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Medical notes


For COVID-19 concerns

Concordia is not requesting medical notes if you are self-isolating following public health guidelines for COVID-19. More information can be found in Concordia's COVID-19 updates.
 

For Non-COVID-19 concerns

For classes

If a student cannot attend a class or lab, complete an assignment or write an exam due to illness, a medical note may be provided under the following conditions: 

  • the nurse or doctor must evaluate the student prior to the exam, class/lab or due date for an assignment;

  • the medical examination indicates the presence of objective* symptoms of an illness or injury; and

  • the illness or injury must be serious enough to justify absence from an exam, class or lab or for an extension of an assignment.

If a student fulfils the above conditions, a nurse or doctor may provide a medical note for a class, lab, midterm exam or assignment.  A doctor is the only health professional who can complete any medical form for a final exam.

Please note that obtaining a medical certificate from Health Services or any other clinic does not guarantee that a student will be excused for an exam, lab, class or assignment. The final decision is made by the professor or the Examinations Office.

For information on the University’s policy on exams, consult the exams section of Concordia’s website.

For work

If a student, staff or faculty member cannot work because of an illness or injury, a doctor may provide a medical note under the following conditions:

  • the doctor must evaluate the person at the time of illness;

  • the medical examination indicates the presence of objective* symptoms of an illness or injury; and

  • the illness or injury must be serious enough to justify absence from work.

Consult HR (CSpace) for more information on Concordia employee disability plans.

*Objective symptoms are those that are measurable (e.g., fever, swelling, redness) or observable (e.g., discharge or fracture).

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