a physician’s diagnosis and input on a child’s medical condition is
important and bears on the team’s informed decision on a student’s needs. See 20 U.S.C. § 1414(c)(1)(A)(iii). But a physician cannot simply prescribe special education.
Law Offices of H. Jeffrey Marcus P.C.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
7th Circuit clarifies that physician can not prescribe special education
Marshall Joint School District No. 2 v. C.D.: It should go without saying that the CSE, not a child’s physician, is responsible for the development of a child’s special education program. The role of the physician has, however, been a source of endless confusion. The 7th Circuit noted that