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Approved Doctors in the Public Sector: An Essential Role to Discover

Through this overview, it is evident that the approved doctor is a central figure in the monitoring medicine within the public sector. Although their role is specific, it is vital for civil servants and contractual agents, ensuring the smooth operation of the administration.

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In essence, the approved doctor serves as an advisory physician, similar to what is found in the social security fund, but for civil servants. By nature, they are the trusted medical pillar of the administration.

The path to a doctor’s approval in the public sector is rigorous and well-defined. On the recommendation of the regional health agency’s general director, the prefect, after considering the informed opinion of the Departmental Council of the Order of Doctors and the departmental medical unions, establishes a list of approved doctors. The selected doctors are either on their request or with their consent, for a period of three years, renewable.

It should be noted that the administration can sometimes do without the intervention of an approved doctor if the individual provides a medical certificate from a specialist attached to a regional or university hospital. International Reach Civil servants abroad are not left behind. Heads of diplomatic and consular missions have the discretion to approve doctors in the country where they reside.

Impartiality and collaboration

Medical ethics is at the heart of the approved doctor’s action: they must absolutely recuse themselves when faced with civil servants or candidates for public jobs they have previously treated.

The medical council, in addition to having approved doctors among its members, can also call on their expertise. If necessary, they can attend council meetings, but their voice is purely advisory.

A diversified practice

Certain positions in the public sector require specific health conditions due to the risks they entail, such as policemen. In such cases, the approved doctor intervenes to assess the agent’s fitness. In case of dispute, a medical council is consulted.

Part-time Therapeutic The procedure for therapeutic part-time is also under the auspices of the approved doctor. When a civil servant requests an extension of this work modality, a review is swiftly conducted by the approved doctor to evaluate its relevance.

Sick leaves, which are granted in case of work incapacity due to illness, can be subjected to control by the approved doctor. Their role is also crucial for civil servants wishing for an activity extension.

When an agent requests a leave for temporary disability attributable to service (CITIS), the approved doctor may be consulted to assess the merits of this request, especially if the circumstances surrounding the disability are complex.

Recognition of occupational diseases

For contractual agents, the approved doctor plays a significant role by establishing a report for the Regional Committee for the Recognition of Occupational Diseases (CRRMP), especially when the occupational disease does not match the established criteria.

In Conclusion:

Through this overview, it becomes evident that the approved doctor is a central figure in the monitoring medicine within the public sector. Although their role is specific, it is vital for civil servants and contractual agents, ensuring the smooth operation of the administration.

Philippe Casanova

Specialist in occupational medicine and forensic medicine.