Pending sick note (avventende sykmelding)
Pending sick note is a notice to your employer that sick leave can be avoided if your needs in the workplace are facilitated.
Pending sick note is applicable during the employer liability period, i.e., the first 16 days of the sick leave.
In order to receive a pending sick note, you must meet the medical conditions for sick leave, and it must be possible for you to be active based on a medical assessment. This is something your doctor will consider. Pending sick note is a separate tick off box in the doctor's form.
If facilitation is not possible and you are completely absent from work, your doctor must replace the pending sick note with an ordinary sick note if your employer demands it. Your employer should tell your doctor why facilitation is not possible. The employer can write this in the follow-up plan (oppfølgingsplan) and share the plan with your doctor.
The new ordinary sick note applies from the day the pending sick note was written.
The days with pending sick leave should not be included in the employer period if the arrangement made you able to work full time. The employer period is the first 16 days of sick leave, which the employer must normally cover.