20:48:07:44. Voluntary closing of approved program. The administrator of an approved nursing education program that is voluntarily closing shall notify the board in writing, including the reason for closing, the date of intended closing, and a plan that includes provisions for currently enrolled students and disposition of records. The governing institution may choose one of the following two closing procedures:
(1) Continuance until the last class enrolled is graduated, with the following requirements:
(a) The program must continue to meet the board standards for nursing education until all of the enrolled students are graduated;
(b) The date of closure is the date on the degree, diploma, or certificate of the last graduate; and
(c) The governing institution must notify the board of the official closing date; or
(2) Closure after assisting in the transfer of students to other approved programs, with the following requirements:
(a) The program must continue to meet the board standards for nursing education until all students are transferred;
(b) A list of the names of students who have been transferred to approved programs and the date the last student was transferred must be submitted to the board by the governing institution; and
(c) The date of closure is the date the last student was transferred.
Source: 3 SDR 35, effective November 11, 1976; 12 SDR 151, 12 SDR 155, effective July 1, 1986; transferred from § 20:48:07:14, 18 SDR 107, effective December 30, 1991; 45 SDR 9, effective July 30, 2018.
General Authority: SDCL 36-9-21(8).
Law Implemented: SDCL 36-9-58, 36-9A-5, 36-9A-21.1.
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