SECTION C. FAMILY MEDICAL CARE LEAVE
A House Officer who is unable to work because they are needed to care for a seriously ill family member will be granted an unpaid leave of absence for up to twelve (12) weeks every twelve (12) months. The twelve (12) weeks is reduced by any Serious Illness, Maternity or Parental leaves of absence taken in the previous twelve (12) months. For this purpose, "family member" is defined as the House Officer's spouse or other qualified adult as defined by University policy; and, without regard to their place of residence, the child, sibling, parent, grandparent, or other related individual whose care is the responsibility of the House Officer, spouse or other qualified adult.
For House Officers who qualify for Family and Medical Leave Act benefits under University policy, Family Medical Care Leave as described in this section may be counted toward their annual FMLA leave entitlement. However, a House Officer need not be eligible for FMLA leave in order to receive the Family Medical Care Leave described in this section.