In the event any nonpublic postsecondary educational institution now or hereafter operating in this state proposes to discontinue its operations, the chief administrative officer, by whatever title designated, of such institution shall cause to be filed with the executive director the original or legible true copies of all such academic records of such institution as may be specified by the executive director. Such records shall include, at a minimum, such information as is customarily required by colleges or other postsecondary educational institutions when considering students for transfer or advanced study and, as a separate document, the academic record of each former student. In the event it appears to the executive director that any such records of an institution discontinuing its operations are in danger of being destroyed, secreted, mislaid, or otherwise made unavailable to the executive director, the executive director may, with court order, seize and take possession of such records, subject to the confidentiality accorded normal school records. The executive director shall maintain or cause to be maintained a permanent file of such records coming into his or her possession.

HISTORY: Code 1981, § 20-3-250.17, enacted by Ga. L. 1990, p. 1166, § 3; Ga. L. 1994, p. 1282, § 9.