When a House Officer is unable to work due to illness or injury and certain criteria are met, certain paid sick leave shall be available. The parties share a mutual interest that House Officers are both encouraged and supported by their programs and colleagues to not work when acutely ill (e.g., is contagious, dehydrated, or vomiting, or has diarrhea). The parties acknowledge that there is a shared responsibility of both Faculty and House Officers to assure coverage during this absence. Excessive absenteeism may result in corrective action.