The President signed the Federal Law as of 01.05.2017 No. 86-FZ which introduced electronic certificate of temporary incapacity for work. Paper certificate will continue to operate. The government believes that electronic documents should gradually displace paper form. Corresponding amendments were made to the federal legislation (Part 5 of Article 13 of the Federal Law No. 255-FZ of December 29, 2006, Article 59, Article 78 of the Federal Law of November 21, 2011 No. 323-FZ). In order to have an opportunity to obtain information about the employee’s sickness there will be a special automated system. Access to the database on sick leave documents will be received by: the Social Security Fund of Russia (the FSS), medical institutions and employers.