My son is a sickle cell patient in elementary school. He does well & has good grades. However, he misses alot of school due to pain issues related to sickle cell. When he does, I teach him at home. He has a 504 plan, & he had homebound services, but homebound services were canceled after a few months of use. His doctor insists that regardless of his pain, he should take his pain medicine and go to school. The school in turn has said that regardless of his conditions, if he misses even 1 day of school, I have to have a Doctor note, or they will start prosecuting me for truancy. I have notes from Orthopaedic surgeons who say thats unreasonable and am in the process of getting a 2nd opinion. My sons pain issues are WELL documented over the last 7 years. Isn't that malpractice & discr?
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