An employee may use available paid leave when his or her child has a “health condition,” including:
- a medical condition requiring treatment or medication that the child cannot self-administer;
- a medical or mental health condition that would endanger the child’s safety or recovery without the presence of a parent or guardian; and
- a condition warranting treatment or preventive health care such as physical, dental, optical or immunization services, when a parent must be present to authorize the treatment.
For purposes of this law, a child includes a biological, adopted or foster child, a stepchild, and a legal ward.
Nicole M. Bolan, Attorney at Law
Blado Kiger Bolan, Tacoma, Wash.