In the case of death or serious illness where death is imminent of a resident doctor's:
the resident shall be granted up to three days leave with pay to attend to arrangements. An additional two days leave with pay may be granted by the Program Director for travel purposes.
This is a standard PGME leave request form. Please speak with your Program Administrative Assistant to ensure you have the correct form, as each program may have different or additional forms.
Compassionate leave with pay shall be granted to a maximum of three (3) days to attend to arrangements upon the death or serious illness where death is imminent of a spouse, common law partner, fiancé/fiancée, father, mother, child, brother, sister, mother or father-in-law, grandparent, legal guardian, or legal ward. An additional two (2) days with pay may be granted by the Program Director for travel purposes. Compassionate leave for instances not listed above, will be at the discretion of the Program Director. Leaves will not be unreasonably denied.
Program Directors, via the Program Administrative Assistant with the assistance of the Administrative Resident as necessary, will email to RDoS all final resident duty schedules on the day they are posted in the program.
Vacation time, sick leave and leave of absence for any purpose shall not be regarded as time available for on-call duty periods; rather, the number of duty periods shall be pro-rated to the number of days actually worked. (Articles 12.0 and 13.0)