�Serious health condition� is an illness,
injury, impairment or physical or mental condition that involves:
Inpatient care (i.e. overnight stay)
in a hospital, hospice, or residential medical care facility, or
Continuing treatment by a health care provider -
Generally, such treatment includes treatment of, or recovery from, a serious
health condition that caused a period of incapacity (i.e. inability to work or
perform other regular daily activities) of at least three consecutive calendar
that requires an individual to be absent from work, school, or other daily
activity for more than three consecutive calendar days and that also requires
treatment or supervision by a health care provider.
treatment or supervision by a health care provider for chronic or long-term
health condition that is incurable or so serious that it is likely to result in
a three-day period of incapacity or prenatal care.
for which cosmetic treatments are administered, the common cold, the flu, upset
stomach, minor ulcers are examples of conditions which do not meet the
definition of serious health condition.�
Continuing treatment by a health care provider does not include routine
physical, dental or eye examinations, routine mental health or substance abuse
of Violence� is an individual who is a victim of violence, assault,
sexual assault under 17-A MRSA, Chapter 11, stalking or any act that would
support an order for protection under 19-A MRSA, Chapter 101.
employees: Regular employees who have been employed for the
preceding twelve months and have worked at least 1,250 hours during the
preceding twelve (12) months.� All other
terms used are defined in the federal regulations implementing the Family and
Medical Leave Act and its implementing regulations.� This eligibility criteria does not apply to
victims of violence.