A sick leave is issued on the basis of illness in a polyclinic at the place of residence or is issued in a hospital if the patient underwent a course of treatment and was admitted without an open certificate of incapacity for work. The employer is obliged to carefully check the correctness of filling out the sick leave presented by the employee. The Federal Social Insurance Service does not accept documents with inaccuracies, corrections, and strikethroughs.
The new form of the certificate of incapacity for work must be filled out neatly. If a medical institution makes a mistake, inaccuracy or correction when drawing up a sick leave, the form must be destroyed and a new document, filled out correctly, without errors, is issued in return.
In the old certificate of incapacity for work, according to the rules, it was allowed to correct no more than two errors, but all entries had to be easy to read, crossed out by one couple, marked "to believe corrected", with the stamp of the medical institution under the correction and signed by the person in charge.
This is currently unacceptable. The Federal Social Security Fund will not accept corrected sick leave and will return it to the employer.
The employer is obliged to notify the employee that the sick leave is not payable and ask to bring a duplicate or a new document, completed without errors and corrections.
A duplicate is issued in the same medical institution where the original sick leave was received. The new form of the certificate of incapacity for work provides a special field to indicate that the reissued document is a duplicate. There was no such field on the old sick leave form.
If the employer filled out the sick leave and, when entering information about the employee's salary, made mistakes, all problems that have arisen with the social insurance fund must be resolved independently, without involving the employee in this issue, who presented the correctly filled sick leave.
If it is impossible to settle the issue of payment, all responsibility falls on the shoulders of the employer, and he is obliged to pay from his own funds the sick leave presented by the employee in full according to the average earnings for 24 months, taking into account the length of service of the employee.