par Falez, Freddy
Référence Revue médicale de Bruxelles, 25, 4, page (A 337-A 341)
Publication Publié, 2004-09
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : Physicians have to complete medical certificates required by the sickness and incapacity insurance in Belgium. Certificate for incapacity for work allows the worker to take a rest needed by his health state. It is a part of the medical treatment. Incapacity for work is defined differently in the two main social legislations in our country: the legal frame concerning employed workers and the other one concerning free workers. In both legislations however, it is important that practitioners give the useful information to the advisor doctor of the insurance sickness fund. Making so, he helps his patient with coping with the controls imposed by the law. Using official forms is not compulsory but helps the physician to complete correctly an incapacity for work certificate. In health care area, certificates are needed to obtain reimbursement of treatments. The same concern will guide the practitioner when he completes these certificates.