Medical Certificates
Medical Certificates
This guide provides an overview of medical certificates in employment and privacy law as related to medical certificates.
A medical certificate is a certificate which is issued by a health practitioner registered under the
Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003.
Medical certificates have a multiple of applications in the employment context and should be
understood for what they are, and what they are not.
Your contractual right to request a medical certificate in some circumstances does not necessarily
address the concern behind the request; the issues behind medical certificates should be understood
and appreciated so important issues are not missed.

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