Home Hospital Instruction
What is Home Hospital Instruction?
The Home Hospital Program services students with a temporary disability which makes school attendance impossible or inadvisable and shall receive individual instruction in the student's home. This instruction applies to students incurring physical, mental or emotional disability after which they can reasonably be expected to return to regular day classes or an alternative education program without special intervention. It does not apply to students identified as individuals with exceptional needs pursuant to Education Code 56026. (Education Code 48206.3)
How many hours of instruction will my student receive?
The District shall offer at least one hour of instruction for every day of instruction offered by the District in the regular education program. No student shall be credited with more than five days of attendance per calendar week or credited with more than the total number of calendar days that regular classes are offered by the District in any fiscal year. (Education Code 48200, 48206.3)
Insofar as possible, the teacher providing home or hospital instruction shall consult with the student's current classroom teacher(s) so as to provide a continuity of instruction that enables the student to stay abreast with the regular school program.
How do I apply for the Home Hospital program?
The Superintendent or designee requires a Physician Recommendation Form be filled out and signed by a Licensed Medical Doctor (M.D.) only. All other medical personnel signatures will not be accepted. In addition, this verification shall state a brief clinical summary of why the alternative placement is needed, and starting and ending dates must be within one school year. Instruction time for Home Hospital services must be three weeks or greater in length to be eligible. The disabling condition must not expose the teacher to a contagious disease that can be transmitted through casual contact.
Please click here to access the Physician Recommendation for Home Hospital Form (PRF). Once you have the PRF completed and signed by Physician, you will need to apply for the program through the link below. The PRF must be uploaded into the online application before you can submit.