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FMLA/TMLA: Birth of Child

FMLA and TMLA for birth of child

Employee Birth of Child Checklist

The following resources will help you move through the process for an FMLA and/or Tennessee Maternity Leave Act (TMLA) application for birth of a child. If you have questions about the FMLA process, contact your FMLA Coordinator at 615-343-4125 or email

If you experience complications prior to the birth of a child, see the Complications Prior to Birth of a Child webpage.

Step 1: FMLA/TMLA Request

You may complete the online Medical Leave Request Form to request FMLA and/or TMLA.

Step 2: FMLA/TMLA Eligibility and Approval or Denial

Your FMLA Coordinator will provide your notice of rights and responsibilities, approval letter, and additional materials upon completion of step 1 above.

If you are a privileged provider or hold clinical privileges, you must notify Provider Support Services (PSS) of your FMLA approval. Once you receive your approval letter, email your full name and dates of absence to

Step 3: While on FMLA/TMLA

Pay While on Leave

Sample Timelines for Paid Leave

Step 4: Returning from FMLA/TMLA