Sick with a cold and back on the phone

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Rising Corona-Numbers: In the cold to get complaints again by phone: The as the “yellow slip” known Sick leave.

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This is a response to the rise in Corona: As in the case of the first waves of write-offs by telephone are now sick again – as long as it is cold complaints. The scheme is valid from this Monday.

Due to the intensified Corona location, patients can get with common cold complaints now and again nationwide over the phone with a sick case. The special regulation comes into force on Monday, and shall remain in force for the time being until the end of the year – the had been decided by the Federal Joint Committee in health care last Thursday.

Patients with mild respiratory diseases do not have to go into a practice, just because you need a Sick note. To help full the waiting room and to avoid contagion risks.

Sick leave for each seven days

The corresponding sick leave each for seven days. Doctors need to ask patients personally on the phone to your state. A one-time extension of the Sickness may call for a further seven calendar days issued.

Nationwide telephone were on sick leave already in the early phase of the pandemic is possible. Later, it was been decided that these only happen a proposal to allow, depending on the Infection, on the application of regional and on a temporary basis by exception.

The kassenärztliche bundesvereinigung had made a last favour of the scheme in the face of rising Corona-infection numbers in the autumn and Winter of extending. The Instrument had relieved the practices already in March and April, significantly.


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