ACEN Accreditation Manual – Policy 28

ACEN Accreditation Manual – Section II Policies

POLICY #28
Litigation


INSTITUTIONAL FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS FOLLOWING LITIGATION

Any governing organization/nursing program that takes legal action against ACEN and withdraws its case or loses its case is responsible for assuming all costs incurred by ACEN while defending itself, including attorney’s fees. These costs must be paid in full within 45 calendar days following the governing organization/nursing program’s receipt of the ACEN invoice, unless other arrangements are approved by the Executive Committee acting on behalf of the Board of Commissioners.

 

CHOICE OF LAW, JURISDICTION, AND VENUE

Each governing organization/nursing program acknowledges that all agreements created by the ACEN granting eligibility for candidacy or granting any accreditation status shall be deemed to have been entered into in Fulton County, Georgia, and shall be interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Georgia. Further, each governing organization/nursing program agrees that jurisdiction and venue for any action which might arise from any agreement between the governing organization/nursing program and ACEN, regardless of which party shall initiate the action, shall be exclusively in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia or the state courts of Fulton County, Georgia, whichever of these courts shall have proper subject matter jurisdiction.

 

Policy #28 History
Developed March 2016
Revised July 2020

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