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Home Hospital Instruction

Home/Hospital (H/H) Instruction is provided to students who are temporarily unable to attend school for an estimated period of four weeks or more because of a physical and/or mental disability or illness. The program does not provide tutoring to students caring for an infant or a relative who is ill.

School districts determine student eligibility for H/H tutoring based on the requirements found in the Washington Administrative Code WAC 392-172A-02100.

  • H/H is limited to services as deemed necessary to provide temporary intervention as a result of physical and/or mental disability or illness.
  • H/H services are limited to a minimum of 4 weeks and a maximum of 18 weeks. Weeks of absences may be consecutive or intermittent but may not exceed the 18-week limit.
  • Tutoring is not provided during school vacations unless students are enrolled in a district summer school program.

To apply for Home Hospital:

  1. Parent/Guardian must contact their school nurse to fill out an intake form. Who Is Your School Nurse?
  2. Medical Provider must fill out a Request for Home/Hospital Instruction and fax it to Special Services (425) 356-1279 

More information and Frequently Asked Questions are available on the OSPI H/H Instruction page.