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The Commission is often referred to in these rules as "NPEC."</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-1-.01(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Two members are appointed to represent nonpublic postsecondary degree-granting institutions, and two members are appointed to represent nonpublic non-degree-granting schools. The remaining members shall not be employed by or represent or have an interest in any nonpublic postsecondary degree-granting or non-degree granting institution.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-1-.01(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Commission shall elect from its members a chairperson and a vice chairperson.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-1-.01(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Commission shall meet quarterly or at any time upon the call of the chairperson or the written application of at least six of its members.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-1-.01(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A majority of the Commission shall constitute a quorum for the conduct of business, but not less than six voting members must concur in order for it to take official action.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/392-1-.02" name="392-1-.02" title="392-1-.02">Rule 392-1-.02 [Repealed effective 11/10/2019]NPEC General Powers and Duties</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-1-.02(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To establish and promulgate standards, rules, regulations, and policies for administering the operations of nonpublic postsecondary educational institutions in accordance with the law.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-1-.02(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To establish minimum criteria, including quality of education, ethical and business practices, health and safety, and fiscal responsibility which applicants for authorization to operate or for an agents' permit shall meet before such authorization or permit may be issued, and to continue such authorization or permit in effect.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-1-.02(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To negotiate and enter into reciprocity agreements with similar agencies in other states and with the U.S. Department of Education.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-1-.02(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To promulgate rules, regulations, and procedures required for the implementation of its responsibilities and to hold such hearings as desired or required in developing such rules, regulations, and procedures.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-1-.02(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To exercise other powers and duties implied but not enumerated which are necessary to carry out its duties.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-1-.02(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To receive and hold title to property, equipment, money, and materials.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-1-.02(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To contract with others to provide services or activities which the commission deems necessary.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-1-.02(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To establish and promulgate regulations for qualified proprietary institutions whose students receive tuition equalization grants in accordance with O.C.G.A. Sec. <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-3-411&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-3-411</a>C(2).</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/392-1-.03" name="392-1-.03" title="392-1-.03">Rule 392-1-.03 [Repealed effective 11/10/2019]Executive Director</a></h2> <P>The Executive Director of the Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission shall be appointed by the Governor.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/392-1-.04" name="392-1-.04" title="392-1-.04">Rule 392-1-.04 Repealed</a></h2> <h2><a href="/GAC/392-1-.05" name="392-1-.05" title="392-1-.05">Rule 392-1-.05 [Repealed effective 11/10/2019]Mailing Address and Office Location</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-1-.05(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The mailing address is: Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission, 2082 East Exchange Place, Suite 220, Tucker, GA 30084.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-1-.05(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Commission's office is located at the above address.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-1-.05(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All legal notices and all correspondence should be sent or brought to the above address.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/392-1-.06" name="392-1-.06" title="392-1-.06">Rule 392-1-.06 [Repealed effective 11/10/2019]Public Inspection of Rules, Policies, Orders, Decisions, and Opinions</a></h2> <P>All rules and all other written statements of policy or interpretations formulated, adopted, or used by the Commission in the discharge of its functions, and all final orders, decisions, and opinions except those expressly made confidential or privileged by statute are available for public inspection during normal business hours at the office of the Commission.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/392-1-.07" name="392-1-.07" title="392-1-.07">Rule 392-1-.07 [Repealed effective 11/10/2019]Validity of Authorizations and Permits Previously Issued</a></h2> <P>All certificates of authorization previously issued under either Article 3 of this chapter, the "Postsecondary Educational Authorization Act of 1978," or article 4 of chapter 4 of this title, the "Georgia Proprietary School Act," as such articles and provisions existed immediately prior to July 1, 1991, shall remain valid until their expiration date or until such certificate can be renewed in accordance with the terms of this part and the rules, regulations, and standards of the Commission. The Commission is authorized to adopt and has adopted interim rules and regulations to allow for the transition to this part for institutions regulated under the aforementioned articles.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/392-1-.08" name="392-1-.08" title="392-1-.08">Rule 392-1-.08 [Repealed effective 11/10/2019]Procedure for Adoption, Amendment, or Repeal of a Rule</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-1-.08(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Commissioner will give 30 days notice of its intended action to adopt, amend, or repeal a rule. The notice will include an exact copy of the proposed rule to be adopted, amended, or repealed and the time, date, and place at which the adoption, amendment, or repeal will be considered.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-1-.08(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The formal notice will be given by publication of the notice in its entirety on a bulletin board in the Commission's office.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-1-.08(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The formal notice will be mailed to all persons who have requested in writing that they be placed upon a mailing list maintained by the Commission for advance notice of its rule making proceedings and who have tendered the cost of such mailings as estimated by the Commission. Such mailings will be made on or about the day that the formal notice is posted.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-1-.08(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Interested persons will be given reasonable opportunity to submit data, views, or arguments orally or in writing, and the Commission will consider such information in reaching its decision.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-1-.08(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All action taken in the preparation of rules for publication, including those above, shall be as prescribed by the Georgia Administrative Procedure Act.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/392-1-.09" name="392-1-.09" title="392-1-.09">Rule 392-1-.09 [Repealed effective 11/10/2019]Petition for Promulgation, Amendment, or Repeal of a Rule</a></h2> <P>Any interested person may petition the Commission requesting the promulgation, amendment, or repeal of a rule.