Other Health Impaired

Lynn Adkins
Program Specialist
(904) 547-7697
[email protected]

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. This includes, but is not limited to, asthma, attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Tourette syndrome, diabetes, epilepsy, a heart condition, hemophilia, lead poisoning, leukemia, nephritis, rheumatic fever, sickle cell anemia, and acquired brain injury.

Eligibility criteria:

  1. There is evidence of a health impairment that results in reduced efficiency in schoolwork and adversely affects the student’s performance in the educational environment.
  2. The student demonstrates a need for special education.

A report of a medical examination, within the previous 12-month period, from a physician licensed in Florida is required as part of the eligibility determination. This report must provide a description of the impairment and any medical implications for instruction. If you believe that your child may be a student with a disability, please contact the assistant principal at your child’s school to request an evaluation.