The parent is responsible for the completion and submission of the homebound application to the board of education office. Parents should not expect the physician to send the application from his/her office. All sections of the homebound form must be completed before a decision regarding homebound will be made. Upon receipt of all required documentation, a determination will be made regarding the student’s eligibility for homebound services. Decisions regarding a student’s eligibility for homebound services are made at the Carter County Board of Education office.
The medical documentation section must be completed and signed by the appropriately licensed specialist (i.e. M.D., Pediatric M.D., OB/GYN M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon M.D., Psychiatrist, etc.). Applications signed by physician’s assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, chiropractors, etc. will not be accepted. Students who are seeking homebound services for emotional or psychological disorders (bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, phobias, etc.) must have the form completed by a licensed clinical psychologist, neurologist, or psychiatrist. Family physicians not licensed in treating psychological disorders may not be the doctor of record in these cases.
If a student’s condition requires homebound services for a period to exceed thirty (30) days, the parent is responsible for submitting a recertification form prior to the end of the initial homebound period. The recertification form must be obtained from the board of education office.