Employees must submit a Health Care Provider Certification Approval Template to support a request for leave because of a serious health condition. CMP103-1 CERTIFICATION OF HEALTH CARE PROVIDER is to be filled out with medical facts, a date the condition commenced, changes to the work schedule, and more. Two or three opinions (at employers expense) may be required as well as a fitness for duty report to return to work. Employees should have at least 15 calendar days to obtain the medical certification.
Keep in mind unpaid leave will be granted for any of the following reasons:
- To care for the employee’s child after birth, or placement for adoption or foster care.
- To care for the employee’s spouse, son or daughter, or parent, who has a serious health condition.
- For a serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform the employees job.