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Home / Hospital Instruction

The Home/Hospital Program is to support the student in maintaining a continuity of instruction during the student’s absence from the regular program. To qualify for the home/hospital instruction, the student’s illness or injury must be diagnosed and verified in writing by a licensed physician.

The term “temporary disability” means disabled by accident, or by physical, mental or emotional illness for a period of four weeks or longer while a student is enrolled in regular day classes or an alternative education program, and after which the student can reasonably be expected to return to regular day classes or the alternative education program without special intervention.

A student with a temporary disability who is in a hospital or other residential health facility, excluding a state hospital, located outside of the school district in which the student’s parent or guardian resides, shall be deemed to have complied with the residency requirements for school attendance in the school district in which the hospital in located. (EC Section 48207)