Requirements for sick notes


In one of many steps taken by the Nova Scotia government to reduce the administrative responsibilities of physicians, the government passed Bill 256 Patient Access to Care Act.

Effective July 1, 2023, employers will only be allowed to ask for a sick note if an employee is absent for more than five days or if the employee has already had two absences of five days or fewer in the previous 12 months.

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