Throughout my work with special education matters, I have noticed an interesting practice by several county school systems in West Virginia. Students are placed on homebound as the answer in resolving special education related matters. It is very often used as a means of placement for students who have unresolved disciplinary issues. This practice should give many people pause when they understand what homebound actually is. Homebound is most commonly known as a means of receiving educational instruction when a student encounters special health problems, temporary illness, or injury. This is known as “medical homebound” and requires a medical referral from the student’s physician every twenty (20) days. A good example for when this would be a good option for students is when a student breaks a leg and a teacher comes to the house to bring assignments and provide instruction for a limited number of hours per week. Sometimes students with disabilities are placed on what is known as… Read More > Is It Really Homebound?
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Disability Rights of West Virginia (DRWV), our state’s designated Protection and Advocacy System (P&A) for disabilities, filed a civil complaint in the Southern District of WV regarding the denial of a prompt final administrative decision for I/DD waiver recipients who requested Medicaid fair hearings. The Board of Review (BOR) issued an unknown number of abeyance orders to individuals awaiting Medicaid fair hearing placing their right to a prompt final administrative decision on hold. It is alleged by DRWV that this erroneous action by the BOR has given rise to a 1983 civil rights claim for individuals who were denied their right to a prompt final administrative decision. Read More > DRWV filed a civil complaint.
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