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The date the medical certificate was issued\nThe name and details of the person who is off sick\nThe dates that are to be covered\nThe name and details of the doctor or pharmacist who provides the medical certificate (including provider number)\nThe signature of the doctor or pharmacist\nNo, although the employer should consider the circumstances in each case.\nIf an employee informs a doctor that they were unable to attend work on a particular day, the medical certificate must be dated according to the date of examination, not the date the worker conveyed their inability to attend work.\nthe medical certificate can only state that on the day(s) the absenteeism occurred, the patient stated they were suffering from the described condition. \nThe doctor is free to state if signs or symptoms still persist at the time of examination.\n

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A medical certificate is documentary proof of illness from a

registered medical practitioner stating that the employee will

be/was unfit for work.

WHAT IS A MEDICAL CERTIFICATE

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 A registered medical practitioner in clinic or hospital

 General practitioner

 Specialist

 Online registered medical practitioners

 New services in Australia allow access to General Practitioners via

teleconsultation for minor ailments instead of face to face

 An example – www.drsicknote.com.au

 Pharmacists

HOW CAN YOU ACCESS A MEDICAL

CERTIFICATE?

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 The date the medical certificate was issued

 The name and details of the person who is off sick

 The dates that are to be covered

 The name and details of the doctor or pharmacist who provides

the medical certificate (including provider number)

 The signature of the doctor or pharmacist

WHAT INFORMATION NEEDS TO BE ON

A MEDICAL CERTIFICATE

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 No, although the employer should consider the circumstances in

each case.

 If an employee informs a doctor that they were unable to attend

work on a particular day, the medical certificate must be dated

according to the date of examination, not the date the worker

conveyed their inability to attend work.

 the medical certificate can only state that on the day(s) the

absenteeism occurred, the patient stated they were suffering

from the described condition.

 The doctor is free to state if signs or symptoms still persist at the

time of examination.

CAN MEDICAL CERTIFICATES BE

BACKDATED?

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