2011 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 21: State and Private Education Institutions
Article 23: Post-Secondary Educational Institution Act, 21-23-1 through 21-23-15
Section 21-23-10: Disciplinary actions; civil penalties.


NM Stat § 21-23-10 (1996 through 1st Sess 50th Legis) What's This?

21-23-10. Disciplinary actions; civil penalties.

A. A person shall not:

(1) operate a career school or nonregionally accredited college or university within the state until that school has been licensed by the commission;

(2) operate a regionally accredited college or university within the state until that college or university has registered with the commission;

(3) deny enrollment to or make any distinction or classification of pupils in the program or practices of any post-secondary educational institution under the jurisdiction of the commission on account of race, color, culture, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, religion or disability; or

(4) solicit, directly or through an agent or employee, the enrollment of any person in a post-secondary educational institution within the state by the use of fraud, misrepresentation or collusion.

B. Whoever violates any provision of this section may be assessed a civil penalty not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500) per day per violation. Civil penalties shall be credited to the current school fund as provided in Article 12, Section 4 of the constitution of New Mexico.

C. After an investigation, the commission may take any one or a combination of the following disciplinary actions against a post-secondary education institution licensed in accordance with the Post-Secondary Educational Institution Act [21-23-1 NMSA 1978]:

(1) revoke a license;

(2) assess a civil penalty as provided in Subsection B of this section; or

(3) impose probation requirements.

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