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Referral Process

​​​​​My child’s physician has recommended Hospital/Homebound. What are the next steps?

  1. Once the physician shares with the parent that Hospital/Homebound     services should be co​nsidered, based upon current medical information, ​the parent/guardian must complete and sign the following two forms: Parent​ Information and Par​ent ​Consent.​

  2. ​Return both signed forms to the Hospital/Homebound office: Fax: 386-943-3413, scan and email forms to Home Education-Hospital Homebound​, or US mail to Hospital/Homebound at Atlantic High School, 1250 Reed Canal Road, Port Orange, FL 32129.

  3. ​​​​Upon receipt of the above parent forms, the Hospital/Homebound office will communicate with the physician regarding the physician’s recommendation for Hospital/Homebound. All communication regarding  the completed application must be exchanged between Volusia County  Schools and the child’s physician. Parents/Guardians may not deliver the Hospital/Homebound applications to the physician or return them to the Hospital/Homebound office.

  4. Once a completed application from the physician is returned to the  Hospital/Homebound office via fax or US Mail only, contact will be made with the Placement Specialist at the zone school to schedule an eligibility meeting. 

  5. Parents will be contacted regarding a staffing date and time to  ​  determine eligibility/ineligibility for Hospital/Homebound services and will be informed of all participants invited to this meeting. 

  6. After reviewing all available student information, if the student is found eligible for Hospital/Homebound services, the committee will develop an Individual Education Plan (IEP) to address educational goals, support services and service delivery model. If a student is found ineligible for Hospital/​ Homebound services, all options available to the student will be shared with parents. 

  7. Once the Hospital/Homebound application expires (based upon the date range ​provided by the physician), instructional services through Hospital/Homebound    will stop. Hospital/Homebound will not be available to the student without a medical extension from the physician. Without a medical extension prior to the expiration of Hospital/Homebound services, the student will need to immediately return to the zone school for a class schedule to be developed. School attendance will continue to be monitored.​


Process for extending Hospital/Homebound eligibility period:

  1. Through regularly scheduled medical appointments, the physician will need to monitor the medical status of the student related to the continued need for Hospital/Homebound services based upon medical criteria only. If the physician would like Volusia County Schools to consider extending Hospital/Homebound services, the Hospital/Homebound office will need to be notified by the parent or physician via phone, email or fax prior to the original expiration date of services.

  2. Once notified, the Hospital/Homebound offic​e will fax a medical extension form to the physician. The medical extension form can only be sent to the physician from the Hospital/Homebound office. It can only be returned to the Hospital/Homebound office via physician fax, email or US Mail.

  3. Hospital/Homebound services are designed to be temporary in nature. Occasionally, a student may require additional time on Hospital/Homebound beyond the dates specified by the physician; however, the placement on Hospital/Homebound can be reviewed at any time.

  4. Once Hospital/Homebound services expire, the student will be dismissed from Hospital/Homebound and will be expected to return to school unless other arrangements are made by the parent.

  5. Upon receipt of a completed medical extension form from the physician, a special review may be set by the IEP committee to determine continued services with the Hospital​/ Homebound program. As always, the goal of the Hospital/Homebound program is to provide the least restrictive services to the student possible while receiving medical treatment.​​​

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