Every year, there are some students with medical conditions that require educational services outside of the school building. These services are offered for school-aged children (from 3K to grade 12) in all five boroughs, and can include individual in-person instruction by a certified teacher, or individual and group instruction by certified teachers through digital platforms.
Taking COVID-19 into consideration, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) has determined that students who have one of the following conditions would be provisionally approved for medically necessary instruction:
- Active Cancer
- Adrenal Disorder
- Cerebral Ataxia
- Chronic Renal Diseases
- Congenital Heart Condition
- Congenital Lung Disease
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Gastro/Crohn’s Disease
- Heart Conditions
- Liver Disease
- Metabolic Disorders
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Sickle Cell
Any family with a student who is immunocompromised due to a medical condition or treatment for an orthopedic, non-orthopedic/medical, or psychiatric reasons may apply for medically necessary instruction. Applications from families with any condition not listed will undergo review to determine eligibility.
The curriculum will follow the student's most recent program, with changes as needed. The goal is to allow temporarily homebound students to continue their educational progress.
Medically necessary instruction is not available for students who cannot attend school because they have not met immunization requirements.
You can learn about the application process and download required forms online.
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