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13b.02.04.00.htm 13B.02.04.00. Title 13B MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION Subtitle 02 ACADEMIC REGULATIONS Chapter 04 Exemption Procedures for Religious Educational Institutions Authority: Education Article, §11-105(o) and (u) 11-201, and 11-202.1, Annotated Code of Maryland
13b.02.04.01.htm 13B.02.04.01. 01 Purpose.. The purpose of this chapter is to establish the procedures by which the Commission determines the status of an institution of postsecondary education as a religious educational institution eligible for exemption from the approval authority of the Commission.
13b.02.04.02.htm 13B.02.04.02. 02 Scope of Exemption.. A. An institution of postsecondary education may obtain an exemption as a religious educational institution and operate without a certificate of approval from the Commission if the institution:1) Is established for religious educational purposes;. 2) Provides educational programs only for religious vocations or purposes;. 3) Offers only sectarian instruction designed for and aimed at individuals who hold or seek to learn the particular religious
13b.02.04.03.htm 13B.02.04.03. 03 Initial Application.. A. An institution seeking an exemption as a religious educational institution shall submit to the Secretary:1) An application and a financial statement, both in the form required by the Secretary;. 2) The accompanying documentation required by the Secretary, including the proposed catalog of courses, and evidence from the State Department of Assessments and Taxation that the institution is in good standing; and3) An application fee in the amount of $250..
13b.02.04.04.htm 13B.02.04.04. 04 Renewal Application.. A. Each religious educational institution granted an exemption under this chapter shall submit to the Secretary every 2 years:1) An application and financial statements, both in the form required by the Secretary;. 2) The accompanying documentation required by the Secretary, including the current catalog of courses, and evidence from the State Department of Assessments and Taxation that the institution is in good standing; and
13b.02.04.05.htm 13B.02.04.05. 05 Denial of Exemption.. A. Hearing.. 1) An institution denied an exemption under this chapter may request a hearing before the Commission.2) The hearing before the Commission shall be conducted in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act, State Government Article, Title 10, Subtitle 2, Annotated Code of Maryland, and COMAR 13B.04.01.3) If the institution requests a hearing, the Commission may refer the hearing to the Office of Administrative Hearings.
13b.02.04.06.htm 13B.02.04.06. 06 Notice to the Public.. A. A religious educational institution may not advertise that it is approved to operate in Maryland as an institution of postsecondary education.B. An institution granted an exemption as a religious educational institution under this chapter shall post on its website and in all advertising the following statement:Institution Name] is a religious educational institution operating in the State of Maryland pursuant to an exemption granted
13b.02.04.9999.htm 13B.02.04.9999. Administrative History Effective date: December 14, 1987 (14:25 Md. R. 2662) ―. Chapter revised effective July 26, 2010 (37:15 Md. R. 999). Regulation .01 amended effective April 4, 2011 (38:7 Md. R. 432). Regulation .02A amended effective April 4, 2011 (38:7 Md. R. 432). Regulation .03A amended as an emergency provision effective July 1, 2011 (38:14 Md. R. 788) amended permanently effective October 17, 2011 (38:21 Md. R. 1279)
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