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How to get a certificate/sheet on temporary incapacity for work?

If you are absent from the workplace or missing classes due to illness, you must provide a certificate or temporary disability sheet at the place of work or study. Certificate of temporary incapacity for work and temporary disability sheet are different medical documents, the procedure for issuing them is in accordance with approved rules and procedures.

The certificate of temporary incapacity for work is a document certifying the fact of incapacity for work, which is the basis for release from work (study) without receiving benefits.

The temporary disability sheet for work is a document certifying the fact of incapacity for work, which is the basis for exemption from work and receiving social benefits for temporary incapacity for work, for pregnancy and childbirth, as well as social benefits for women (men) who adopted a newborn child. Disability sheets (sick leave sheets) are issued to persons employed at any job.

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Who issues a sheet/certificate of incapacity for work?

A sheet/certificate of temporary incapacity for work is issued by:

  1. doctors of medical organizations of state and private forms of ownership, as well as those engaged in private medical practice (hereinafter referred to as healthcare entities), if they have a license to carry out medical activities, including examination of temporary incapacity for work, issued in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan as of May 16, 2014 “On Permits and Notifications”.
  2. medical workers with secondary medical education of organizations of primary healthcare of state ownership with self-admission of patients and self-service of primary calls at home.
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Where can I turn to for a sheet/certificate of incapacity for work?

  1. To the ambulance service 103. Find out how to get an ambulance here. In case of emergency treatment in the ambulance service, depending on the patient’s condition, he/she is hospitalized in a stationary medical organization (hospital) or gets a “signal sheet,” with which he/she needs to contact the district doctor of the Almaty polyclinic at the place of attachment.
  2. Call a district doctor of the Almaty polyclinic at the place of attachment. The district doctor conducts an examination of the patient, prescribes treatment and time of visiting the clinic for a follow-up examination. Learn how to call a local doctor at home here.
  3. Contact the district doctor of the polyclinic in Almaty. Find out how to register with a polyclinic here.
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The procedure for issuing a certificate/sheet on temporary incapacity for work

  1. Certificate/sheet on temporary incapacity for work is issued from the date of application to the clinic upon presentation of an identity document, after medical examination of the patient by a medical employee and recording data on the state of his/her health in an outpatient (medical) card. When issuing a certificate/sheet of incapacity for work, the day of your application to the trauma center or ambulance service is counted on the basis of a certificate or a “signal sheet” issued by these medical organizations. A person combining training with work receives a sheet and a certificate of temporary incapacity for work simultaneously. 
  2. For diseases and injuries, the doctor issues a sheet and a certificate of temporary incapacity for work personally and non-recurrently for three calendar days with a total duration of no more than six calendar days. Extension of the sheet and a certificate of temporary incapacity for work for more than six calendar days is conducted jointly with the head of the medical organization for a total of no more than twenty calendar days. Extension of the sheet on temporary incapacity for work for more than twenty calendar days is carried out at the conclusion of the Medical Consultative Commission (MCC).
  3. A sheet and certificate of temporary incapacity for work is issued in case of hospitalization – in a hospital from the date of hospitalization, in case of treatment in an outpatient conditions – in a medical organization that provides outpatient care at the place of attachment (non-resident – at the place of treatment) on the day of treatment, including the day of treatment in a traumatological station and an ambulance on the basis of a certificate confirming treatment in these medical organizations. Sheet of temporary incapacity for work is issued for a period not exceeding sixty calendar days, with the exception of pregnancy and childbirth, as well as certain types of diseases.
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Conditions under which the employer has and has no right to dismiss you

According to the Labor Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the employer has the right to dismiss an employee due to failure to appear on the grounds of temporary incapacity for work for more than sixty calendar days, with the exception of pregnancy and childbirth, and certain types of diseases.
The place of work (position) remains until the restoration of disability or the establishment of disability with respect of an employee who has lost his ability to work due to an industrial trauma or occupational disease.

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