New Pre-Employment Medical Examination (PEME) Certificate for Service at Sea in Compliance to the MLC 2006

Department of Health (DOH) has issued DOH Circular No. 2013-0276: Reiteration on the Use of the New Pre-Employment Medical Examination (PEME) Certificate for Service at Sea issued by the DOH in Compliance to the Maritime Labor Convention (MLC), 2006.

DOH clarified that seafarers currently on-board and are in possession of the old DOH Medical Examination Report format may be re-issued a new DOH MLC 2006 compliant Medical Certificate, provided that the seafarer was issued a FIT for duty Medical Certificate and shall remain valid up to the termination of the contract of employment of the seafarer. Any medical certificate utilizing the new form issued before April 1, 2013 is not valid.​

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