FML--Serious Personal Illness

  • FMLA - Serious Personal Illness

    How to apply:
    If possible, at least 30 days prior to your anticipated leave, please contact ADP at 877-780-4473, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Choose option 6, then option 2 OR select these links to setup your online account to apply for FML.

    Please use the registration code: HISCHD-123456, when creating your ADP Account.

    Houston ISD Absence and Leave Information

    Before returning to work, you must submit a return to work release from your doctor stating your ability to return to work. Send a copy of the note to your work location supervisor AND to your Human Resources Business Partner at least 10 days prior to your return.


    Serious Personal Illness - Frequently Asked Questions

    1. What qualifies as a serious illness?
     As defined by the FMLA, a “serious health condition” means an illness, injury, impairment, or physical or mental condition that involves either:

    • Inpatient care (i.e., an overnight stay) in a hospital, hospice, or residential medical-care facility, including any period of incapacity (i.e., inability to work, attend school, or perform other regular daily activities) or subsequent treatment in connection with such inpatient care; or
    • Continuing treatment by a health care provider, which includes:

    (1) A period of incapacity lasting more than three consecutive, full calendar days, and any subsequent treatment or period of incapacity relating to the same condition that also includes:
    treatment two or more times by or under the supervision of a health care provider (i.e., in-person visits, the first within 7 days and both within 30 days of the first day of incapacity); or
    one treatment by a health care provider (i.e., an in-person visit within 7 days of the first day of incapacity) with a continuing regimen of treatment (e.g., prescription medication, physical therapy); or

    (2) Any period of incapacity related to pregnancy or for prenatal care. A visit to the health care provider is not necessary for each absence; or

    (3) Any period of incapacity or treatment for a chronic serious health condition which continues over an extended period of time, requires periodic visits (at least twice a year) to a health care provider, and may involve occasional episodes of incapacity. A visit to a health care provider is not necessary for each absence; or

    (4) A period of incapacity that is permanent or long-term due to a condition for which treatment may not be effective. Only supervision by a health care provider is required, rather than active treatment; or

    (5) Any absences to receive multiple treatments for restorative surgery or for a condition that would likely result in a period of incapacity of more than three days if not treated.
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