Sick note via phone

Currently, not only the number of people infected with the corona-virus is rising again. More people have a cold as well. Patients with mild infections of the respiratory tract can, once again, get a sick note from their doctor via phone. This is possible starting Monday, October 19th, and, for the time being, is planned until the end of this year. The Joint Federal Committee decided this. Representatives of doctors, hospitals and public health insurance agencies belong to this committee. The aim of this measure is to keep waiting rooms empty and protect at risk patients from a possible infection. The sick note via phone is valid for up to seven days. For this, the doctor has to thoroughly ask the patient questions via phone. The sick note can be extended via phone for another seven days once. This was already possible during springtime. The experienced showed, “how responsible the insured act,” says the Joint Federal Committee on its website.

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Impressionen zum Leben in Zeiten der Corona-Pandemie: Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL; Mostafa Elyasian, 27.06. 2020

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