What is a “serious health condition” and for which family members can a Paid Family Leave be taken?

Paid Family Leave can be taken to care for a spouse, domestic partner, child, parent, parent-in-law, grandparent, or grandchild who has a serious health condition. A serious health condition is an illness, injury, or other physical or mental impairment or condition that involves:

  • inpatient care in a hospital, hospice, or residential health care facility; or
  • continuing treatment or continuing supervision by a health care provider

Your family member’s treating physician must certify that your relative requires a level of care that would require you to take a leave of absence from work, including the expected dates that such care will be necessary.