Home/Hospital Program and Placement

If your child has a chronic or temporary medical or mental health condition that prevents them from attending school for a minimum of five consecutive school days, the Home/Hospital program may be able to help.  The Home/Hospital program provides either in-person or virtual instruction for qualifying students in their home or hospital room in order to provide continuity of instruction during a medical or mental health crisis.  For the remainder of the 2020-21 school year, Home/Hospital services will be provided virtually.

If your child is a General Education student, the Kentucky Department of Education requires completion of the Application for Home/Hospital Instruction for the purpose of determining whether a student meets the regulatory requirements for program enrollment.  The application must be completed and signed by the appropriate licensed medical professional and returned to the Home/Hospital Office at the VanHoose Education Center.

If your child receives Exceptional Child Education (ECE) services, an Admissions and Release Committee (ARC) should be convened to discuss whether a change in your child’s placement to Home/Hospital is needed, based on medical documentation you provide to the ARC for consideration.  Documentation must be signed by the appropriate licensed medical professional and can include, but is not limited to, the Application for Home/Hospital Instruction, a copy of signed medical records, hospital discharge papers, or a signed statement on office letterhead. 

If you have any questions or would like to speak to someone about the Home/Hospital program, please feel free to call the Home/Hospital Office at (502) 485-6054 or you may call the Exceptional Child Education Office at (502) 485-6270.  We look forward to partnering with you in the continued education and success of your child.