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Certification of Health Care Provider for
U.S. Department of Labor
Employee’s Serious Health Condition
(Family and Medical Leave Act)
Wage and Hour Division
OMB Control Number: 1235-0003
Expires: 5/31/2018
SECTION I: For Completion by the EMPLOYER
INSTRUCTIONS to the EMPLOYER: The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides that an employer
may require an employee seeking FMLA protections because of a need for leave due to a serious health condition to
submit a medical certification issued by the employee’s health care provider. Please complete Section I before giving
this form to your employee. Your response is voluntary. While you are not required to use this form, you may not ask
the employee to provide more information than allowed under the FMLA regulations, 29 C.F.R. §§ 825.306-825.308.
Employers must generally maintain records and documents relating to medical certifications, recertifications, or
medical histories of employees created for FMLA purposes as confidential medical records in separate files/records
from the usual personnel files and in accordance with 29 C.F.R. § 1630.14(c)(1), if the Americans with Disabilities
Act applies, and in accordance with 29 C.F.R. § 1635.9, if the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act applies.
Employer name and contact: __________________________________________________________________
Employee’s job title: _____________________________ Regular work schedule: _______________________
Employee’s essential job functions: _____________________________________________________________
Check if job description is attached: _____
SECTION II: For Completion by the EMPLOYEE
INSTRUCTIONS to the EMPLOYEE: Please complete Section II before giving this form to your medical
provider. The FMLA permits an employer to require that you submit a timely, complete, and sufficient medical
certification to support a request for FMLA leave due to your own serious health condition. If requested by your
employer, your response is required to obtain or retain the benefit of FMLA protections. 29 U.S.C. §§ 2613,
2614(c)(3). Failure to provide a complete and sufficient medical certification may result in a denial of your FMLA
request. 29 C.F.R. § 825.313. Your employer must give you at least 15 calendar days to return this form. 29 C.F.R.
§ 825.305(b).
Your name: __________________________________________________________________________________
First Middle Last
SECTION III: For Completion by the HEALTH CARE PROVIDER
INSTRUCTIONS to the HEALTH CARE PROVIDER: Your patient has requested leave under the FMLA.
Answer, fully and completely, all applicable parts. Several questions seek a response as to the frequency or
duration of a condition, treatment, etc. Your answer should be your best estimate based upon your medical
knowledge, experience, and examination of the patient. Be as specific as you can; terms such as “lifetime,”
“unknown,” or “indeterminate” may not be sufficient to determine FMLA coverage. Limit your responses to the
condition for which the employee is seeking leave. Do not provide information about genetic tests, as defined in 29
C.F.R. § 1635.3(f), genetic services, as defined in 29 C.F.R. § 1635.3(e), or the manifestation of disease or disorder
in the employee’s family members, 29 C.F.R. § 1635.3(b). Please be sure to sign the form on the last page.
Provider’s name and business address: ___________________________________________________________
Type of practice / Medical specialty: ____________________________________________________________
Telephone: (________)____________________________ Fax:(_________)_____________________________
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PART A: MEDICAL FACTS
1. Approximate date condition commenced: __________________________________
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Probable duration of condition: ______________________________________________________________
Mark below as applicable:
Was the patient admitted for an overnight stay in a hospital, hospi
ce, or residential
m
e
dical care facility
?
___
No
___Yes.
If so, dates of ad
mission:
Date(s) you tr
eated the patient for condition:
Will the patient need to have treatment visits at least twice per y
ear due to the condition? ___No ___ Yes.
Was medication, other than over-the-counter medication, prescribed? ___
No ___Yes.
Was the patient referred to other health care provider(s) for evaluation or treatm
e
nt (e.g.,
phy
s
ical therapist)
?
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No
__
_
_Yes
. If so, state the nature of such treatments and expected duration of treatment:
2. Is the medical condition pregnancy? ___
No ___Yes. If so, expected delivery date: ____________________
3. Use the information provided by the em
ployer in Section I to a
n
swer this question. If the
em
ploy
er fail
s to
provide a list
of the em
ployee’
s essential
functions or a
job descripti
on, answer these questions based upon
the employee’s own description of his/her job functions.
Is the employee unable to perform any of his/her job functions due to the condition: ____ No ____ Yes.
If so, identify the job functions the em
ployee is unable to perform:
4. Describe other relevant medical facts, if any, related to the condition for which the employee seeks leave
(such medical facts may inc
lude symptoms, diagnosis, or any regimen of continuing treatment such as the use
of specialized equipment):
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PART B: AMOUNT OF LEAVE NEEDED
5. Will the employee be incapacitated for a single continuous period of time due to his/her medical condition,
including any time for treatment and recovery? ___No ___Yes.
If so, estimate the beginning and ending dates for the period of incapacity: _______________________
6. Will the employee need to attend follow-up treatment appointments or work part-time or on a reduced
schedule because of the employee’s medical condition? ___No
___Yes.
If so, are the treatments or the reduced number of hours of work m
e
dically necessary?
___No ___Yes.
Estimate treatment schedule, if any, incl
uding the dates of any scheduled appointments and the time
required for each appointment, including any recovery period:
Estimate the part-time or reduced work schedule the e
m
ploy
ee needs, if any
:
____
___
___ hour(s) per d
a
y;
___
___
__
__ days per week
from _____________ through _____________
7. Will the condition cause episodic flare-ups periodically preventing the employee from performing his/her job
functions? ____No ____Yes.
Is it medically necessary for the empl
oyee to be absent from work during the flare-ups?
____
No
____
Yes
. If so, explain:
Based upon the patient’s medical history
and your knowledge of t
he medical condition, estimate the
frequency of flare-ups and the duration of related incapacity that th
e patient may have over the next 6
months (e.g., 1 episode every 3 months lasting 1-2 days):
Frequency : _____ times per _____ week(s) _____ month(s)
Duration: _____ hours or ___ day(s) per episode
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: IDENTIFY QUESTION NUM
BER WITH YOUR ADDITIONAL
ANSWER.
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Signature of Health Care Provider Date
PAPERWORK REDUCTION ACT NOTICE AND PUBLIC BURDEN STATEMENT
If submitted, it is mandatory for employers to retain a copy of this disclosure in their records for three years. 29 U.S.C. § 2616; 29
C.F.R. § 825.500. Persons are n
ot required to respond to this collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB
control nu
mber. The Department of Labor estimates that it will take an average of 20 minutes for respondents to complete this
collection of information, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining
the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. If you have any comments regarding this burden
estimate or any other aspect of this collection information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, send them to the
Administrator, Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S-3502, 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC
20210. DO NOT SEND COMPLETED FORM TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR; RETURN TO THE PATIENT.
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