Periodic medical reassessment

An externally redeployed person may be reassessed by the relevant occupational health practitioner if they find another job, or by the ADEM's health practitioner if they are still without work:

  • either based on the frequency specified in the opinion submitted following the referral of the case (if, during the first examination, the health practitioner considered the restrictions to be temporary and had specified a date for reassessment, within 2 years);
  • or at the request of the Chair of the Joint Committee.

If the worker has returned to work and a reduction in working time or further adaptation of the working environment is needed, the occupational health practitioner refers the case to the Joint Committee for a decision on such adaptations.

When the occupational health practitioner finds that the reduction in working time is no longer medically justified, either partially or wholly, the case is referred to the Joint Committee, which will rule on the employee's working time. This decision only enters into force after a notice period of six months from the time of its notification.

If the occupational health practitioner finds that the externally redeployed worker has recovered the necessary working abilities to perform tasks similar to those corresponding to the last position they held before the decision to redeploy them externally, the case is referred to the Joint Committee, which will then decide on the withdrawal of the status and the payment of the compensatory benefit or the occupational 'tideover' benefit. This decision takes effect after a 6-month notice period following its notification.

Workers who fail to attend the medical reassessment risk losing their status as an externally redeployed worker, as well as their entitlement to the related cash benefits, by way of a decision of the Joint Committee. Such a decision takes effect on the date on which it is notified.

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