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Hospital eligibility for certification as a nonpublic, nonsectarian school   

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(a) A public hospital, state licensed children's hospital, psychiatric hospital, proprietary hospital, or a health facility for medical purposes located either within and outside of this state that did not provide special education to individuals with exceptional needs who satisfy the criteria set forth in paragraph (2) of subdivision (c) of Section 56026 pursuant to a waiver granted under Section 56366.2 for the 1994-95 school year, is ineligible for certification as a nonpublic, nonsectarian school pursuant to Section 56034 and Sections 56365 to 56366.5, inclusive, to provide special education to individuals with exceptional needs. Districts, special education local plan areas, or county offices shall have until September 1, 1994, to find an appropriate alternative placement for any children currently served in one of these programs.

(b) Pursuant to Section 56167, the local educational agency in which the hospital or health facility is located has the educational responsibility for individuals with exceptional needs who reside in these facilities.

(c) A hospital or health facility is eligible for certification as a nonpublic, nonsectarian agency pursuant to Section 56035 and Sections 56365 to 56366.5, inclusive, to provide designated instruction and services to individuals with exceptional needs whether the child attends a public or nonpublic school or is enrolled in both a public and nonpublic school program as specified in Section 56361.5.

(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 56, Sec. 25.)

Reference:

Education Code 56026

Education Code 56034

Education Code 56035

Education Code 56167

Education Code 56361.5

Education Code 56365-56366.5

Education Code 56366.2