Form WH-380-F "Certification of Health Care Provider for Family Member's Serious Health Condition Under the Family and Medical Leave Act"

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Certification of Health Care Provider for
U.S. Department of Labor
Family Member’s Serious Health Condition
Wage Hour Division
under the Family and Medical Leave Act
DO NOT SEND COMPLETED FORM TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR.
OMB Control Number: 1235-0003
RETURN TO THE PATIENT.
Expires: 6/30/2023
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides that an employer may require an employee seeking FMLA leave to care for a
family member with a serious health condition to submit a medical certification issued by the family member’s health care provider. 29
U.S.C. §§ 2613, 2614(c)(3); 29 C.F.R. § 825.305. The employer must give the employee at least 15 calendar days to provide the
certification. If the employee fails to provide complete and sufficient medical certification, his or her FMLA leave request may be
denied. 29 C.F.R. § 825.313. Information about the FMLA may be found
on the WHD website at
www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/fmla.
SECTION I - EMPLOYER
Either the employee or the employer may complete Section I. While use of this form is optional, this form asks the health care provider
for the information necessary for a complete and sufficient medical certification, which is set out at 29 C.F.R. § 825.306. You may not
ask the employee to provide more information than allowed under the FMLA regulations, 29 C.F.R. §§ 825.306-825.308.
Additionally, you may not request a certification for FMLA leave to bond with a healthy newborn child or a child placed for adoption
or foster care.
Employers must generally maintain records and documents relating to medical information, medical certifications, recertifications, or
medical histories of employees or employees’ family members created for FMLA purposes as confidential medical records in separate
files/records from the usual personnel files and in accordance with 29 C.F.R. § 1630.14(c)(1), if the Americans with Disabilities Act
applies, and in accordance with 29 C.F.R. § 1635.9, if the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act applies.
(1) Employee name: _____________________________________________________________________________________
First
Middle
Last
(2) Employer name: ____________________________________________________ Date: _________________
(mm/dd/yyyy)
(List date certification requested)
(3) The medical certification must be returned by _____________________________________________________
(mm/dd/yyyy)
(Must allow at least 15 calendar days from the date requested, unless it is not feasible despite the employee’s diligent, good faith efforts.)
SECTION II - EMPLOYEE
Please complete and sign Section II before providing this form to your family member or your family member’s health care provider.
The FMLA allows an employer to require that you submit a timely, complete, and sufficient medical certification to support a request
for FMLA leave due to the serious health condition of your family member. If requested by your employer, your response is required
to obtain or retain the benefit of the FMLA protections. 29 U.S.C. §§ 2613, 2614(c)(3). You are responsible for making sure the
medical certification is provided to your employer within the time frame requested, which must be at least 15 calendar days. 29
C.F.R. §§ 825.305-825.306. Failure to provide a complete and sufficient medical certification may result in a denial of your FMLA
leave request. 29 C.F.R. § 825.313.
(1) Name of the family member for whom you will provide care: _________________________________________________
(2) Select the relationship of the family member to you. The family member is your:
 Spouse
 Parent
 Child, under age 18
 Child, age 18 or older and incapable of self-care because of a mental or physical disability
Spouse means a husband or wife as defined or recognized in the state where the individual was married, including in a
common law marriage or same-sex marriage. The terms “child” and “parent” include in loco parentis relationships in which
a person assumes the obligations of a parent to a child. An employee may take FMLA leave to care for an individual who
assumed the obligations of a parent to the employee when the employee was a child. An employee may also take FMLA
leave to care for a child for whom the employee has assumed the obligations of a parent. No legal or biological relationship
is necessary.
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Form WH-380-F, Revised June 2020
Certification of Health Care Provider for
U.S. Department of Labor
Family Member’s Serious Health Condition
Wage Hour Division
under the Family and Medical Leave Act
DO NOT SEND COMPLETED FORM TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR.
OMB Control Number: 1235-0003
RETURN TO THE PATIENT.
