Online sick notes a risky business for GPs

GPs who work with the online service Dr Sicknote are exposing themselves to medico-legal action if they issue carer’s leave certificates without consulting patients, says the AMA.

The Melbourne-based business, which opened in December, initially offered a service for people to get sick notes via videoconferencing, but has expanded to offer carer’s leave certificates as well –  apparently with the carers the subject of the consultation