State Society Manual

Establishing the Legal Framework for a State Society

The first step is to determine who you want as members and the area you want to include in your organization. In some states you may want to include a particular region or area rather than the entire state. You will then need to retain an attorney to assist you with forming the legal entity. Included in this manual are sample documents from several states. The cost of incorporating will range from $1500 to $5000 depending on the attorney and area. Obviously the physicians forming the organization will have to raise this money.