State of Connecticut Human Resources
Medical Certificate
Return to:
Agency Name: _________________________________ Attn: Human Resources
Address: ______________________________________________FAX: ______________________
Must be submitted within 30 days of foreseeable leave, if leave is FMLA qualifying.
Form #: P33A - Employee
Revision Date: 2/2011 To be used by employee who is absent for personal illness, including FMLA absences.
This medical certificate is to be used by an employee who is or will be absent for health reasons including the
birth of a child. It shall be given to the employee or sent directly to his physician or practitioner. The name of
the person and the address of the agency to which this certificate is to be returned shall be inserted in the
space provided. The PHYSICIAN OR PRACTITIONER will generally return the filled out certificate to the
agency head or authorized representative. Fill in employee’s name, position and address below.
Agency Head or Representative Agency Name
Agency Address (No. and Street)
(City or Town) (State) (ZIP Code)
Employee’s Name and Employee’s Number
Employee’s Position Department
Address (No. and Street)
(City or Town) (State) (ZIP Code)
No sick leave, federal FMLA, state family/medical leave (C.G.S. 5-248a), special leave with pay in excess of
five (5) days, or leave as otherwise prescribed by contract, shall be granted state employees unless supported
by a medical certificate filed with, and acceptable to, the appointing authority. The period of incapacity
(including, in the case of pregnancy, the period of time before and after birth when the employee is unable for
medical reasons to perform the requirements of her job) must be reported with a description of the nature of
the incapacity entered under (2) and/or (7).
The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) prohibits employers and other entities covered
by GINA Title II from requesting or requiring genetic information of an individual or family member of the
individual, except as specifically allowed by this law. To comply with this law, we are asking that you not
provide any genetic information when responding to this request for medical information. `Genetic information'
as defined by GINA, includes an individual's family medical history, the results of an individual's or family
member's genetic tests, the fact that an individual or an individual's family member sought or received genetic
services, and genetic information of a fetus carried by an individual or an individual's family member or an
embryo lawfully held by an individual or family member receiving assistive reproductive services.
This form must be
executed by a
physician or
practitioner whose
method of healing is
recognized by the
State, except where
otherwise indicated.
Note: The health
care provider must
practice in the
specialty for which
the patient is being
Pages 3-4 of this form describes what is meant by a “serious health condition” / “serious
illness” under federal FMLA and state family/medical leave (C.G.S. 5-248a). Does the patient’s
condition qualify under any of the categories described? (Please be sure to refer to pp. 3 and 4 for
specific definitions.) ________ If yes, please check the appropriate category:
(fill in “yes” or “no”)
____ Inpatient care with overnight stay ____ Permanent/long-term conditions requiring supervision
____ Incapacity and treatment ____ Multiple treatments (non-chronic conditions)
____ Pregnancy (includes prenatal) ____ None of the above
____ Chronic conditions requiring treatments
(2) If this absence is for an FMLA qualifying reason, describe the medical facts that support your
certification, including a brief statement as to how the medical facts meet the criteria of one of the
categories on pages 3-4. If this absence is not for an FMLA qualifying reason, describe the medical
facts that support your certification of the employee’s medical condition and incapacity from work. If
additional space is needed, continue remarks under Section (7).
(3) (a) Answer the following:
1. The approximate date the condition commenced. _____________________________
2. The probable duration of the condition. ____________________________________
3. The probable duration of the patient’s present incapacity (if different from (3)(a) 2. above).
4. The date of the employee’s most recent examination for the condition. ______________
(b) Will it be necessary for the employee to take work only intermittently or on a reduced
schedule as a result of the condition (including for treatment described in ITEM (4) below)?
If yes, give the probable duration and frequency.__________________
(fill in “yes” or no”)
(fill in no. of months or days, etc.)
Patricia Lindo
Manchester Community College
P.O. Box 1046, MS #2 Manchester CT 06040
(Please print legibly.)
(c) If condition is a “chronic condition” (as checked off under Section (1)) or pregnancy, state
whether the patient is presently incapacitated and the likely duration and frequency of
episodes of incapacity:
____ Patient ____ is ____ is not presently incapacitated. (check one)
Going forward, estimate the:
____ Duration of episodes of incapacity = _______________ (hours or days, etc.)
____ Frequency of episodes of incapacity = ________ (no. of times per week or month, etc.)
(a) If additional treatments will be required for the condition and/or the patient will be absent
from work or other daily activities because of treatment on an intermittent or part-time basis,
____ An estimate of the probable number of such treatments. _______________________
____ An estimate of the probable interval between such treatments. _________________
____ An actual or estimated dates of treatment, if known. ___________________________
____ Period required for recovery, if any. _______________________________________
(b) If any of these treatments will be provided by another provider of health services (e.g.,
physical therapist), please state the nature of the treatment and period of time covered.
(c) If a regimen of continuing treatment by the patient is required under your supervision, provide
a general description of such regimen (e.g., prescription drugs, physical therapy requiring
special equipment). _________________________________________________________
(a) During the period of incapacity, is the employee able to perform work of an
(fill in “yes” or “no”)
(b) If able to perform some work, is the employee unable to perform any one or more of the
essential functions of the employee’s job (if FMLA leave or if relevant, a job specification is
enclosed for your convenience)?
