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Section 3332.09 | Limitation, suspension, or revocation of registration or authorization - penalty.


(A) The state board of career colleges and schools may, except as provided in division (B) of this section, limit, suspend, revoke, or refuse to issue or renew a certificate of registration or program authorization or may impose a penalty pursuant to section 3332.091 of the Revised Code for any one or combination of the following causes:

(1) 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;

(2) Furnishing of false, misleading, deceptive, altered, or incomplete information or documents to the board;

(3) The holding of a certificate of registration by a person who has pleaded guilty or has been found guilty of a felony or has pleaded guilty or been found guilty of a crime involving moral turpitude;

(4) The signing of an application or the holding of a certificate of registration by a person who is addicted to the use of any controlled substance, or who is found to be mentally incompetent;

(5) Violation of any commitment made in an application for a certificate of registration or program authorization;

(6) Presenting to prospective students, either at the time of solicitation or enrollment, or through advertising, mail circulars, or phone solicitation, misleading, deceptive, false, or fraudulent information relating to any program, employment opportunity, or opportunities for enrollment in accredited institutions of higher education after entering or completing programs offered by the holder of a certificate of registration;

(7) Failure to provide or maintain premises or equipment for offering programs in a safe and sanitary condition;

(8) Refusal by an agent to display the agent's permit upon demand of a prospective student or other interested person;

(9) Failure to maintain financial resources adequate for the satisfactory conduct of programs as presented in the plan of operation or to retain a sufficient number and qualified staff of instruction, except that nothing in this chapter requires an instructor to be licensed by the state board of education or to hold any type of post-high school degree;

(10) Offering training or programs other than those presented in the application, except that schools may offer special courses adapted to the needs of individual students when the special courses are in the subject field specified in the application;

(11) Discrimination in the acceptance of students upon the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin;

(12) Accepting the services of an agent not holding a valid permit issued under section 3332.10 or 3332.11 of the Revised Code;

(13) The use of monetary or other valuable consideration by the school's agents or representatives to induce prospective students to enroll in the school, or the practice of awarding monetary or other valuable considerations without board approval to students in exchange for procuring the enrollment of others;

(14) Failure to provide at the request of the board, any information, records, or files pertaining to the operation of the school or recruitment and enrollment of students.

(B) The board shall not refuse to issue a certificate of registration to an applicant because the applicant was found guilty of or pleaded guilty to an offense unless the refusal is in accordance with section 9.79 of the Revised Code.

(C) If the board modifies or adopts additional minimum standards or rules pursuant to section 3332.031 of the Revised Code, all schools and agents shall have sixty days from the effective date of the modifications or additional standards or rules to comply with such modifications or additions.

Last updated October 9, 2021 at 5:16 AM

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