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49 Pa. Code § 21.173. Discontinuance or interruption of a program of practical nursing.

§ 21.173. Discontinuance or interruption of a program of practical nursing.

 (a)  Written notification of intent to discontinue a program of practical nursing shall be submitted to the Board within a reasonable period of time, but not less than 6 months prior to a discontinuance.

 (b)  When a class is not admitted in a given year, the practical nursing program shall close unless approval has been granted by the Board based on the justification for continuation as submitted to the Board.

 (c)  If a practical nursing program is discontinued, it is the responsibility of the controlling agency to provide for the completion of the program for students currently enrolled either by placing the students in an approved program or continuing the enrolled class until completion. If the program is continued until graduation, approved and qualified instruction shall be assured.

 (d)  The controlling agency also has the legal responsibility to make provisions for permanent retention of student and graduate records in conformity with §  21.233 (relating to custody of records).


   The provisions of this §  21.173 amended under section 506 of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P.S. §  186); and section 8 of the Practical Nurse Law (63 P.S. §  658).


   The provisions of this §  21.173 amended July 1, 1983, effective July 2, 1983, 13 Pa.B. 2061. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (26493).

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