(a) (1) The bureau shall grant an institution that is accredited an approval to operate by means of its accreditation.
(2) The bureau shall adopt by regulation the process and procedures whereby an institution that is accredited may apply for and obtain an approval by means of that accreditation. The bureau shall establish application processing goals and timelines to ensure that an institution that has submitted a complete application for approval to operate by means of its accreditation has that application promptly reviewed for compliance within 30 days of the bureau's receipt of the application or within an appropriate timeline as determined by the bureau. The timelines shall ensure that an institution that has submitted a complete and compliant application receives approval within 30 days of the application being deemed compliant by the bureau, or within an appropriate timeline as determined by the bureau.
(b) The term of an approval to operate pursuant to this section shall be coterminous with the term of accreditation. Upon renewal of the institution's accreditation, the institution shall submit verification to the bureau, on a form provided by the bureau, that the institution's accreditation has been renewed.
(c) Institutions that are granted an approval to operate by means of the institution's accreditation shall comply with all other applicable requirements in this chapter.
(Amended by Stats. 2014, Ch. 840, Sec. 22.)