School districts provide home and hospital instruction to maintain instructional continuity during a student's temporary disability.
Existing law requires each person subject to compulsory education to attend full-time school or continuation school. The Home and Hospital Instruction Program (California Education Code Section 48206.3) serves students who incur a temporary disability, which makes attendance in the regular day classes or alternative education program impossible or inadvisable. A temporary disability is defined as a physical, mental or emotional disability incurred while a student is enrolled in regular day classes or an alternative education program, and after which the student can reasonably be expected to return to regular day classes or the alternative education program without special intervention. A temporary disability does not include a disability for which a student is identified as an individual with exceptional needs pursuant to California Education Code (EC) Section 56026.
Students are expected to return to their regular day class or an alternative education program at their former level of performance once the temporary disability is no longer in effect.
For more information on the Home and Hospital Instructional Program, please contact the Director of Student Support Services at (310) 263-3172.