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FAQs – Medical Certification for PFL Care Claims

A Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant is treating my care recipient. Can the treating Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant certify my claim for Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefits?

A Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant can certify for all medical conditions within their scope of practice after they have performed a physical examination and collaborated with a physician and/or surgeon.