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Certifying procedure

The procedure for certifying of an occupational disease is specified in the Ordinance by the Council of Minister of 30th. June, 2009 on the list of occupational diseases (Journal of Laws. 2009, No. 105, item 869).

Currently valid procedure for ascertaining of an occupational disease


I instance


 Suspected case is referred to a suitable district
 sanitary inspector or a suitable provincial labour



 Physician with suitable training (in occupational
 medicine) employed in one of the certifying

  ·         occupational disease outpatient and in-patient clinic departments of the provincial occupational medicine centres

  ·         occupational disease outpatient and in-patient clinics of medical universities (medical academies)

  ·         contagious disease outpatient clinics of provincial occupational medicine centres or provincial-level contagious disease in- and outpatient clinics – for contagious and parasitic occupational diseases

  ·         organizational units of heath care complexes where the patent was hospitalised – for diagnosing of occupational diseases in patients hospitalised for acute symptoms of the disease.


Administrative decision

 Proper district sanitary inspector


II instance

Appeal procedure



 Physician with suitable qualifications (in occupational
 medicine) employed in an occupational medicine
 scientific research unit.


Administrative decision

 Proper provincial (voivodeship) sanitary inspector

The decision of the state regional sanitary inspector may be challenged within 30 days by placing complaint with the Provincial Administrative Court, while the award of the Provincial Administrative Court may be challenged by appealing to the Supreme Administrative Court.

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