Code of the District of Columbia

§ 38–251.02. Home and hospital instruction program.

(a) Beginning in school year 2022-2023, every LEA shall adopt and implement a home and hospital instruction program. Such a program shall:

(1) Be designed to promote a participating student's academic progress, allow the student to stay current with classroom instruction in core subjects to the greatest extent possible, foster coordination between the student's classroom teachers and the home or hospital instructors, and facilitate the rapid reintegration into classroom instruction when the student returns to school; and

(2) Ensure coordination of home or hospital instruction with any special education services, IEP, or Section 504 plan the student receives or is eligible to receive and the continued provision of any special education and related services and accommodations to the student.

(b) Every LEA shall designate at least one employee to manage the LEA's home and hospital instruction program.

(c) Nothing in this subchapter shall alter an LEA's obligations under IDEA, Section 504, or the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, approved July 26, 1990 (104 Stat. 327; 42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq.).