If any institution, school, or person confers degrees, diplomas, or other written evidences of proficiency or achievement or offers or intends to offer a course or courses in this state applicable to requirements for a diploma or degree without the certificate of authorization required by section 1713.02 of the Revised Code, the chancellor of higher education may, through the office of the attorney general, apply to the court of common pleas in the county in which such institution, school, or person is operating to restrain such institution, school, or person from the exercise of its franchise, if the institution, school, or person is a corporation, from the awarding of the degrees or diplomas the institution, school, or person is not authorized to award, and from offering any course or courses or enrolling any student in any course or courses it is not authorized to conduct.
The chancellor may, through the office of the attorney general, petition the court of common pleas in the county in which the institution, school, or person is operating for an order enjoining the awarding of diplomas or degrees, the offering of courses, and the enrolling of students. The court may grant such injunctive relief upon a showing that the institution, school, or person named in the petition is awarding degrees or diplomas, offering courses applicable to requirements for such degrees or diplomas, or enrolling students in such courses to be offered in the state without receiving the appropriate certificate of authorization issued by the chancellor.
Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 64, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2015.
Effective Date: 07-28-1989