Every pregnant woman must send the electronic certificate of pregnancy to INPS to certify the gestation and be entitled to abstain from work
Electronic certificate of pregnancy: what it is and who sends it
When a woman becomes pregnant she has to deal with various issues, not just those related to her own health – first ultrasound, blood tests and much more – but also those bureaucratic above all they impact, at least initially, on his professional condition. Among these is the sending of the electronic certificate of pregnancy. In this article we answer all your questions.
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What is the electronic certificate of pregnancy
The electronic certificate of pregnancy replaces the old pregnancy certificate that each working pregnant woman was required to deliver to INPS in the first person so that he would recognize his own rights. It is thanks to this document, in fact, that the state recognizes to the pregnant woman what she is entitled to during the months of gestation and the puerperium.
What is the pregnancy certificate for?
The pregnancy certificate, once in its paper version and today in the only possible version, the telematic one, serves as proof of pregnancy, so that the woman can take advantage of the period in particular compulsory work stoppage, lasting five months.
It has nothing to do with the requests for early maternity, so you need a different certificate with a different procedure, nor with optional maternity, which has yet another procedure.
How to send the electronic certificate of pregnancy
Send the electronic certificate of pregnancy is the responsibility of the doctor which certifies the gestation. It is therefore the certifying doctor who must take care of filling out the form which can be done exclusively on the INPS website and only – as the name implies – in via digital. No version is accepted by now paper, therefore the attending physician or gynecologist must connect to the site of the pension and enter the requested information. Here’s what you need:
- the particulars of the pregnant worker
- weeks of pregnancy and date of visit
- estimated date of delivery
In case the doctor gets it wrong, he has until midnight the next day to change the data. Otherwise, it will have to request a annulment official to the INPS territorial office, for example in the event of an error in the presumed date of birth.
What should the pregnant woman do
The person directly concerned must ask her doctor that certify by sending the pregnancy electronically on unique certificate number assigned to the system. This number will be used by you to enter your profile and consult and print the receipts for the transmission of the certificates, but you will also have to deliver it to the company he works for so that he can consult the certificates.
The certificate of termination of pregnancy
However, it can happen that a woman intentionally terminating a pregnancy or what more the interruption is involuntary: in both cases, the law provides for one break from work. Self abortion occurred in the first 180 days of pregnancy, the woman has the right to illness, but if it happened later it equates to childbirth and the woman has the right to a three-month abstention.
For this it is necessary that the doctor electronically sends the certificate of termination of pregnancy to INPS, in which the date of the end of gestation.
Since 2016, thanks to digital reform, in Italy it is mandatory to send the pregnancy certificate electronically. A simple and immediate way to certify your status through the doctor, which no longer requires endless waiting in the INPS offices!
Online transmission of pregnancy and termination certificates