Guidelines for issuing Medical certificate

MCI recommendations regarding issuing medical certificates.

medical certificate or doctor’s certificate is a written statement from a physician or other medically qualified healthcare provider which attests to the result of a medical examination of a patient. It can serve as a “sick note” (documentation that an employee is unfit for work) or evidence of a health condition.

The guidelines relating to the issuing of valid medical certificates as a doctor are shared in this article.

1. Never give it for more than 15 days.

2. See Patient again after 15 days and re issue.

3. Even in repeat cases, make sure that he or she is the patient, and identify the pt. By photo I. D. Card, and then issue. *Not to the attendants.*

3. Avoid issuing certificates for diseases which you are not treating / or trained to treat. (Other Disciplines)

4. Describe the disability at best as you can even if you don’t know how to grade it.


*It is a legal document*

Even if you print otherwise, it is admissible in court & you can’t say, ” that it was not intended for legal purposes”

6. Certificate must address a particular person….” like the Principal of school, employer etc.

*Don’t write to whomsoever it may concern.*

7. Never give from a back date

8. Never give up without your OPD days.

9. Never give fitness on the advanced date or backdate.

10. Never give fitness, if Rest gave by somebody else.

11. Give if you can justify the disease or ailment and duration also for that particular disease.

12. If there is no disease, then always ask the purpose why you want to take medical, then only give 2- 3 days If someone’s family member is severely life-threatening to attend him on humanity grounds, please verify it before giving, because opinion can differ person to person.

13. Physical presence is a must because pt. May be abroad or heavenly abode. So never write down PNB (Patient NOT Brought)

14. You are responsible class one gazetted officer verifying the physical presence and attendance.

Legally and valid document in court to justify the presence and absence of the accused and deceased at the scene of the crime.

*📲Pls. Share In ALL Drs Groups or DrFriends Whom You Know Immdly As Much As Possible Without Any Hesitation or Delay.*

Take reasonable steps to keep the certificates and patient records in a safe place.


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