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Medical Notes

What Health Services can do

For school
If a student cannot attend a class or lab, complete an assignment, or write an exam due to illness, the health professionals at Health Services may provide a medical note, but only under the following conditions:

  • The nurse or doctor must see 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 the University website.

For work
If a student, staff or faculty member cannot work because of an illness or injury, a doctor at Health Services may provide a medical note.

Medical notes may be provided only under the following conditions:

  • The doctor must see 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.

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

 

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