Other Health Impairment (OHI)


Definition

Other health impairment means having limited strength, vitality or alertness, including a heightened alertness to environmental stimuli, that results in limited alertness with respect to the educational environment, that is due to chronic or acute health problems. This includes, but is not limited to, asthma, attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Tourette syndrome, diabetes, epilepsy, a heart condition, hemophilia, lead poisoning, leukemia, nephritis, rheumatic fever, sickle cell anemia, and acquired brain injury. This definition is found in State Board of Education Rule, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.).

Contacts

  • OHI District Contacts

State Laws and Regulations

The rule referenced below is specific to OHI. Please refer to the Florida Statutes and State Board of Education Rules - Hyperlinked Index for a complete listing of laws and regulations applicable to exceptional student education.

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