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11.23.01.07

.07 Operational Requirements for a Drivers' School License.

A. A drivers' school licensed by the Administration shall:

(1) Display the school's license in a conspicuous place in the business office;

(2) Use only school training vehicles approved by the Administration;

(3) Use only the curricula, instructional materials, quizzes, tests, and forms approved by the Administration;

(4) Make operation and student records available for inspection by the Administration during the school's posted business hours;

(5) Comply with:

(a) Nondiscrimination requirements in providing services without regard to race, creed, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, disabilities, or any other classification required under local, State, and federal laws and regulations including, but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act;

(b) Any decisions, direction, or findings made by a federal or State agency as the result of any complaint filed with these agencies asserting a violation of any local, State, or federal law; and

(c) All State and local building, zoning, fire and safety regulations, codes and standards for use as a business office or classroom, including a posted certificate in the current business owner's name, identifying the maximum occupant capacity for all business offices used to conduct business and all classrooms used for instruction or to administer tests;

(6) Report, in writing, to the Administration within 30 days any changes in the information supplied in the latest application or renewal form, including information on any training vehicles or information on any instructors terminated or no longer employed by the school;

(7) Maintain at all times:

(a) An Administration approved business office located in Maryland;

(b) Workers' Compensation and Unemployment insurance continuously in force for all school employees;

(c) General liability insurance continuously in force for the protection of individuals using the premises and equipment during the program; and

(d) A surety bond continuously in force in the amount set forth in Transportation Article, §15-705, Annotated Code of Maryland; and

(8) Ensure that each class is conducted in only one language, excluding sign language.

B. Each school owner and individuals responsible for the operation of the business shall have no pending charges or criminal convictions for:

(1) Fraud in the operation of providing instruction;

(2) A sex offense;

(3) A crime of moral turpitude;

(4) Contributing to the delinquency of a minor;

(5) An offense involving a controlled dangerous substance;

(6) An offense involving alcohol or drugs while operating a motor vehicle; or

(7) A felony involving the use of a motor vehicle.

C. A drivers' school licensed by the Administration may not:

(1) Endanger an employee, a student, or instructor;

(2) Subcontract any portion of the program without prior approval from the Administration; or

(3) Use any publication or advertisement that is false, deceptive, or misleading.

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