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Updated Functional Abilities Form (FAF)

Eastern Health has released an updated Functional Abilities Form (FAF). The form has similarities to the previous form however, there is space to provide greater detail that may be available with regard to the level of function. This will allow a greater opportunity to consider any possible return to the workplace in a modified capacity. The previous optional diagnosis box has been removed. 

There is now a request to have the completed FAF form returned to Occupational Health two business days after completion. The requirement to complete the FAF within the first 5 days of absence remains unchanged. Eastern Health employees are able to access the FAF through the Eastern Health website. 

Changes have also been made to the Attendance Management program whereby medical notes will no longer be requested from Eastern Health employees for every absence from the workplace. FAF will only be required for absences for 5 or more consecutive working days. Under some circumstances medical documentation may be required based on collective agreements between EH and with a union. 

 

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