LOUISIANA REVISED STATUTES

TITLE 17. EDUCATION

CHAPTER 24-A. PROPRIETARY SCHOOLS

 

17:3141.14  Prohibited acts; penalty; injunctive relief

 

A. It shall be unlawful for any owner of a school or a representative of a proprietary school offering courses of instruction in this state to:

 

(1) Operate such school without a valid license;  or

 

(2) Operate such school without a valid surety bond;  or

 

(3) Utilize advertising designed to mislead or deceive prospective students;  or

 

(4) Accept a contract from a solicitor who does not hold a valid permit issued in accordance with the provisions of this chapter;  or

 

(5) Violate any of the provisions of this chapter.

 

B. It shall be unlawful for any person selling or offering to sell courses of instruction in this state to:

 

(1) Solicit a prospective student without holding a permit as required by the provisions of this chapter;  or

 

(2) Solicit a prospective student without having a bond as required by the provisions of this chapter;  or

 

(3) Use fraud or misrepresentation in procuring a student's enrollment;  or

 

(4) Violate any of the provisions of this chapter.

 

C. Any owner, school employee, or solicitor who is found guilty of any act prohibited by the provisions of this Chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined not to exceed five hundred dollars.  Each day that any such act continues shall constitute a separate offense.

 

D. Whenever the commissioner of higher education or the commission has probable cause to believe that any owner of a proprietary school or any solicitor of the owner who sells or offers to sell any course of instruction has committed any of the acts prohibited by this Chapter, the commission or commissioner of higher education shall petition a court of competent jurisdiction for an injunction restraining the committing of such acts.

 

Added by Acts 1972, No. 311, § 1.  Amended by Acts 1989, No. 798, § 1;  Acts 1998, 1st Ex.Sess., No. 151, § 1, eff. July 1, 1999.