The student’s illness must be verified by a medical physician for a medical condition and by a psychiatrist or licensed psychologist for a psychological condition. Eligibility for MPS Home and Hospital Instruction Program services is based on the review and recommendation of a school-based team for students without disabilities and an IEP or 504 team for students with disabilities.
Students who are pregnant may be eligible for services if they have documented complications with the pregnancy and these complications do not allow them to attend an alternative school setting or school building. School-age parents/guardians who are documented as being the sole caregiver of a child with an illness may be considered for the program as well.
To initiate a request for services, the "Request for Home and Hospital Instruction Program Form" must be completed. Medical professionals, parents/guardians, or school personnel may complete the request form. Request forms may be obtained by contacting the building-based school psychologist, special services supervisor, or school social worker or the Home and Hospital Instruction Program supervisor.