3. In cases other than those referred to in section 2, dispensing opticians are authorized to carry on professional activities within a partnership or joint-stock company if the following conditions are met: (1) more than 50% of the units or shares are held
(a) by dispensing opticians or optometrists;
(b) by legal persons, trusts or other enterprises whose voting rights attached to the units or shares are held entirely by one or more persons referred to in subparagraph a; or
(c) by a combination of persons, trusts or other enterprises referred to in subparagraphs a and b;
(2) a third person may not compel the persons, trusts or other enterprises referred to in subparagraph 1 to redeem the units or shares that it holds in the partnership or company;
(3) all the voting rights attached to the partnership units or company shares are held by persons, trusts or other enterprises referred to in subparagraph 1; and
(4) all the partners or directors appointed by the partners to manage the affairs of the limited liability partnership and the directors of the board of directors of the joint-stock company are persons referred to in subparagraph a of subparagraph 1.
Dispensing opticians must ensure that the conditions are listed, as the case may be, in the partnership contract, the articles, the shareholders’ agreement or any other document relating to the constitution and operation of the company or partnership.