Definition of a Family Member Under OFLA

"Family member" means the spouse, same-gender domestic partner, custodial parent, non-custodial parent, adoptive parent, foster parent, biological parent, parent-in-law, parent of same-gender domestic partner, grandparent or grandchild of the employee, or a person with whom the employee is or was in a relationship of in loco parentis.  It also includes the biological, adopted, foster or stepchild of an employee or the child of an employee’s same-gender domestic partner.  For the purposes of OFLA, an employee’s child in any of these categories may be either a minor or an adult at the time serious health condition leave is taken.

Definition of a “child” for the purposes of parental and sick child leave only (not for the purposes of serious health condition leave), means a biological, adopted, foster or stepchild, the child of an employee’s same-gender domestic partner or a child with whom the employee is or was in a relationship of in loco parentis.  The child must be:
(1)    Under the age of 18; or
(2)    An adult dependent child substantially limited by a physical or mental impairment as defined by ORS 659A.104(1)(a), (3), and (4).