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49 Pa. Code § 21.166. Removal from approved list.

§ 21.166. Removal from approved list.

 (a)  The Board may remove a nursing education program from the approved list in accordance with the following procedures if the program fails to meet and maintain minimum standards, including the minimum passing rates on the National licensure examination, as established by this subchapter.

   (1)  The Board will give a nursing education program notice of its intent to remove the program from the approved list.

   (2)  The notice of intent to remove a program from the approved list will set forth the alleged violations of the standards for nursing education programs.

   (3)  A program served with notice of intent to remove will be given 45 days in which to file a written answer to the notice.

   (4)  The nursing education program will be provided an opportunity to appear at a hearing to demonstrate why approval should not be withdrawn.

   (5)  The nursing education program and the Commonwealth will be provided an opportunity to file posthearing briefs.

   (6)  The Board will issue a written decision which will set forth findings of fact and conclusions of law.

   (7)  The Board’s written decision will be a final decision of a governmental agency subject to review under 2 Pa.C.S. §  702 (relating to appeals).

 (b)  If a nursing education program is removed from the approved list, the controlling institution shall provide for the completion of the program for students currently enrolled by placing the students in an approved program.

 (c)  If a nursing education program is removed from the approved list, the controlling institution shall make provision for permanent retention of student and graduate records in conformity with § §  21.233 and 21.234 (relating to custody of records; and access and use of records).


   The provisions of this §  21.166 adopted under sections 2.1(k) and 6.1 of The Professional Nursing Law (63 P.S. § §  212.1(k) and 216.1); and sections 9 and 17.6 of the Practical Nurse Law (63 P.S. § §  659 and 667.6).


   The provisions of this §  21.166 adopted April 24, 2009, effective April 25, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 2103.

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  21.162a (relating to failure to comply with standards).

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