</P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-1-.09(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Form of Petition. Each petition for promulgation, amendment, or repeal of a rule made pursuant to the Georgia Administrative Procedure Act shall be filed with the Commission in writing and shall include: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-1-.09(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The name and postal address of the petitioner.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-1-.09(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The full text of the rule desired to be promulgated or of the rule requested to be amended or repealed.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-1-.09(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A paragraphed statement of the reason for the requested action, including all pertinent facts as to the petitioner's interest in the matter.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-1-.09(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Citations of legal authorities, if any, which authorize, support, or require the action requested by petitioner.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-1-.09(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Upon receipt of the petition, the Director shall inquire into the matter. Acting for the Commission, the Director shall, within 30 days after receipt of the petition, either deny the petition in writing stating the reasons for the denial or initiate rule making proceedings.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/392-1-.10" name="392-1-.10" title="392-1-.10">Rule 392-1-.10 [Repealed effective 11/10/2019]Declaratory Rulings</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-1-.10(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Availability of declaratory ruling. Any person whose legal rights will be interfered with or impaired by the application of any statutory provision or any rule or order of the Commission may petition the Commission for a declaratory ruling thereon.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-1-.10(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Commission will not render advisory opinions, resolve questions which have become moot, or are abstract or hypothetical, or otherwise act hereunder except with respect to such actual controversies or other cases upon which a superior court would be required to act under the Georgia declaratory judgment statutes as construed by the appellate courts of Georgia.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-1-.10(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Form of Petition. Each such petition shall be filed with Commission in writing, and shall state: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-1-.10(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The name and post office address of the petitioner;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-1-.10(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The full text of the statute, rule, or order upon which a ruling is requested;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-1-.10(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A paragraphed statement of all pertinent facts necessary to a determination of the applicability of the quoted statute or rule;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-1-.10(3)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The petitioner's contention as to the aforesaid applicability with citations of legal authorities which support a decision in accordance therewith;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-1-.10(3)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A statement setting forth in detail the petitioners interest in the matter and why and how the petitioner is uncertain or insecure with respect to his or her rights. The petition shall be verified under oath by, or on proper behalf of, the petitioner.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-1-.10(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Proceedings on Petition. The Department shall render a decision on the face of the petition if feasible, otherwise parties shall be notified and the matter shall be heard in an informal hearing.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-1-.10(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Rulings disposing of petitions have the same status as agency decisions or orders in contested cases.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-1-.10(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Informal Request for Interpretations and Rulings. The provisions of this rule shall not preclude anyone from requesting the Commission to interpret or otherwise rule upon the applicability of any pertinent statute or rule, or the Commission from acting on such a request or issuing an interpretive ruling without petition therefor.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-1-.10(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any request presented in any manner other than in accordance with the provisions of Rule <a title="392-1-.09(3)" href="392-1-.09#392-1-.09(3)">392-1-.09(3)</a> above shall be treated as an informal request for an interpretation or ruling.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/392-1-.11" name="392-1-.11" title="392-1-.11">Rule 392-1-.11 [Repealed effective 11/10/2019]Hearings in Contested Cases</a></h2> <P>Hearings in contested cases, as defined by the Administrative Procedure Act, will be handled as set out in the Administrative Procedure Act.</P> </div> </div> </HTML> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/392-1-.01" name="392-1-.01" title="392-1-.01">Rule 392-1-.01 [Repealed effective 11/10/2019]Organization</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/392-1-.02" name="392-1-.02" title="392-1-.02">Rule 392-1-.02 [Repealed effective 11/10/2019]NPEC General Powers and Duties</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/392-1-.03" name="392-1-.03" title="392-1-.03">Rule 392-1-.03 [Repealed effective 11/10/2019]Executive Director</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/392-1-.04" name="392-1-.04" title="392-1-.04">Rule 392-1-.04 Repealed</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/392-1-.05" name="392-1-.05" title="392-1-.05">Rule 392-1-.05 [Repealed effective 11/10/2019]Mailing Address and Office Location</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/392-1-.06" name="392-1-.06" title="392-1-.06">Rule 392-1-.06 [Repealed effective 11/10/2019]Public Inspection of Rules, Policies, Orders, Decisions, and Opinions</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/392-1-.07" name="392-1-.07" title="392-1-.07">Rule 392-1-.07 [Repealed effective 11/10/2019]Validity of Authorizations and Permits Previously Issued</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/392-1-.08" name="392-1-.08" title="392-1-.08">Rule 392-1-.08 [Repealed effective 11/10/2019]Procedure for Adoption, Amendment, or Repeal of a Rule</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/392-1-.09" name="392-1-.09" title="392-1-.09">Rule 392-1-.09 [Repealed effective 11/10/2019]Petition for Promulgation, Amendment, or Repeal of a Rule</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/392-1-.10" name="392-1-.10" title="392-1-.10">Rule 392-1-.10 [Repealed effective 11/10/2019]Declaratory Rulings</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/392-1-.11" name="392-1-.11" title="392-1-.11">Rule 392-1-.11 [Repealed effective 11/10/2019]Hearings in Contested Cases</a></li></ul> </div> </div> <!--content ends here--> <div id="footer" class="noprint"><span class="footer">Copyright &copy; 2019 Lawriter LLC - All rights reserved.</span>| <a href="mailto:support@casemakerlegal.com?subject=Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia">Email Us</a> | 844-838-0769 | <a href="http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en" target="_blank" onclick="if(navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf('opera') != -1 && window.event.preventDefault)window.event.preventDefault();this.newWindow = window.open('http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en&url='+escape(document.location.href)+'&referrer='+escape(document.referrer), 'webim','toolbar=0,scrollbars=0,location=0,status=1,menubar=0,width=640,height=480,resizable=1');this.newWindow.focus();this.newWindow.opener=window;return false;">Live Chat</a> </div> </div> </body> </html>