Sick note website 'just out to make a quick buck'

A NEW telehealth website offering medical certificates in five minutes is “just out to make a quick buck”, the AMA says.

Dr Brian Morton, chair of the AMA Council of General Practice, says the service (The Medic, raises legal and ethical questions. 

“[However] it’s up to employers if they’re prepared to accept certificates from the service,” he says.

“Clearly there’s no examination done, but why on earth does the employer require the certificate in the first place?