3332-1-20 Penalties.

(A) The state board of career colleges and schools may suspend, revoke, or refuse to issue or renew a certificate of registration or program authorization or may impose a penalty pursuant to Chapter 3332. of the Revised Code for a violation of any provision of sections 3332.01 to 3332.09 of the Revised Code, the board's minimum standards, or any rule made by the board.

(B) If, after a public hearing, the board determines that the holder of a certificate of registration has violated any provision of Chapter 3332. of the Revised Code or any rule made by the board, the board shall issue a final adjudication order levying a civil penalty pursuant to paragraph (C) of this rule or limiting, suspending or revoking the certificate of registration or program authorization or any combination thereof. The board may impose additional penalties including but necessarily limited to curtailment of advertising, and discontinuation of enrollment of students in specific programs. Upon suspension or revocation, the board immediately shall issue an order pursuant to Chapter 119. of the Revised Code requiring such person immediately to cease all sales, advertising, and enrollment activities.

(C) Pursuant to section 3332.091 of the Revised Code, the board may impose a civil penalty of not less than one thousand dollars nor more than three thousand five hundred dollars for each violation of section 3332.09 of the Revised Code and any other rule promulgated by the board. Penalties may not exceed an aggregate penalty of thirty-five thousand dollars in any six-month period.

Effective: 07/01/2009
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/19/2009 and 07/01/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3332.031
Rule Amplifies: 3332.091
Prior Effective Dates: 12/1/1970; 4/16/90 (Emer.); 7/12/90; 4/2/2001