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The most common health conditions that qualify for FMLA leave are:

  1. conditions requiring an overnight stay in a hospital or other medical care facility;
  2. conditions that incapacitate you or your family member (for example, unable to work or attend school) for more than three consecutive days and require ongoing medical treatment (either multiple appointments with a health care provider, or a single appointment and follow-up care such as prescription medication);
  3. chronic conditions that cause occasional periods when you or your family member are incapacitated and require treatment by a health care provider at least twice a year;
  4. pregnancy (including prenatal medical appointments, incapacity due to morning sickness, and medically required bed rest).

If you will be out of work and believe your leave qualifies for FMLA, you must contact at least 30 days in advance when you know you will need leave (for example, if you are planning to have surgery or are pregnant), or as soon as you can (generally either the day you learn of the need or the next work day). Tatia Kennedy will send you the appropriate paperwork and let you know if your leave qualifies.

Please note that not giving timely notice may disqualify your FMLA benefits.