Expires: 6/30/2023
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides that an employer may require an employee seeking FMLA leave to care for a
family member with a serious health condition to submit a medical certification issued by the family member’s health care provider. 29
U.S.C. §§ 2613, 2614(c)(3); 29 C.F.R. § 825.305. The employer must give the employee at least 15 calendar days to provide the
certification. If the employee fails to provide complete and sufficient medical certification, his or her FMLA leave request may be
denied. 29 C.F.R. § 825.313. Information about the FMLA may be found
on the WHD website at
www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/fmla.
SECTION I - EMPLOYER
Either the employee or the employer may complete Section I. While use of this form is optional, this form asks the health care provider
for the information necessary for a complete and sufficient medical certification, which is set out at 29 C.F.R. § 825.306. You may not
ask the employee to provide more information than allowed under the FMLA regulations, 29 C.F.R. §§ 825.306-825.308.
Additionally, you may not request a certification for FMLA leave to bond with a healthy newborn child or a child placed for adoption
or foster care.
Employers must generally maintain records and documents relating to medical information, medical certifications, recertifications, or
medical histories of employees or employees’ family members created for FMLA purposes as confidential medical records in separate
files/records from the usual personnel files and in accordance with 29 C.F.R. § 1630.14(c)(1), if the Americans with Disabilities Act
applies, and in accordance with 29 C.F.R. § 1635.9, if the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act applies.
(1) Employee name: _____________________________________________________________________________________
First
Middle
Last
(2) Employer name: ____________________________________________________ Date: _________________
(mm/dd/yyyy)
(List date certification requested)
(3) The medical certification must be returned by _____________________________________________________
(mm/dd/yyyy)
(Must allow at least 15 calendar days from the date requested, unless it is not feasible despite the employee’s diligent, good faith efforts.)
SECTION II - EMPLOYEE
Please complete and sign Section II before providing this form to your family member or your family member’s health care provider.
The FMLA allows an employer to require that you submit a timely, complete, and sufficient medical certification to support a request
for FMLA leave due to the serious health condition of your family member. If requested by your employer, your response is required
to obtain or retain the benefit of the FMLA protections. 29 U.S.C. §§ 2613, 2614(c)(3). You are responsible for making sure the
medical certification is provided to your employer within the time frame requested, which must be at least 15 calendar days. 29
C.F.R. §§ 825.305-825.306. Failure to provide a complete and sufficient medical certification may result in a denial of your FMLA
leave request. 29 C.F.R. § 825.313.
(1) Name of the family member for whom you will provide care: _________________________________________________
(2) Select the relationship of the family member to you. The family member is your:
 Spouse
 Parent
 Child, under age 18
 Child, age 18 or older and incapable of self-care because of a mental or physical disability
Spouse means a husband or wife as defined or recognized in the state where the individual was married, including in a
common law marriage or same-sex marriage. The terms “child” and “parent” include in loco parentis relationships in which
a person assumes the obligations of a parent to a child. An employee may take FMLA leave to care for an individual who
assumed the obligations of a parent to the employee when the employee was a child. An employee may also take FMLA
leave to care for a child for whom the employee has assumed the obligations of a parent. No legal or biological relationship
is necessary.
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Form WH-380-F, Revised June 2020
Employee Name: ____________________________________________________________________________________________
:
(3) Briefly describe the care you will provide to your family member
(Check all that apply)
 Assistance with basic medical, hygienic, nutritional, or safety needs
 Transportation
 Physical Care
 Psychological Comfort
 Other: _______________________________________
(4) Give your best estimate of the amount of leave needed to provide the care described: ______________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
(5) If a reduced work schedule is necessary to provide the care described, give your best estimate of the reduced schedule
to
you are able to work. From __________________
I am able to work
(mm/dd/yyyy)
____________________ (mm/dd/yyyy),
__________________
.
(hours per day) __________________ (days per week)
Employee
Signature ___________________________________________________________ Date __________________
(mm/dd/yyyy)
SECTION III - HEALTH CARE PROVIDER
Please provide your contact information, complete all relevant parts of this Section, and sign the form below. A family member of your
patient has requested leave under the FMLA to care for your patient. The FMLA allows an employer to require that the employee submit
a timely, complete, and sufficient medical certification to support a request for FMLA leave to care for a family member with a serious
health condition. For FMLA purposes, a “serious health condition” means an illness, injury, impairment, or physical or mental condition
that involves inpatient care or continuing treatment by a health care provider. For more information about the definitions of a serious
health condition under the FMLA, see the chart at the end of the form.
