(1) An employee who requests leave due to
disability may be required to provide medical certification specifying that the
disabling condition requires a leave of absence. Medical certification shall be
obtained by the employee in accordance with agency policy and procedure, the
sick leave rules, ARM 2.21.137, and this rule.
(2) An employee who requests more than 6
calendar weeks of leave due to disability shall provide medical certification.
The agency may require medical certification at any time before
or during the leave and may
require recertification, except as described in ARM 2.21.908, maternity leave.
medical certification shall identify the illness or condition and estimate the length
of time off needed before the employee will be fit to return to work.
employing agency may require an employee who has been injured on the job to
provide medical certification consistent with this rule for purposes of
approving leave or continued employment. The agency need not rely on medical
certification provided by the workers' compensation division when considering
leave approval or continued employment.
the end of a leave of absence due to disability, an agency may require an employee
to provide medical certification that the employee is fit to perform the duties
of the position.