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Raquel Guillory, 410-576-6357

Attorney General Gansler Charges Education Company with Providing Unauthorized Nursing Training
Associated National Medical Academy’s Nursing Courses Not Approved by
Maryland State Board of Nursing or Maryland Higher Education Commission

BALTIMORE, MD ( April 27, 2010) -Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced today that his Consumer Protection Division has charged MALMILVENTURES, LLC, d/b/a Associated National Medical Academy, located at 322 N. Howard Street, Suite 200 B in Baltimore City, and the company=s principals, John Malone and John Miller, with unfair and deceptive trade practices in connection with their offer of nursing training services to consumers.

Associated National Medical Academy offers consumers who are interested in becoming either a licensed practical nurse or a registered nurse a “10 Month Accelerated Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Program” and a “12 Month Registered Nurse (RN) BSN Bridge Program.” However, according to the Division’s charges, Associated National Medical Academy has not obtained the necessary approvals from the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) and the Maryland State Board of Nursing to offer such services in the State of Maryland. The Division further alleges that Associated National Medical Academy’s nursing programs will not qualify consumers to become licensed in Maryland as either a LPN or RN.

On June 26, 2009, the MHEC sent the company a letter directing it to “immediately cease and desist offering training in Maryland” and to refund payments that the company had collected from Maryland consumers. Despite receiving that letter, according to the charges, the company continued to offer and sell nursing programs to Maryland consumers and has not refunded any of the payments received from consumers.

“We charged this company and its owners with taking advantage of consumers looking to become licensed nurses in Maryland,” said Attorney General Gansler. “Consumers should always check with state licensing boards to verify licensing requirements of educational institutions prior to paying any fees up front to a training school.”

The Consumer Protection Division’s Statement of Charges seeks an injunction, restitution for consumers harmed by the business= practices, investigation costs, and a civil penalty. A public hearing on the charges is scheduled for Wednesday, June 2, 2010, at 9:30 a.m. at the Office of Administrative Hearings, 11101 Gilroy Road in Hunt Valley, Maryland. Consumers who wish to contact the Consumer Protection Division regarding Associated National Medical Academy may call (410) 576-6569.



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