You also may, but are not required to, provide other appropriate medical facts including symptoms, diagnosis, or any regimen of
continuing treatment such as the use of specialized equipment. Please note that some state or local laws may not allow disclosure of
private medical information about the patient’s serious health condition, such as providing the diagnosis and/or course of treatment.
Health Care Provider’s name:
_________________________________________________________________________
(Print)
Health Care Provider’s business address: _____________________________________________________________________
Type of practice / Medical specialty: ________________________________________________________________________
Telephone: (_____) ________________ Fax: (____) ______________ E-mail: _______________________________________
PART A: Medical Information
Limit your response to the medical condition for which the employee is seeking FMLA
leave. Your answers should be your
best estimate based upon your medical knowledge, experience, and examination of the patient. After completing Part A, complete
Part B to provide information about the amount of leave needed. Note: For FMLA purposes, “incapacity” means the inability to
work, attend school, or perform regular daily activities due to the condition, treatment of the condition, or recovery from the condition.
Do not provide information about genetic tests, as defined in 29 C.F.R. § 1635.3(f), genetic services, as defined in 29 C.F.R. § 1635.3(e),
or the manifestation of disease or disorder in the employee’s family members, 29 C.F.R. § 1635.3(b).
(1) Patient’s Name: ______________________________________________________________________________________
(2) State the approximate date the condition started or will start: _______________________________________
(mm/dd/yyyy)
(3) Provide your best estimate of how long the condition lasted or will last: _________________________________________
(4) For FMLA to apply, care of the patient must be medically necessary. Briefly describe the type of care needed by the patient
(e.g., assistance with basic medical, hygienic, nutritional, safety, transportation needs, physical care, or psychological comfort).
________________________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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Form WH-380-F, Revised June 2020
Employee Name: ____________________________________________________________________________________________
(5) Check the box(es) for the questions below, as applicable. For all box(es) checked, the amount of leave needed must be
provided in Part B.
 Inpatient Care: The patient ( has been /  is expected to be) admitted for an overnight stay in a hospital,
______________________________
hospice, or residential medical care facility on the following date(s):
 Incapacity plus Treatment:
(e.g. outpatient surgery, strep throat)
Due to the condition, the patient ( has been /  is expected to be) incapacitated for more than three
consecutive, full calendar days from ______________
to _____________
.
(mm/dd/yyyy)
(mm/dd/yyyy)
The patient ( was /  will be) seen on the following date(s): _____________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________
The condition ( has /  has not) also resulted in a course of continuing treatment under the supervision of a
health care provider
(e.g. prescription medication (other than over-the-counter) or therapy requiring special equipment)
 Pregnancy: The condition is pregnancy. List the expected delivery date: _______________
.
(mm/dd/yyyy)
 Chronic Conditions:
Due to the condition, it is medically necessary for the patient
(e.g. asthma, migraine headaches)
to have treatment visits at least twice per year.
 Permanent or Long Term Conditions:
Due to the condition, incapacity
(e.g. Alzheimer’s, terminal stages of cancer)
is permanent or long term and requires the continuing supervision of a health care provider (even if active
treatment is not being provided).
 Conditions requiring Multiple Treatments:
Due to the condition,
(
e.g. chemotherapy treatments, restorative surgery)
it is medically necessary for the patient to receive multiple treatments.
 None of the above: If none of the above condition(s) were checked, (i.e., inpatient care, pregnancy)
no additional information is needed. Go to page 4 to sign and date the form.
(6) If needed, briefly describe other appropriate medical facts related to the condition(s) for which the employee seeks
FMLA leave.
______________________________________________________________
(e.g., use of nebulizer, dialysis)
______________________________________________________________________________________________
PART B: Amount of Leave Needed
For the medical condition(s) checked in Part A, complete all that apply. Several questions seek a response as to the frequency or duration
of a condition, treatment, etc. Your answer should be your best estimate based upon your medical knowledge, experience, and
examination of the patient. Be as specific as you can; terms such as “lifetime,” “unknown,” or “indeterminate” may not be sufficient to
determine if the benefits and protections of the FMLA apply.
