A Circular from the Minister of Employment dated November 9, 2012 (n°13) explains the consequences of the occupational medicine reform following the Law dated July 20, 2011 (n°2011-867) and two Decrees dated January 30, 2012 (n°2012-135 and n°2012-137).

The Circular details the modalities of the different types of medical examinations applicable to the employees: pre-recruitment examinations, periodic examinations, examinations upon request, examinations before returning to work and additional examinations.