The new rules for checking sick leaves will begin to work from 2022. The corresponding order was approved by the Ministry of Health. Bulletins will be sent for revision, on the basis of which the patient is sent to a sanatorium or for a medical and social examination.
As it became known to “MK”, the auditors of the Social Insurance Fund will begin to closely monitor the correctness of sick leave issued to citizens. Now such checks are also carried out, but only in cases where the patient sits on the ballot for more than 15 days. The new list of situations to be checked expands. As stated in the order of the Ministry of Health, in addition to the “long” hospital, officials will begin to check the certificates of incapacity for work, on the basis of which citizens are sent for medical and social examination and sanatorium treatment. In addition, the updated list includes duplicates of certificates of incapacity for work and situations when a doctor prescribes a Russian sick leave for a patient in exchange for one issued abroad. The study of such sick leave will become a mandatory element of a routine check.
As noted in the document, such audits will be carried out in a medical institution once a year or once every three years, and the clinic’s management will know about the upcoming audit in advance. In addition, an unscheduled check of sick leave is also possible. It can be initiated by the patient himself or his legal representative. In this case, not only the correctness of filling out the ballot, the validity of the diagnosis and the duration of treatment will be checked, but also any other actions or inaction of the medical staff associated with the issuance of the document. Also, the auditors of the FSS will study all cases of damage or theft of sick leave forms.