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Selected Definitions for Medical Conditions

Section F.6 of the Graduate School Handbook

Serious Health Condition. An illness, injury, impairment, or physical/mental condition that meets either one of the following:

  • Involves inpatient care in a hospital, hospice, or residential medical care facility, including any period of incapacity or any subsequent treatment in connection with such inpatient care. 
  • Continuing treatment by a health care provider that consists of a period of incapacity that also involves treatment multiple times by a health care provider or treatment at least once by a health care provider that results in a regimen of continuing treatment and continuing incapacity. 
  • Chronic conditions, episodic incapacity (e.g., diabetes, epilepsy, etc.), permanent/long-term conditions (e.g., Alzheimer’s, cancer, etc.) or multiple treatments (e.g., chemotherapy, dialysis, etc.).