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Jan14

Father in Hospital and then moved to Nursing Home

The Father is admitted to the hospital and then to a nursing home. The mother is still alive to give physiological support. Does the child receive FMLA leave to for physiological support as well?

Yes, it is possible for the child to receive leave for the psychological support as well.  If a doctor determines that the family members are providing psychological support, comfort or reassurance to family members, and it is beneficial.  The FMLA leave may also be needed to arrange changes in care for the ill family member.

The employee (child) is not required to disclose their family member’s diagnosis, but they must give you enough information to understand that they are needed to care for the family member who has a serious health condition.  You are allowed to ask for confirmation of their relationship to the family member and a medical certification from a health care provider regarding the family member’s serious health condition. You may also ask for a medical certification showing that the employee is needed to provide psychological support to the family members. The physician should also provide you with an estimate of the amount of time the employee will be needed to care for the family member.

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