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IHBAF - Hospital/Homebound Instruction for Exceptional Students

Book: I

Section: Instruction

Title: Hospital/Homebound Instruction for Exceptional Students


Status: Active

Adopted: April 15, 1992

Last Revised: August 26, 1992



The purpose of this policy is to establish policies for the provision of hospital/homebound instruction for temporarily disabled students.



Maine’s Special Education Regulations provide for hospital/homebound instruction for students who have temporary traumatic injuries, chronic illnesses (i.e., asthma, cystic fibrosis, heart conditions, cancer, etc.), long-term illnesses, and pregnancy.


The following process should be followed to implement this policy.


            A.        Medical/Psychiatric Illness


The parent is to notify the school’s Learning Strategist of a student needing instruction.  The student’s physician is to either complete the report of student requiring hospital/homebound or specify the need in writing to the Learning Strategist.


The Learning Strategist will then set up the needed instruction and arrange transportation as appropriate.  Instruction is usually provided two hours per day, but the physician/parent may recommend fewer hours based on the student’s medical condition.


            B.        Pregnancy


1.         Pre-delivery:  If a student has physician documented medical needs which interfere with the ability to access school, instruction can be obtained by following the process for medical illness.

2.         Post-Partum:  The student can return to school on a reduced day, access Tutorial Services at West School or receive homebound instruction for up to six weeks.




20-A MRSA § 7003

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