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Help taking a few sick days for surgery
Old 10-25-2018, 03:25 PM
 
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I want to have surgery on my body but the only date my surgeon has is two days before my spring break starts. I do not want to take two days off right before my break but the surgeon is moving out of state next year and that is the only date he has for this type of surgery. Before you ask, this is not for vanity but for something that makes me physically uncomfortable but is not covered by insurance usually. I am supposed to take my sick days before FMLA so I would only take two days. My question is, do I have to submit a doctors note with reason and type of medical procedure for absence to HR or just a doctors note? Any thoughts?


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Old 10-25-2018, 03:28 PM
 
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I only have to submit a doctors note if requested. Then it just says I was under their care. No details.
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It varies by contract but they can not require you to disclose the details of your medical treatments (feerpa). A doctors excuse should be enough. “Dr. So and So saw Adia on xx/xx/xx and she is able to return to work on xx/xx/xx “
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Thank you Ladies. I was not sure but I was worried because of the way it looks and if they looked him up they would know he is a surgeon. But it's only two days and my only opportunity to see this doctor.
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Do you have to have documentation for sick leave in your district?I would just put in for a sub, using sick leave. No doctor note needed for just two days here. And, when my kids got a doctor note to get absences excused, it just said so and so is under my care and can return to school on X date.


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if they looked him up they would know he is a surgeon

I answered on your other thread and it isn't anyone's concern if you use two sick days for a nose job or boob job or whatever.
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Zia has great advice. Look at your contract for use of sick days and follow the contract. If insurance covers your surgery, most likely you are ok with the absence. Around here,only often absent teachers are looked at with a fine tooth comb.
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I don't know your district's policy, but you should be fine with a doctor's note. We only even need a note if it's more than 3 days, but being right before vacation would probably require the note. I know I would worry about this too, but I highly doubt anyone will be looking up your doctor's name, unless you have absence issues.
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I highly doubt anyone will be looking up your doctor's name

I agree, no one in HR or admin has time to Google random doctors' names. And who cares if they do? They can go pound sand, it's none of their beeswax.
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Old 10-25-2018, 05:40 PM
 
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Most jobs require a note after 3 days. I would also say due to confidentiality, you would not rneed to put down a reason for your absence.
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I agree with the others. No one is going to have enough free time to worry about looking up your doctor's name to see what kind of doctor it is.
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No one's supposed to ask you about your sick leave. In our district you don't need a note until 3 days.
I wish you a speedy recovery.

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Old 10-26-2018, 03:59 AM
 
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Some contracts do say you need a Drs note before or after a holiday break, so I would tell admin you need to have a procedure done and ask what documentation you need. No need to go into details of what you are having done.
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Old 10-26-2018, 08:30 AM
 
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Plastic surgeons do all kinds of procedures. The reason you go to one isn't their concern. It was a plastic surgeon who did melanoma surgery for my mom. They also did a scar revision surgery for EX after a terrible car accident.
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I think it might depend
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on your contract. Our district did not ask for a doctors note until a teacher took more than two days. After two days they could but often did not ask for a note.
When they do ask for a note the doctor does not, in my experience, note what procedure or illness the note is for. The privacy regulations are so strict. I do not think they can note why they are seeing you, just that you were under their care and that you could not attend work for a medical reason. HIPPA is nothing they mess with.
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