(fill in “yes” or “no”)
If yes, elaborate. ___________________________________________________________
(c) If neither (4)(a) or (4)(b) applies, is it necessary for the employee to be absent from work for
(fill in “yes” or “no”)
The employee will be able to return to regular or selective work on
__________________ (date). If selective work, explain under number (7) below.
Additional remarks:
Name of Physician or Practitioner AND Physician or Practitioner License Number (please type or print)
Address (No. and Street)
(City or Town) (State) (ZIP Code)
Signed (Physician or Practitioner) Date Telephone
Under the federal FMLA, “Serious Health Condition” is defined as an illness, injury, impairment, or physical or mental
condition that involves:
Any period of incapacity or treatment related to inpatient care
(i.e., an overnight stay in a hospital, hospice,
residential facility, OR
Continuing treatment by a health care provider.
Continuing treatment” by a health care provider includes any one or more of the following:
1) Incapacity and Treatment:
: A period of incapacity of more than three consecutive full calendar days and
any subsequent treatment or period of incapacity relating to the same condition, that also involves:
Treatment two or more times within 30 days of the first day of incapacity, unless extenuating
circumstances exist, , OR
Treatment by a health care provider on at least one occasion which results in a regimen of
continuing treatment under the supervision of the health care provider.
Treatment means an in-person visit to a health care provider. The first (or only) in-person treatment
must take place within seven (7) days of the first day of incapacity.
2) Pregnancy
: Any period of incapacity due to pregnancy, or for prenatal care.
3) Chronic Conditions Requiring Treatments
: Any period of incapacity or treatment for such incapacity due
to a chronic condition which:
Requires periodic visits for treatment by a health care provider or by a nurse physician’s assistant
under direct supervision of health care provider;
Continues over an extended period of time (including recurring episodes of a single underlying
condition); AND
May cause episodic rather than a continuing period of incapacity. Examples
: asthma, diabetes,
4) Permanent/Long-term Conditions
: A period of incapacity, which is permanent or long-term due to a
condition for which treatment may not be effective. The employee or family member must be under the
continuing supervision of, but need not be receiving active treatment by, a health care provider.
: Alzheimer’s, a severe stroke, or the terminal stages of a disease.
5) Multiple Treatments (Non-Chronic Conditions)
: Any period of absence to receive multiple treatments
(including any period of recovery therefrom) by a health care provider or by a provider of health care
services under orders of, or on referral by, a health care provider, either for restorative surgery after an
accident or other injury, or for a condition that would likely result in a period of incapacity of more than
three consecutive calendar days in the absence of medical intervention or treatment. Examples
: cancer
(chemotherapy, radiation, etc.) severe arthritis (physical therapy), and kidney disease (dialysis).
Substance abuse may be a serious health condition if the conditions mentioned above are met. However, FMLA leave may only be taken for
treatment for substance abuse by a health care provider or by a provider of health care services on referral by a health care provider. On the other
hand, absence because of the employee’s use of the substance, rather than for treatment, does not qualify for FMLA leave.
Please Note: For the purposes of federal FMLA the following terms are defined to mean:
Incapacity” – inability to work, attend school or perform other regular daily activities due to the serious health condition, treatment therefore,
or recovery therefrom.
Treatment” – includes examinations to determine if a serious health condition exists and evaluations of the condition. It does not include
routine physical examinations, eye examinations, or dental examinations.
A regimen of continuing treatment” – includes, for example, a course of prescription medication (e.g. an antibiotic) or therapy requiring
special equipment to resolve or alleviate the health condition. It does not include the taking of over-the-counter medications such as aspirin,
antihistamines, or salves, or bed-rest, drinking fluids, exercise, and other similar activities that can be initiated without a visit to a health care
“Intermittent Leave” – is leave taken in separate blocks of time due to a single qualifying reason.
“Reduced Leave Schedule” – is leave schedule that reduces an employee’s usual number of working hours per work-week or hours per
workday. It is a change in the employee’s schedule for a period of time, normally from full-time to part-time.
Under the state’s family/medical leave law, “Serious Illness” is defined as an illness, injury, impairment or
physical or mental condition that involves:
Inpatient care in a hospital, hospice, or residential care facility;
Continuing treatment or continuing supervision by a health care provider [C.G.S. 5-248a(c) and CT
State Regulation 5-248b-1(d)].
Employee’s name:
Date leave commenced:
Date of return:
I understand that following my medical leave under federal FMLA and/or C.G.S. 5-248a my restoration to
employment is subject to the following conditions:
1. As a condition of restoration, I must provide a written certification from my health care provider
certifying that I am able to resume working.
2. Every attempt will be made to restore me to my original position. If my original position is unavailable, I
will be placed in an equivalent position with equivalent pay and benefits, unless contract specifies
3. If I am returning from unpaid
family and medical leave, I shall not be entitled to the accrual of any
seniority or employment benefits during the period of leave, unless contract specifies otherwise.
Employee’s signature:
I have examined and can certify that she/he is fully able to resume working on
(employee name) (date)
Health care provider’s signature: Date:
Name: Telephone: ( )
(please print)