Page ContentMy child’s physician has recommended Hospital/Homebound. What are the next steps?Once the physician shares with the parent that Hospital/Homebound services should be considered, based upon current medical information, the parent/guardian must complete and sign the following two forms: Parent Information and Parent Consent.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.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.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. 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. 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. 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: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.Once notified, the Hospital/Homebound office 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.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.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.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.