Service de gériatrie, Hôpital Claudinon, Le Chambon-Feugerolles, France
Service de gériatrie, Hôpital Bretonneau, HUPNVS, APHP, Paris, France
Juge des tutelles, Tribunal d’Instance de Saint-Étienne, France
Service de gériatrie, Hôpital de la Charité, CHU de Saint-Étienne, France
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.