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Definition of Catastrophic Illness or Injury.   

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A catastrophic illness or injury is one which has totally incapacitated the employee from work. Catastrophic illness or injury may also include an incapacitated member of the employee's family. if this results in the employee's being required to take time off for an extended period of time in order to care for the family member and the employee has exhausted all of accrued vacation credits and all accrued sick leave credits which may be used for family care. Only donated vacation credits may be used for such family care catastrophic leave.

Authority cited:

Education Code 89030

Education Code 89500


Education Code 89500

(Amended by Register 92, No. 19.)