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OTHER HEALTH IMPAIRMENT

OTHER HEALTH IMPAIRMENT

Authorities:  34 CFR Part 300; 19 TAC Chapter 89; and Texas Occupations Code

 
 
 
  FEDERAL AND STATE REQUIREMENTS
The child must be assessed in all areas of suspected disability.
The local educational agency must comply with EVALUATION PROCEDURES
In Texas, the group of qualified professionals that determines whether the child is a child with a disability and the educational needs of the child is the child's ADMISSION, REVIEW, AND DISMISSAL COMMITTEE.
 
EVALUATION PROCEDURES
The group of qualified professionals that collects or reviews evaluation data in connection with the determination of the child's eligibility based on other health impairment (OHI) must include a licensed physician, a physician assistant, or an advanced practice registered nurse with authority delegated under Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 157.
 
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
A child with OHI is one who has been determined to meet the criteria for OHI due to chronic or acute health problems.
OHI means having limited strength, vitality, or alertness that adversely affects a child‘s educational performance.
The term health problems includes:
  • Asthma;
  • Attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder;
  • Diabetes;
  • Epilepsy;
  • A heart condition;
  • Hemophilia;
  • Lead poisoning;
  • Leukemia;
  • Nephritis;
  • Rheumatic fever;
  • Sickle cell anemia; and
  • Tourette's Disorder.
The term limited alertness includes a heightened alertness to environmental stimuli that results in limited alertness with respect to the educational environment.
  Last Updated : Thu, Dec 08, 2022