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By Office of Private Occupational School Education

Massachusetts State Agencies

New England and Federal Resources

Accrediting Agencies Approved by the U.S. Department of Education

Professional Associations

  • G.L. c. 255, § 13K - sets forth requirements for termination and refund provisions in contracts between schools and students;
  • 940 CMR 3.10 - regulations promulgated by the Attorney General outline conduct, terminology, and representations constituting unfair methods of competition or unfair or deceptive acts or practices regarding occupational schools;
  • G.L. c. 112, §§ 74 - 81C - sets forth the requirements for the establishment of nursing schools;
  • 244 CMR 6.00 - regulations promulgated by the Board of Registration in Nursing set forth the requirements for schools seeking approval for practical nursing programs;
  • G.L. c. 62C, § 49A - requires license applicants to certify compliance with laws relating to taxes, reporting of employees and contractors, and child support;
  • G.L. c.119,§ 51A - mandates reporting of child abuse by a public or private school teacher, or educational administrator;
  • G.L. c. 19C § 10 - mandates reporting of abuse of a disabled person by a public or private school teacher, or educational administrator;
  • Americans with Disabilities Act - school and school's facilities must comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Private occupational schools may also be subject to laws or regulations of trade-specific DPL Boards, or other state or federal agencies.

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