This publication aims to inform seafarers and marine stakeholders of the new process for issuing provisional marine medical certificates, which involves the digital submission of Marine Medical Examination Reports to the Transport Canada Marine Medical Unit.
This bulletin provides the following: • An overview of the new digital process for marine medical certificates. • A sample of the new look of the printed provisional medical certificates when the digital submission method is being used.
Starting in 2023 a new secure online tool will enable Marine Medical Examiners to complete the Marine Medical Examination Report digitally and digitally submit it to the Transport Canada Marine Medical Unit upon completion.
Another advantage of this new digital process is that upon submission of the Report, the validity of the provisional medical certificate will be immediately verifiable online using the following link: