Code of the District of Columbia

§ 38–251.04. Termination or extension of home or hospital instruction.

(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, a student's home or hospital instruction shall last no longer than the estimated duration of the student's health condition, as provided in the student's medical certification of need, or 60 days, whichever is less.

(b) A parent may extend a student's home or hospital instruction for additional periods of no more than 60 days each by submitting a medical recertification of need at least 5 days before the date on which the parent desires the extension to commence. A medical recertification of need shall not be required to be submitted for home or hospital instruction that occurs during a period of less than 60 days from the date home or hospital instruction commences.