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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 98-102

Neurological legal disability


Department of Neurology, Osmania Medical College and Osmania General Hospital, Hyderabad, India

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H Radhakrishna
Department of Neurology, Osmania Medical College and Osmania General Hospital, Hyderabad
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-2327.25981

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Neurological disorders with a prolonged course, either remediable or otherwise are being seen increasingly in clinical practice and many such patients are young and are part of some organization or other wherein their services are needed if they were healthy and fit. The neurologists who are on the panel of these organizations are asked to certify whether these subjects are fit to work or how long they should be given leave. These certificates may be produced in the court of law and may be subjected to verification by another neurologist or a medical board. At present there are no standard guidelines in our country to effect such certification unlike in orthopedic specialty or in ophthalmology. The following is a beginning, based on which the neurologist can certify the neurological disability of such subjects and convey the same meaning to all neurologists across the country.


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