On and after July 1, 2014, for purposes of this part:
(a) “Care recipient” means the family member who is receiving care for a serious health condition or the new child with whom the care provider is bonding.
(b) “Care provider” means the family member who is providing the required care for a serious health condition or the family member who is bonding with the new child.
(c) “Child” means a biological, adopted, or foster son or daughter, a stepson or stepdaughter, a legal ward, a son or daughter of a domestic partner, or the person to whom the employee stands in loco parentis.
(d) “Domestic partner” has the same meaning as defined in Section 297 of the Family Code .
(e) “Family care leave” means any of the following:
(1) Leave to bond with a minor child within the first year of the child's birth or placement in connection with foster care or adoption.
(2) Leave to care for a child, parent, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse, or domestic partner who has a serious health condition.
(f) “Family member” means child, parent, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse, or domestic partner as defined in this section.
(g) “Grandchild” means a child of the employee's child.
(h) “Grandparent” means a parent of the employee's parent.
(i) “Parent” means a biological, foster, or adoptive parent, a parent-in-law, a stepparent, a legal guardian, or other person who stood in loco parentis to the employee when the employee was a child.
(j) “Parent-in-law” means the parent of a spouse or a domestic partner.
(k) “Serious health condition” means an illness, injury, impairment, or physical or mental condition that involves inpatient care in a hospital, hospice, or residential health care facility, or continuing treatment or continuing supervision by a health care provider, as defined in Section 12945.2 of the Government Code .
(l) “Sibling” means a person related to another person by blood, adoption, or affinity through a common legal or biological parent.
(m) “Spouse” means a partner to a lawful marriage.
(n) “Valid claim” means any claim for family temporary disability insurance benefits made in accordance with the provisions of this code, and any rules and regulations adopted thereunder, if the individual claiming benefits is unemployed and has been paid the necessary wages in employment for employers to qualify for benefits under Section 2652 and is caring for a seriously ill family member, or bonding with a minor child during the first year after the birth or placement of the child in connection with foster care or adoption.
(o) “Twelve-month period,” with respect to any individual, means the 365 consecutive days that begin with the first day the individual first establishes a valid claim for family temporary disability benefits.
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