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511 IAC 7-41-10 Other health impairment

Sec. 10. (a) “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:

(1) is due to chronic or acute health problems, such as: 

(A) asthma;

(B) attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; 

(C) diabetes;

(D) epilepsy;

(E) a heart condition;

(F) hemophilia;

(G) lead poisoning;

(H) leukemia;

(I) nephritis;

(J) rheumatic fever;

(K) sickle cell anemia; and 

(L) Tourette syndrome; and

(2) adversely affects a student's educational performance.

(b) Eligibility for special education as a student as other health impaired shall be determined by the student's CCC. This determination shall be based on the multidisciplinary team's educational evaluation report described in 511 IAC 7-40-5(e), which includes the following:

(1) An assessment of the following:

(A) Current academic achievement as defined at 511 IAC 7-32-2.

(B) Functional skills or adaptive behavior across various environments from multiple sources.

(2) A social and developmental history that may include, but is not limited to, the following: 

(A) Communication skills.

(B) Social interaction skills.

(C) Motor skills.

(D) Responses to sensory experiences.

(E) Relevant family and environmental information.

(3) A systematic observation of the student across various environments.

(4) Available medical information that is educationally relevant.

(5) Any other assessments and information, collected prior to referral or during the educational evaluation, necessary to:

(A) determine eligibility for special education and related services; and

(B) inform the student's CCC of the student's special education and related services needs.

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