With the start of the new school year, DESE has reviewed and revised the “Home and Hospital” form, a physician’s order for the implementation of educational services in a home or hospital setting. The updates and changes to the form are intended to:

  1. improve the physician’s authorization process by narrowing the scope of orders to comply with the regulation, and
  2. provide additional clarity to districts by requiring that the authorizing physician provide clear and specific information.

School Districts should begin using the new form immediately.  Contact DESE’s Problem Resolution System office (781) 338-3700 with any questions or for further clarification.