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The DC Code: § 32-131.04 Certification.

Index32 Labor. (Refs & Annos)
(1) An employer may require that paid leave under § 32-131.02(b) for 3 or more consecutive days be supported by reasonable certification.
Reasonable certification may include:
A signed document from a health care provider, as defined in § 32- 501(5), affirming the illness of the employee;
A police report indicating that the employee was a victim of stalking, domestic violence, or sexual abuse;
A court order; or
A signed statement from a victim and witness advocate, or domestic violence counselor, as defined in § 14-310(a)(2), affirming that the employee is involved in legal action related to stalking, domestic violence, or sexual abuse.
If certification is required by an employer, the employee shall provide a copy of the certification to the employer upon the employee's return to work.
(1) This chapter shall not require a health care professional to disclose information in violation of section 1177 of the Social Security Act, approved August 21, 1996 (110 Stat. 2029; 42 U.S.C. § 1320d-6), or the regulations promulgated pursuant to section 264(c) of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, approved August 21, 1996 (110 Stat. 2033; 42 U.S.C. § 1320d-2, note).
All information provided to the employer under § 32-131.02 shall not be disclosed by the employer, except to the extent that the disclosure is:
Requested or consented to by the employee;
Ordered by a court or administrative agency; or
Otherwise required by applicable federal or local law.

Historical and Statutory

Legislative History of Laws For Law 17-152, see notes following § 32-131.01. DC CODE § 32-131.04 Current through December 11, 2012


(May 13, 2008, D.C. Law 17-152, § 5, 55 DCR 3452.)