Home or hospital instruction shall be provided to students eligible for special education and other students who are unable to attend school for an estimated period of four weeks or more because of disability or illness. As a condition to such services, the parent of a student shall request the services and provide a written statement to the school district from a qualified medical practitioner that states the student will not be able to attend school for an estimated period of at least four weeks. A student who is not determined eligible for special education, but who qualifies pursuant to this subsection shall be deemed "disabled" only for the purpose of home/hospital instructional services and funding and may not otherwise qualify as a student eligible for special education for the purposes of generating state or federal special education funds. A school district shall not pay for the cost of the statement from a qualified medical practitioner for the purposes of qualifying a student for home/hospital instructional services pursuant to this section.
Home/hospital instructional services funded in accordance with the provisions of this section shall not be used for the initial or ongoing delivery of services to students eligible for special education. It shall be limited to services necessary to provide temporary intervention as a result of a physical disability or illness.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.155.090 and 34 C.F.R. Part 300. 09-20-053, § 392-172A-02100, filed 10/1/09, effective 11/1/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.155.090(7) and 42 U.S.C. 1400 et. seq. 07-14-078, § 392-172A-02100, filed 6/29/07, effective 7/30/07.]