Doctor Excuse Note Samples

Doctor Excuse Notes

A doctor’s excuse or sick note serves as a medical certificate for an employee showing the incapability of the employee in the performance of his/her duties at work due to health issues. This document is kept in the record file.

Companies usually have policies to ask for doctor excuse notes in case of employee’s absenteeism and the policies can vary for the number of days an employee can remain absent without provision of a doctor’s note.

There could be many reasons for this policy. For instance, a company is answerable to shareholders, it needs proof that the employee is not making excuses, it needs to evaluate employees on the basis of discipline, etc.

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Therefore, when an employee gets sick or faces an accident and takes day/days off, the management asks for a doctor’s note to make sure the employee was actually unwell. The employee, hence, requests the concerned doctor to write such a note for him on official letterhead.

The doctor cannot state the employee’s disease without his/her permission due to privacy laws and simply provides evidence for the company.

It may also state the number of days that an employee is required to rest or the special provisions required once he returns to work so that the company can cooperate. In addition, the required future appointments are often mentioned as well.

As the law states, the company cannot punish an employee on the basis of absenteeism if the doctor/healthcare professional has provided proof of unwellness of an employee.

Sometimes, the companies do not require a doctor’s note rather they just need an absence letter written by employees stating the reason behind their absence. On the contrary, some companies require even the details of visit appointments from doctors.

Sample 1: Doctor Excuse Note

Date

Name of Doctor

Address

To whom it may concern,

It is to notify that I treated Mr. Sam John on 21st July 2018 at 12:30 p.m. in ‘Wellness Hospital’.

He had an accident and his left leg was badly bleeding when he came to the hospital. He got five stitches and was remained under observation for five hours.

I prescribed him medicines and complete rest of five days which is why he could not come to work. Further, he is scheduled for another appointment on 3rd August 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

If you need any further documents, feel free to call me at [CONTACT] during my office hours (12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. daily).

Regards,

Doctor’s name

Doctor excuse note template

Sample 2: Doctor Excuse Note

Date

Name of Doctor

Address

To whom it may concern,

Kindly, accept this letter as a notification that I attended Mr. Greg Smith on 23rd July 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at ‘Health hospital’.

The patient came with extreme pain on his right side of the abdomen. The relatives stated that he was having the pain at night and they came to the hospital when the pain became unbearable. On observation, I immediately had to operate him as the appendix was about to burst. This detailed information is provided on the request and with the consent of Mr. Greg Smith (along with his signatures at the end).

He will not be able to come to work for the next two weeks. Once he comes back, it is highly recommended that he does not walk much for a month at least. Cooperation in this regard would be appreciated.

Feel free to contact me at [CONTACT] anytime between 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. if you require any further documents.

Regards,

Doctor’s name

Doctor excuse note template

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