Rule Rule 581-015-2580
School Programs in State-Operated Hospitals


For purposes of this rule:


“Patient” means a school age child who is admitted to a state-operated hospital;


“School district” means the school district in which the state-operated hospital or training centers is located.


All patients admitted to state operated hospitals are eligible to receive educational services.


Educational services in state operated hospitals must commence if a patient’s hospital stay is expected to last five schools days or longer and the hospital staff has determined the patient is medically able to receive educational services.


The school district contracting to provide the education program shall develop or implement an existing individualized education program that meets all applicable state and federal requirements for patients who meet eligibility criteria under OAR 581-015-2130 (Autism Spectrum Disorder) through 581-015-2180 (Visual Impairment):.


The primary purpose of the school program for patients in state-operated hospitals is to maintain the patients’ educational programs.


The hospital must:


Provide classroom space and facilities necessary to carry out the educational program for each patient;


Coordinate with the school program in developing each patient’s educational and medical treatment needs; and


Assume responsibility for the transportation, care, treatment, and medical costs of each patient.


All teachers in hospital programs must have appropriate teacher licensure under rules of the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission.


The Department will monitor each program for compliance with applicable state and federal requirements.


The State Superintendent of Public Instruction will ensure that the school district contracting to provide the educational program meets the following requirements:


The program is operated under a written agreement with the Department of Education;


Each child without a disability has a personalized educational plan that includes goals, services, timelines, and assessment of progress.


Information pertaining to the educational programs is provided to the Department in an accurate and timely manner;


The educational program is developed and implemented in conjunction with the medical treatment program.
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