Other Health Impairment
(1)If a child is suspected of having an other health impairment, the following evaluation must be conducted:
(a)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;
(A)Any additional assessments necessary to determine the impact of the suspected disability:
(i)On the child’s educational performance for a school-age child; or
(ii)On the child’s developmental progress for a preschool child; and
(B)Any additional evaluations or assessments necessary to identify the child’s educational needs.
(2)To be eligible as a child with an other health impairment, the child must meet all of the minimum criteria:
(a)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;
(b)The child’s limited strength, vitality or alertness is due to a chronic or acute health problem; and
(c)The child’s condition is permanent or expected to last for more than 60 calendar days.
(3)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:
(a)The child’s disability has an adverse impact on the child’s educational performance; and
(b)The child needs special education services as a result of the disability.
Rule 581-015-2165 — Other Health Impairment,