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Hospital Homebound (HH)


A homebound or hospitalized student is a student who has a medically diagnosed physical or psychiatric condition which is acute or catastrophic in nature, or a chronic illness, or a repeated intermittent illness due to a persisting medical problem and that confines the student to home or hospital, and restricts activities for an extended period of time. The corresponding definition is found in State Board of Education Rule 6A-6.03020, Florida Administrative Code (FAC)


  • Diana McLendon,
  • HH District Coordinators

State Laws and Regulations

The rules referenced below are specific to H/H. Please refer to Volume 1-B: Florida Statutes and State Board of Education Rules, Excerpts Related to Exceptional Student Education (PDF, 4MB) for a complete listing of laws and regulations applicable to exceptional student education.

Department of Education Resources


  • Working in Hospital and Homebound Settings: A Guide for Educators, Department of Education, 2008, ESE 312907. For a copy of the above publication contact the BEESS Resource and Information Center (BRIC) at or 850-245-0477.



National Resources