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E-sick leave certificates passed by the Sejm

On 15th May 2015 the Sejm has passed the bill prepared by the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy on implementing e-sick leave certificates as from 2016. Since the said date doctors will not be obliged to issue a sick leave certificate in paper form. The Social Security Institution and an employer will be provided with the relevant information via Internet.

The new regulations stipulate that in 2016 it still will be possible to issue a paper sick leave certificate. However, since 2017 such form will be only honored in extraordinary cases, such as home visit where the Internet is not available.

The aim of the said legislation is fraud prevention, in particular regarding short term sick leaves which until today were impossible to inspect due to excessive bureaucracy.

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