The information bulletin examines parental leave rights provided under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, as well as disability insurance coverage for workers. The document 1) suggests ways in which health centers can respond to leave requests for parenting purposes, 2) identifies options for ensuring employee income replacement through the purchase of short-term disability insurance, and 3) describes best practice considerations for health centers in adopting parental leave policies and reviewing employee leave requests for taking parental leave.
Important NACHC Library Content Note: This technical assistance resource was developed prior to the August 2017 release of the Health Center Compliance Manual by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC). The BPHC Compliance Manual, issued August 2017, indicates where PINS, PALs and other program guidance are now superseded or subsumed by the BPHC Compliance Manual.
This project was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).