What is Hospital/Homebound?

A homebound or hospitalized student is a student who has a medically diagnosed physical or mental condition that confines the student to the home or hospital and whose activities are restricted for an extended period of time.

Hospital Homebound Eligibility Criteria

The following must be certified by a licensed physician:

  • that the student is expected to be absent from school due to a physical or mental condition for at least fifteen consecutive school days or due to a chronic condition for at least fifteen school days which need not run consecutively and will be able to participate in and benefit from an instructional program
  • that the student is under medical care for an illness or injury which is acute or catastrophic in nature

  • that the student can receive an instructional program without endangering the health of the instructor or other students with whom the instructor may come in contact

  • which includes a description of the disabling condition with any medical implications for instruction

Agreement signed by the parent, guardian, or primary caregiver concerning Hospital/Homebound policies and parental cooperation that includes provision for
  • a quiet, clean, well-ventilated setting where the teacher and student will work

  • the presence of a responsible adult

  • a schedule for student study between teacher visits

  • the student to be prepared to actively participate in learning

  • enrollment in a public school prior to referral for the H/H program, unless the student meets criteria for eligibility under State Board Rule for another exceptional education program