If your dental practice is set up as a Professional Corporation (PC), you may be familiar with the biennial process of renewing your Certificate of Registration through the Professional Licensing Agency (PLA). Several weeks ago, the PLA sent a correspondence notifying dentists that they would no longer need to renew this certificate, and the correspondence has caused some confusion.
Effective January 1, 2018, Indiana House Enrolled Act 1308 has removed the requirement that a dentist must request a certificate of registration from the PLA proving he is a licensed dentist in order to renew his or her certificate of incorporation with the Secretary of State (SoS). The SoS has simplified the process and will now work directly with the PLA to acquire licensing information.
It’s important to note that this change only removes the added step of applying for a certificate of registration with the PLA. All other obligations for business entity report filing with the Secretary of State remain intact.
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