Policy Manual


Family and Medical Leave      

Type: Miscellaneous                 Category: Human Resources                 Level: Community Care 

Parties: Community Care Employees and Contractees

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Supporting References: 

Parent Effective Date Approval Level Revision Dates Last Reviewed
N/A  5-1-1997  Executive Director  7/99, 7/98  4-21-2006
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A.    Serious health condition� is an illness, injury, impairment or physical or mental condition that involves:


1.     Inpatient care (i.e. overnight stay) in a hospital, hospice, or residential medical care facility, or


2.     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 days.


a.      Incapacity 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.

b.     Continuing 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.


3.     Conditions 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 counseling.


B.     �Victim 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.


C.    Eligible 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.