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(2.37) My child is temporarily placed in a psychiatric hospital that is located in another county. Who is responsible for conducting a special education assessment or re-evaluation?

(2.37) My child is temporarily placed in a psychiatric hospital that is located in another county. Who is responsible for conducting a special education assessment or re-evaluation?

Special education students who are placed in a public hospital, state licensed children’s hospital, psychiatric hospital, proprietary hospital or a health facility for medical purposes are the educational responsibility of the district, special education local plan area, or County Office of Education in which the hospital or facility is located. [Cal. Ed. Code Secs. 56167 & 56168(b).]  Therefore, the re-evaluation is conducted by the educational agency responsible for the area in which the facility is located.