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8 conditions for the approval of sick leaves and medical reports in the private and public sectors
8 conditions for the approval of sick leaves and medical reports in the private and public sectors

The Ministry of Health and Community Protection has set 8 conditions and requirements for attesting sick leaves and medical reports, before submitting them to the employer, whether private or governmental.

The ministry clarified that the service of attesting sick leaves and medical reports issued by private or governmental health facilities, regardless of their duration, comes with the aim of submitting them to employers, noting that the procedures for obtaining the service vary according to that period. Leaves of more than 5 days require approval from the medical committees. concerned. The ministry stated that the eight conditions and requirements for obtaining the service are that sick leaves issued by private or government health facilities in Sharjah and the other northern emirates can be attested in the health facility in which the treatment was carried out. If the leave period is 5 days or less, it is certified electronically without the need for the approval of medical committees.”

And she continued, "If the duration of the sick leave is more than 5 days and extends up to a month, it must be ratified electronically and the fees for it must be collected, and then approved by the Medical Subcommittee according to the emirate. The senior medical facility in the Ministry of Health and Community Protection, and the private medical facility must be licensed.

The ministry added, "The time period from the date of issuance of the license by the medical facility and the request for approval from the ministry should not exceed one month to obtain the approval of the Ministry of Health and Community Protection, and the sick leaves issued by health institutions affiliated with the health authorities in Dubai and Abu Dhabi must first be approved by the Ministry of Health and Prevention. The Health Authority by city, then submitting the request electronically through the website of the Ministry of Health and Prevention, while the medical reports or sick leaves issued by medical institutions outside the country are certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and in the event that customers wish to approve the sick leave from the Ministry of Health and Community Protection It is then transferred to the medical committee for approval.

The ministry explained that to obtain the service, several procedures must be followed, including submitting the application via the website through registering in the electronic services, obtaining the user name and password, entering the electronic system, submitting the application and paying the fees, attaching the relevant documents, and then receiving the application Certified by the Ministry of Health and Community Protection. She indicated that the service is requested through all medical facilities in the Emirate of Sharjah and the other northern emirates by attesting the sick leaves issued through the health facility in which the treatment was carried out by entering the electronic system, recording the details of the leave and medical report, paying the fees, and issuing the certificate electronically. Print it and deliver it to the customer.