Private Postsecondary Institutions; Compliance, Enforcement; Process and Penalties
(a) As a consequence of an investigation, which may incorporate any materials obtained or produced in connection with a compliance inspection, and upon a finding that an institution has committed a violation, the bureau may place an institution on probation or may suspend or revoke an institution's approval to operate for:
(1) Obtaining an approval to operate by fraud.
(2) A material violation or repeated violations of this chapter or regulations adopted pursuant to this chapter that have resulted in harm to students. For purposes of this paragraph, "material violation" includes, but is not limited to, misrepresentation, fraud in the inducement of a contract, and false or misleading claims or advertising, upon which a student reasonably relied in executing an enrollment agreement and that resulted in harm to the student.
(b) The bureau shall adopt regulations, within one year of the enactment of this chapter, governing probation and suspension of an approval to operate.
(c) The bureau may seek reimbursement pursuant to Section 125.3 of the Business and Professions Code.
(d) An institution shall not be required to pay the cost of investigation to more than one agency.
(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 593, Sec. 24. Effective January 1, 2017. Repealed as of January 1, 2021, pursuant to Section 94950.)