Other Health Impairment
If a child is suspected of having an other health impairment, the following evaluation must be conducted:
Medical or health assessment statement. A medical statement or a health assessment statement, indicating a diagnosis of a health impairment or a description of the impairment, and a statement that the child’s condition is permanent or is expected to last for more than 60 calendar days;
Any additional assessments necessary to determine the impact of the suspected disability:
On the child’s educational performance for a school-age child; or
On the child’s developmental progress for a preschool child; and
Any additional evaluations or assessments necessary to identify the child’s educational needs.
To be eligible as a child with an other health impairment, the child must meet all of the minimum criteria:
The child exhibits limited strength, vitality or alertness, including a heightened alertness to environmental stimuli that results in limited alertness with respect to the educational environment;
The child’s limited strength, vitality or alertness is due to a chronic or acute health problem; and
The child’s condition is permanent or expected to last for more than 60 calendar days.
For a child to be eligible for special education services as a child with an other health impairment, the eligibility team must also determine that:
The child’s disability has an adverse impact on the child’s educational performance; and
The child needs special education services as a result of the disability.