(a)   The department director may require that sick leave be granted only by a certificate evidencing the sickness, signed by the employee’s attending medical doctor, or the authority may require the employee to report to the city-designated medical doctor for a physical examination.
   (b)   In any event, no sick leave with pay, for personal illness or for attendance upon a member of the immediate family requiring the employee’s care or attendance, shall be granted for a period longer than three consecutive work days unless a certificate from a duly licensed medical doctor is presented to the department director.
   (c)   This certificate must be from the attending medical doctor and must include a written statement indicating medical necessity for the employee’s absence on the specific date(s) due to personal illness or attendance upon a member of his or her immediate family.
(1957 Rev. Ords., § 3.206; 1992 Code, § 30-154)  (Ord. 2686, passed 6-15-1970; Ord. 87-91, passed 11-25-1991; Ord. 37-95, passed 3-6-1995; Ord. 131-98, passed 12-7-1998)