.01 Purpose and Scope.

A. This chapter is established to set standards for issuing an approval document by the State Board of Education to an entity, excluding the federal government or any State, county, or municipal agency, or division of these, which is responsible for governing and operating a school that provides a Type I, Type II, or Type III educational program, or any combination of these, as defined in this chapter, in a facility licensed by a unit of State government to provide treatment or care, or both.

B. This chapter also applies to educational programs that provide special education to children placed in a nonpublic school in accordance with Education Article, §8-406, Annotated Code of Maryland.

C. This chapter does not apply to a school or educational program that offers an organized program of instruction in a trade that requires licensure of its practitioners.