Qatar: New Regulations for Medical Certificates Announced

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Qatar: New Regulations for Medical Certificates Announced

Raya, 20 May 2024: The Health Specialties Department at the Public Health Ministry has confirmed that medical certificates issued to patients are legal documents.

Healthcare providers who issue misleading or inaccurate sick leave certificates may be subject to disciplinary procedures, and appropriate measures can be taken regarding any violation of the rules regulating them.

This may include taking civil or criminal legal action against violators.

The Department has announced in a circular the issuance of new regulations to regulate the acceptance and approval of requests to verify the validity and entitlement to sick leave.

The Department has explained that applications that do not meet the regulations, include the requirement for the employer to verify that the sick leave has been added to the electronic system E-Jaza.

Additionally, regarding sick leave issued by Hamad Medical Corporation and the Primary Health Care Corporation, the employer can refer to both entities if the relevant sick leave cannot be found in the electronic system. for the full story, click here.

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Tanya Jain