To add or enhance special education busing on the IEP

Friday, October 18, 2019 4:10:00 PM

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To add or enhance special education busing on the IEP 

The rules say this takes 30 days maximum, but first you have to show the Office of School Health documents with details about how the child’s specific medical diagnoses impact the way the child functions during travel.

Save time by

(a) making an appointment with pediatrician and/or specialist; 

(b) asking the school to find out whether or not they will need to hold a reconvene or reevaluation meeting with you to update the transportation page of the IEP;

(c) making sure the school knows who their Transportation liaison is and who at OPT is the liaison assigned to their borough / region. 

1- Get HIPAA form; print it out & write your info, child’s info, name of doctor you authorize to speak with Department of Education; sign.

2- Have child's doctor fill out a Request for Medical Transportation Accommodation. These forms are hard to find -- ask at school. Keep blank copies in case you need to renew annually; keep copy of the filled one in case you change doctors; have doctor’s office keep copy of the filled one in child’s file so they are ready when Office of School Health calls.

Note: Do NOT use the form available on the OPT website, “Medical Evaluation Request Form and Instructions” That is for students who have either temporary or permanent medical conditions that may require a form of transportation to which the student is not otherwise eligible. It is not intended for students with IEP’s unless they don’t usually take the yellow bus. 

Note: Do NOT use a Physician Assistant such as often work at the school clinic. The signature of a Nurse Practitioner or any MD is accepted but the signature of a PA is not. 


3- Submit the HIPAA and Request for Medical Transportation Accommodation to the school. Discuss good times to meet if needed. 


OCT. 2019 Provided by Parents to Improve School Transportation 


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