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New regulations on the granting of medical leave certificates for quarantine and isolation

According to the communications issued by the National Health Insurance Entity, new regulations on granting medical leave certificates for quarantine and isolation have been introduced.

The Order No 1.395/830/2020, had amended and supplemented the implementing rules of the provisions of the GEO No 158/2005, published in the Official Gazette No 708/06.08.2020.

I provides that persons for whom the quarantine or isolation measure was established until the date of entry into force of Law No 136/2020, but for whom the sick leave certificates were not issued during this period.

They may be granted certificates of temporary incapacity for work under the regulations of the GEO 158/2005, in conjunction with those provided for in Art. 20, paragraph 1 of Law 136/2020, in force from 21 July 2020, the health ministry is to take responsibility for the medical leave certificates for the persons who are in quarantine or isolation established until the date of entry into force of this law, according to the legislation in force at the time of granting.



Thus, both for persons in quarantine, irrespective of where it was established, and for persons for whom isolation measures were imposed, sick leave certificates are issued by their family doctor, On the basis of documents issued by the public health Directorate where the periods for which quarantine or containment measures have been introduced are also stipulated.



From 21 July 2020, after the entry into force of Law No 136/2020, the insured person for whom the measure of isolation in a health establishment has been established shall be entitled to medical leave from the treating doctor on discharge from the hospital. The treating doctor shall have the possibility to release sick leave on discharge until the maximum period of isolation, which shall run from the time of admission, or for a period fixed by him.

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after the expiry of the medical leave granted on leaving the hospital, the resumption of work is not allowed by the person's health status, the family doctor shall have the possibility to extend the medical leave for the same condition for the period recommended in the medical letter issued by the referring doctor in the hospital.

If the treating doctor has not issued sick leave on discharge, for the period during which the insured person is isolated at his home or at the location declared by him, the medical leave certificate for the same condition shall be granted by the family doctor who monitors the health status of the person through distance medical consultations. In that case, the certificate of temporary incapacity for work shall be issued after the last day of the cessation of the isolation period, but no later than 30 calendar days after that date.

For insured persons for whom the quarantine measure was established, under the conditions of Law No 136/2020, certificates of sick leave for quarantine shall be issued by the family doctors after the last day of the end of the quarantine period, for the period laid down by the document issued by the public health Directorate, but no later than 30 calendar days after the date of the end of the quarantine period. If the quarantine period exceeds 90 days, an expert social security medical advice is not required for the granting of sick leave, as would normally be.

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he amounts of allowances payable by employers to employees who have received sick leave certificates and who, according to the provisions of Government Emergency Ordinance No 158/2005, approved with amendments and additions by Law No 399/2006, as amended and supplemented, The budget of the national Fund for Social Security is to be covered and recovered from the budget of the national Fund for Health Insurance from the budget credits provided for this purpose, so for employers there are no major changes in this respect.

 

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