When patient care requires a House Officer to be in the hospital for equal to or greater than twelve (12) hours, and the hours worked include 7:00 p.m., the House Officer will receive a meal allowance for the evening meal. Any educational, clinical or administrative activity that is included in the calculation of clinical and educational work hours, as defined in Article VIII - Work Hours/Work Schedules, is considered appropriate to be included in this daily counting of 12 hours. When a House Officer has remained in-house for at least twelve (12) hours during the night shift and into the next morning, s/he will receive a meal allowance for the evening and breakfast meals. Management will encourage Program Administrators to send monthly communication to solicit any House Officers who have met the criteria for meal allowances. Any question regarding eligibility for meal allowance will be resolved by a House Officer's Program Director.