For purposes of the Washington State leave sharing program, the following definitions apply:
Employee's relative normally shall be limited to the employee's spouse, child, stepchild, grandchild, grandparent, or parent.
Household members is defined as persons who reside in the same home who have reciprocal duties to and do provide financial support for one another. This term shall include, but is not limited to, foster children and legal wards. The term does not include persons sharing the same general house when the living style is primarily that of a dormitory or commune.
Severe or extraordinary condition is defined as serious or extreme and/or life threatening. Examples include cancer, major surgery, broken back, organ transplant, AIDS, and fetal endangerment. Normal and/or uncomplicated conditions such as pregnancy/delivery, chicken pox, flu, elective cosmetic surgery, and sprained ankle are not normally considered severe or extraordinary.
Service in the uniformed services means the performance of duty on a voluntary or involuntary basis in a uniformed service under competent authority and includes active duty, active duty for training, initial active duty for training, inactive duty training, full-time national guard duty including state-ordered active duty, and a period for which a person is absent from a position of employment for the purpose of an examination to determine the fitness of the person to perform any such duty.
Uniformed services means the armed forces, the army national guard, and the air national guard of any state, territory, commonwealth, possession, or district when engaged in active duty for training, inactive duty training, full-time national guard duty, or state active duty, the commissioned corps of the public health service, the coast guard, and any other category of persons designated by the President of the United States in time of war or national emergency.