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Home Hospital Instruction Program

  • Contact Information:

    1820 Howard Road Madera CA 93637  (located in Price’s Plaza)

    Phone: 559.416.5858 - FAX: 559.661.2031

    Caitlin Pendley, Health Services Coordinator

    Jennifer Weber, Health & Wellness Dept. Admin Assistant

    Rachel Lewis, Home & Hospital Office Assistant


    To submit a Home and Hospital Application, the following steps must take place:

    1. Doctor must complete the Home & Hospital Application page 1
    2. Parent must complete the Home & Hospital Application page 2
    3. Fax page 1 and 2 of the application, to 559-661-2031
    4. and/or  Email page 1 and 2 of the application, to: homehospital@maderausd.org

    The Home and Hospital Application consists of:  MUSD Home & Hospital Instruction Application (HHI Application Spanish-Parent)

    • Home & Hospital Application - PHYSICIAN’S REPORT (Page 1)
    • Home & Hospital Application - PARENT/GUARDIAN SECTION (Page 2)
    • *If your child has an IEP or 504, a change of placement meeting is required to be held prior HH services.  The HH Instruction is to be approved for the new setting in order to move forward.  A copy of the new IEP and meeting notes must accompany your application.

     

    HOME HOSPITAL PROGRAM

    Overview: The purpose of Home-Hospital (HH) is to help students maintain continuity of instruction during a temporary, short-term disability. Any student with a temporary, short-term disability that makes attendance in regular school or an alternative education program impossible or inadvisable must receive individual instruction provided by the student’s school district (Education Code 58206.3[b][2]).  A temporary disability is a temporary physical, mental or emotional disability incurred while a pupil is enrolled in regular day classes or an alternative education program. The student will be expected to return to regular daily classes or an alternative education program without special intervention pursuant to Education Code 56026 (Education Code 48206.3).  Examples of temporary, short-term disabilities include, but are not limited to: broken limbs, hand injuries, or short-term impairments following surgery or medical treatment.

    Eligibility: A student has an anticipated absence of a minimum of three full weeks, and a maximum of eight weeks from regular school due to a temporary, short-term disability. The licensed physician verifies in writing the student’s diagnosis and need for HH services. The referring physician is responsible for continuing treatment and service while the student is out of regular school.

    Application Process: Parents request the Home-Hospital (HH) Application from the Health Services link on the Department of Health & Wellness’ webpage. The HH application must be completely filled out by the doctor in order to be considered, and must include the diagnosis and the length of time the student is anticipated to be confined.

    Service Options: An eligible student for HH may receive five/5 hours of instruction per 5-day week by a credentialed teacher, one hour per day per week. It is the responsibility of the parent to be present in the home while the HH teacher is present or other adult 18 years old and over. It is also the parent's responsibility to provide a quiet, appropriate learning space.  The Department of Health & Wellness/Health Services will notify parents of the availability of HH for students with a temporary, short-term disability (Education Code 48206.3[d] and 48980).

    What a parent should know about Home-Hospital (HH):

    What it IS…  HH allows students to receive temporary, short-term instruction who are severely restricted and unable to attend school due to a temporary disability. A temporary disability is a temporary physical, mental or emotional disability incurred while a pupil is enrolled in regular day classes or an alternative education program. The student will be expected to return to regular day classes or an alternative education program without special intervention pursuant to Education Code 56026 (Education Code 48206.3).  The student will receive an hour of teacher instruction each day school is in session, for a maximum of five hours per week. The schedule of visits is arranged between the parent and the student and the HH teacher.

    What it is NOT…  HH is not an alternative education program for your student. The purpose of HH is to minimize the loss of instruction while a student is recovering from a temporary disability. The severity of disability is determined through a physician diagnosis and educational alternatives are considered before HH is authorized. The student will return to regular school or an alternative education program as soon as the student is healthy enough to do so, as determined by a physician.  Home Hospital instruction is not the same as instruction at a regular school. The HH teacher may not have the academic background to teach all subjects. Therefore, a student could be behind schedule when completing assignments and tests when the student returns to regular school.  A physician does not authorize HH. Only the Health Services Coordinator will approve HH. In completing the Application, a physician must provide medical information so a valid and proper student placement can be considered.

    WHO can be placed on HH...  Any regularly enrolled MUSD student who will miss school for a minimum of three weeks (15 school days) due to a temporary disability may be eligible.  Student placement is considered through careful review of the Application and conversation with the Parent/s.

    2022-07-14