(A) An association may be organized under this chapter for any lawful purpose permitted to corporations by the laws of this state, except any such purpose that is inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter or other chapters of Title XVII of the Revised Code. This section does not authorize any professional services otherwise prohibited by law.
(B) Associations shall be corporations that are deemed nonprofit because they are not organized for the purpose of making a profit for themselves as such, or for the purpose of making a profit for their members as such, but for their members as patrons. This chapter and not Chapter 1702. of the Revised Code shall govern associations.
(D) This chapter shall be known as the "Ohio Cooperative Law."
Effective Date: 08-05-1998; 09-03-2004 .