(7)
Due to the condition, the patient ( had /  will have) planned medical treatment(s) (scheduled medical visits)
(e.g.
on the following date(s): ______________________________________________
psychotherapy, prenatal appointments)
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
Due to the condition, the patient ( was /  will be) referred to other health care provider(s) for evaluation or
(8)
treatment(s).
State the nature of such treatments:
_________________________________________
(e.g. cardiologist, physical therapy)
Provide your best estimate of the beginning date
and end date ____________________
_____________________ (mm/dd/yyyy)
for the treatment(s).
(mm/dd/yyyy)
Provide your best estimate of the duration of the treatment(s), including any period(s) of recovery
____________________________________________________________________________________
(e.g. 3 days/week)
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Form WH-380-F, Revised June 2020
Employee Name: ____________________________________________________________________________________________
(9)
Due to the condition, the patient ( was /  will be) incapacitated for a continuous period of time, including any time
for treatment(s) and/or recovery.
Provide your best estimate of the beginning date: ___________________
and end date _______________
(mm/dd/yyyy)
for the period of incapacity.
(mm/dd/yyyy)
(10) Due to the condition it, ( was /  is /  will be) medically necessary for the employee to be absent from work to
provide care for the patient on an intermittent basis (periodically), including for any episodes of incapacity i.e., episodic
flare-ups. Provide your best estimate of how often (frequency) and how long (duration) the episodes of incapacity
will likely last.
Over the next 6 months, episodes of incapacity are estimated to occur _______________________________ times per
( day /  week /  month) and are likely to last approximately ___________________ ( hours /  days) per
episode.
Signature of
Health Care Provider ________________________________________________ Date __________________
(mm/dd/yyyy)
Definitions of a Serious Health Condition (See 29 C.F.R. §§ 825.113-.115)
Inpatient Care
• An overnight stay in a hospital, hospice, or residential medical care facility.
• Inpatient care includes any period of incapacity or any subsequent treatment in connection with the overnight stay.
Continuing Treatment by a Health Care Provider (any one or more of the following)
Incapacity Plus Treatment: A period of incapacity of more than three consecutive, full calendar days, and any subsequent treatment
or period of incapacity relating to the same condition, that also involves either:
o Two or more in-person visits to a health care provider for treatment within 30 days of the first day of incapacity unless
extenuating circumstances exist. The first visit must be within seven days of the first day of incapacity; or,
o At least one in-person visit to a health care provider for treatment within seven days of the first day of incapacity, which
results in a regimen of continuing treatment under the supervision of the health care provider. For example, the health
provider might prescribe a course of prescription medication or therapy requiring special equipment.
Pregnancy: Any period of incapacity due to pregnancy or for prenatal care.
Chronic Conditions: Any period of incapacity due to or treatment for a chronic serious health condition, such as diabetes, asthma,
migraine headaches. A chronic serious health condition is one which requires visits to a health care provider (or nurse supervised by
the provider) at least twice a year and recurs over an extended period of time. A chronic condition may cause episodic rather than a
continuing period of incapacity.
Permanent or Long-term Conditions: A period of incapacity which is permanent or long-term due to a condition for which
treatment may not be effective, but which requires the continuing supervision of a health care provider, such as Alzheimer’s disease
.
or the terminal stages of cancer
Conditions Requiring Multiple Treatments: Restorative surgery after an accident or other injury; or, a condition that would likely
result in a period of incapacity of more than three consecutive, full calendar days if the patient did not receive the treatment.
PAPERWORK REDUCTION ACT NOTICE AND PUBLIC BURDEN STATEMENT
If submitted, it is mandatory for employers to retain a copy of this disclosure in their records for three years. 29 U.S.C. § 2616;
29 C.F.R. § 825.500. Persons are not required to respond to this collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
The Department of Labor estimates that it will take an average of 15 minutes for respondents to complete this collection of information, including the
time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection
of information. If you have any comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection information, including suggestions for
reducing this burden, send them to the Administrator, Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S-3502, 200 Constitution Avenue,
N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210.
DO NOT SEND COMPLETED FORM TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR. RETURN TO THE PATIENT.
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