A medical certificate confirms:
- details of the class of medical certificate held
- the validity dates
- if the applicant fails to meet the medical standard
- restrictions imposed on the medical certificate (refer 7.2 Frequently used conditions endorsed on medical certificates)
- surveillance required.
Certificates issued by DAMEs
DAMEs are delegated to issue only class 2 medical certificates and are subject to compliance with all conditions of the delegation.
DAMEs are not obliged to assess an application, but may refer the application to CASA, and in certain cases must do so. See 12.1 DAME's assessment and issue of class 2 certificates for further details.
Certificates revalidated by DAMEs
Where permitted by CASR 67.220 and 67.225, DAMEs may revalidate an existing current medical certificate or one that has expired for less than three months (see following Section). As a matter of law, every medical certificate is a new medical certificate. A medical certificate issued by a DAME under CASR 67.225 is a revalidated medical certificate that had expired for less than three months.