The Civil Service Bureau addressed the Ministry of Health after the ministry asked it to provide it with a legal opinion regarding the launch of the service to create sick leave without medical advice, so that the employee can obtain the leave through the platform without visiting the health center.

The Assistant Undersecretary for Legal Affairs at the Civil Service Bureau, in his response to the ministry, of which “al-Anbaa” obtained a copy, stated that the Ministry of Health’s proposal, according to the proposed procedure, is discretionary to the employer, which has the right to accept and reject, as this is a legal violation, and contradicts the nature of the leave, reports a local Arabic daily.

The source indicate that the proposal requires submission to the Civil Service Council to amend its decision No. 39 of 2006 referred to, because this decision requires the granting of sick lease to be granted by primary health care centers, and therefore granting it without medical approval according to the proposed procedure says no action may be taken without the approval of the Civil Service Council.

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