• Definition of a hospital homebound eligible student:
    A homebound or hospitalized student is a student who has a medically diagnosed physical or psychiatric condition that is acute or catastrophic in nature, which confines the student to home or hospital and restricts activities for an extended period of time. The medical diagnosis shall be made by a licensed physician.

    Eligibility Criteria
    A student is eligible for specially designed instruction and related services as one who is homebound or hospitalized if the following criteria are met:

    A licensed physician must certify:

    • That the student is expected to be absent from school due to a physical or psychiatric condition for at least 15 consecutive school days, or due to a chronic condition for at least 15 school days, which need not run consecutively
    • That the student is confined to home or hospital
    • That the student will be able to participate in and benefit from an instructional program
    • The student is under medical care for illness or injury that is acute, catastrophic, or chronic in nature
    • The student can receive an instructional program without endangering the health and safety of the instructor or other students with whom the instructor may come in contact
    • The student is in kindergarten through twelfth grade and is enrolled in a public school prior to the referral for homebound or hospitalized services
    • A parent, guardian, or primary caregiver signs the parental agreement concerning homebound or hospitalized policies and parental cooperation