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Evaluation of the quality of medical certificates in the context of the opening of a measure of legal protection for adults over 60 years of age Volume 15, issue 2, Juin 2017

Authors
1 Service de gériatrie, Hôpital Claudinon, Le Chambon-Feugerolles, France
2 Service de gériatrie, Hôpital Bretonneau, HUPNVS, APHP, Paris, France
3 Juge des tutelles, Tribunal d’Instance de Saint-Étienne, France
4 Service de gériatrie, Hôpital de la Charité, CHU de Saint-Étienne, France
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In France between 700,000 and 800,000 people will be covered by legal protection. The opening of any measure is conditioned by a detailed medical certificate. It is drawn up by a doctor registered on the list drawn up by the public prosecutor. No specific training is required. A single piece of legislation frames the content of the certificates. We therefore investigated whether the medical certificates currently produced were in compliance with the code of civil procedure.