• HHB  

  • Hospital/Homebound Services

    Hospital/Homebound Services may be utilized so that academic instruction and other services may be provided to eligible students who are confined at home or in a health care facility for periods of time that would prevent normal school attendance based upon certification of need by the treating licensed physician or licensed psychiatrist.

    Hospital Homebound Services are provided students who are either chronically ill or will be out of school due to an injury or an acute illness.

    Pertinent Definitions

    Chronic Health Condition - medical condition marked by a long duration or frequent recurrence.

    Intermittent HHB Services - HHB instruction and other services for eligible students who have a medically diagnosed chronic health condition which may cause the student to be absent at least a total of 10 school days for intermittent periods per year or equivalent on a modified calendar or five school days pwer year on a high school block schedule.

    Long-term HHB Services - HHB instruction and other services for eligible students who have a medically diagnosed chronic health condition which may cause the student to be absent from school for more than nine consecutive weeks per year or equivalent on a modified calendar.

    Temporary HHB Services - HHB instruction and other services for eligible students who have a medically diagnosed physical or psychiatric condition, which confines the student to home or hospital and restricts activities for nine weeks or less, but a minimum of ten consecutive school days or equivalent on a modified calendar or a minimum of five consecutive days of a high school block schedule.

    Student Eligibility

     The services is available for stduents enrolled in a public school prior to the referral for HHB services.

    Students who are chronically ill (receive ongoing treatment throughout the school year) may qualify for intermittent homebound services. A student with a chronic health condition receiving intermittent HHB services musty be anticipated to be absent for at least three consecutive school days for each occurence before he or she will be eligible for HHB services.

    Students who are injured or have acute illnesses, and will be out of school for at least ten days, may qualify for regular homebound status.

    A licensed physician or psychiatrist must signed the request for services.

    Initiation of HHB Services

    You may obtain a Hospital/Homebound Application packet from the school counselor.