173.606. 1. Annually, each proprietary school desiring to operate in this state shall make written application to the board on forms furnished by the board. Such application shall include the identification of all locations operated by a proprietary school and shall identify a single location as a principal facility for the purpose of record keeping and administration. Any location at which education is offered by a franchisee of a franchisor approved to operate as a proprietary school shall be deemed a location within the scope of such franchisor's approval if such franchisor establishes the course curriculum and guidelines for teaching at such location.
2. The department of higher education shall review the application and may conduct an investigation of the applicant to ensure compliance with the rules and regulations. A proprietary school in continuous operation for a period of no less than five years shall be eligible to apply for certification that is valid for two years.
3. A certificate of approval is nontransferable. A change in the sole proprietor of a school, a change in the majority interest of general partners of a partnership owning a school, or a change in majority of stock ownership of a school shall for the purpose of sections 173.600 to 173.618 be deemed a transfer of ownership. Within thirty days of a transfer of ownership the new owner shall make written application to the board for a new certificate of approval. This application shall be processed like an initial application, except that the board may issue a temporary certificate of approval if the chief administrator of the school furnishes a written statement asserting that all of the conditions set forth in the rules and regulations are being met or will be met before offering training or education. A temporary certificate shall be effective for a maximum of sixty days.
4. Any school denied exemption or a certificate of approval and any approved school whose certificate is revoked or suspended may appeal to the administrative hearing commission.
(L. 1983 H.B. 560 § 8, A.L. 1991 H.B. 51, et al., A.L. 2012 H.B. 1042)
Missouri General Assembly