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 paid Caregiver, 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.