Medical Certification -
When leave is taken because of an employee's own serious health condition, or the serious health condition of a family member, an employer may require an employee to obtain a medical certification from a health care provider that includes the following information:
DOL has developed two optional forms (WH-380E and WH-380F)
for employees or their family members to use in obtaining medical certification, including second and third opinions, from health care providers that meets FMLA's certification requirements. The employer may use these forms or other forms containing the same basic information; however, no information may be required beyond that specified in the FMLA regulations. In all instances, the information on the forms must relate only to the serious health condition for which the current need for leave exists.
. An employer may not reject a medical certification that otherwise meets these requirements due to the form of the certification provided.
Continue to Medical Certification – Authentication and Clarification or Return to Required Documentation/Certifications from Employees.
For more information on this aspect of the FMLA, see the FMLA regulations:
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