Parents request the District Home/Hospital Instruction Form from the school nurse at their school site. The form must be completely filled out by the doctor in order to be considered, and must include the diagnosis and the length of time the student is anticipated to be confined. Parents must sign the front of the form. Many students with temporary health problems may still be able to attend school with modification. The modifications are determined through planning sessions with the family, student's physician, school nurse, and other school officials. In some cases, a temporary modification of the school schedule is sufficient to accommodate the student's needs, and the home instruction is not needed. The student may not be eligible for services if there is a contagious disease or other factors present that would jeopardize the health or safety of the teacher.