(1) In the event an institution chooses to discontinue a program and/or site currently available to Washington residents, but maintain other operations, it shall notify the board well in advance of any such proposed action and provide information to the board pertaining to accommodations to be made for any currently enrolled students to ensure they are provided the opportunity to complete their studies.
(2) In the event an institution proposes to discontinue all its operation, the chief administrative officer of the institution shall:
(a) Notify the executive director immediately by certified mail; and
(b) Furnish enrolled students with a written notice explaining the reasons for closure and what procedures they are to follow to secure refunds and their official records, and what arrangements have been made for providing continuing instruction at other institutions; and
(c) The institution shall make all reasonable efforts to ensure that current students are provided with alternative opportunities to complete their studies; and
(d) Provide for the permanent maintenance of official records in a manner acceptable to the executive director.
In the event it appears to the executive director that the official records of an institution discontinuing its operation are in danger of being destroyed, secreted, mislaid, or otherwise made unavailable to the students and the board, the executive director may seek a court order to take possession of the records and provide for their permanent maintenance.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.76.120
and 28B.85.020. WSR 09-02-008, § 250-61-160, filed 12/29/08, effective 1/29/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.80.370
. WSR 95-01-003, § 250-61-160, filed 12/8/94, effective 1/8/95; WSR 86-24-003 (Order 7/86, Resolution No. 87-34), § 250-61-160, filed 11/20/86.]