Issue 107

Other Health Impaired (OHI)

Students with health impairments are served by the Other Health Impaired Program

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:

  • Is due to chronic or acute health problems such as 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 syndrome; and
  • Adversely affects a child’s educational performance.

Students identified as OHI are serviced in their Least Restrictive Environment (LRE).The Individual Education Plan (IEP) team determines what services the student needs and where the best place is to receive the services. Students with chronic medical conditions who are identified as OHI might qualify for Home Instruction services if their condition forces them to miss school.


National Neurofibromatosis Foundation, Inc.
National Hemophilia Foundation
The Perspectives Network
ADHD Living Guide
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Boomer Esiason Foundation
Girls and Boys Town
Birth Defects Research for Children
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