RACGP warns over ‘farcical’ $20 online sick notes

Professor Michael Clements says employers may stop accepting the online certificates.
Associate Professor Michael Clements
Associate Professor Michael Clements.

The RACGP says a loophole in telehealth legislation has led to a proliferation of online medical services offering ‘farcical’ sick certificates, putting both doctors and patients at risk.

For less than $20, providers will email a sick note for 1-2 days based on an online application.