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Is it legal in Washington state for a non-medical person to

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Is it legal in Washington state for a non-medical person to own a medical practice or employ a physician?

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It is legal in Washington state for a nonphysician to own a medical practice and employee a physician in that practice

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Hello - sorry to reply after a few days, but I came across some statute in Washington State that a Professional Corporation must be majority owned by a licensed professional, but can be 'managed' by anyone. Can you clarify your answer a bit? I thought possibly a medical practice could be owned by a non-medical person if it was registered as a simple LLC rather than a PC since the licensing restriction doesn't seem to apply for LLC's. The brief scenario is that a friend wouldlike to invest in a medical practice that I would provide services for as a physician. I would not be able to invest as much money as he, so he would be majority equity owner. Thank you very much for the assist.
It is my pleasure to clarify. It is correct that a professional corporation must be owned by the licensed professional. However any business entity may employ a licensed professional
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