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49 Pa. Code § 21.41. Notification; completion of program; records.


§ 21.41. Notification; completion of program; records.

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

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

 (c)  If a program is discontinued, it is the responsibility of the controlling institution 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 classes until completion. If the program is continued until completion, approved and qualified instruction shall be assured. A controlling institution is a university, college or hospital which conducts programs of education in nursing.

 (d)  The controlling institution has the legal responsibility to make provision for permanent retention of student and graduate records in conformity of §  21.125 (relating to custody of records).


   The provisions of this §  21.41 amended October 22, 1976, effective October 23, 1976, 6 Pa.B. 2677; amended September 16, 1983, effective September 17, 1983, 13 Pa.B. 2829. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (30246).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  21.364 (relating to removal from approved list; discontinuance of CRNP program).

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