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What are the MCI guidelines for issuing a medical certificate?
Dr KK Aggarwal and Ms Ira Gupta,  21 August 2018
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The MCI has issued guidelines to be followed regarding medical certificates as follows: Regulation 1.3.3 of the MCI Code of Ethics Regulations state: “A Registered medical practitioner shall maintain a Register of Medical Certificates giving full details of certificates issued. When issuing a medical certificate he/she shall always enter the identification marks of the patient and keep a copy of the certificate. He/She shall not omit to record the signature and/or thumb mark, address and at least one identification mark of the patient on the medical certificates or report. The medical certificate shall be prepared as in Appendix 2.”

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