Florida Commission for Independent Education Suspends Schools
On February 10, 2023, the Florida Commission for Independent Education approved the emergency ceasing of operations, including graduations, for certain institutions through 3/31/23. The educational institutions are to conduct an internal audit and report back to the Commission Staff by that date. The schools were also instructed to provide additional information to the Commission Staff within seven (7) days of the filing of the orders on these matters.
The Commission licenses private educational institutions in Florida and based these actions on the fact that individuals referenced in the Department of Justice press release on Operation Nightingale were affiliated with these institutions and as a result of Commission Staff visits to the institutions.
The affected schools are:
Carleen Health Institute of South Florida, West Palm Beach (#5075)
Med-Life Institute, Lauderdale Lakes (#3097)
Myrielle School of Nursing, Palm Springs (#7741)
Nursing Bridges Institute, Pensacola (#6138)
Palm Beach International College, Lake Worth (#7659)
Suncoast College of Health, Bradenton (#3214)
Techni-Pro Institute, LLC., Boca Raton (#2671)
The Commission may consider emergency action in accordance with section 120.60(6), Florida Statutes, and disciplinary measures in accordance with section 1005.38, Florida Statutes and Rule 6E-2.0061, Florida Administrative Code.
The following link to the Commission’s website will have additional information when available. https://www.fldoe.org/policy/cie/