
1. Repealer of Chapter 16 (Sections 1600-1697, not consecutive) and new Chapter 16 (Sections 1600-1697, not consecutive and Appendix) filed 12-10-87; operative 1-9-88 (Register 87, No. 52). For prior history, see Registers 81, No. 50; 81, No. 36; 81, No. 9; 80, No. 40; 78, No. 15; 77, No. 21; and 63, No. 25.
2. Amendment of subsection (a) filed 9-22-89; operative 10-22-89 (Register 89, No. 39).
This database is current through 6/17/22 Register 2022, No. 24
16 CCR § 1676, 16 CA ADC § 1676
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