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Hartmannbund - Association of Doctors in Germany
legal form registered association
Seat Berlin
founding September 13, 1900

president Michael Vogt (medical doctor)
Board Klaus Reinhardt (Chairman)
Members > 70,000
Website www.hartmannbund.de

The Hartmannbund - Association of Doctors in Germany e. V. is a professional association that represents the professional, economic and social interests of doctors, dentists and medical students in Germany. According to its own information, it has a good 70,000 members who are organized in 17 regional associations. The Hartmannbund describes its task as being an interdisciplinary advocacy group for medical professional and professional policy . Klaus Reinhardt , who replaced Kuno Winn , has been the chairman since October 2011 .


On July 25, 1900, the Leipzig doctor Hermann Hartmann wrote an open letter to the medical profession in which he asked them to join forces in order to safeguard their professional interests. As a result of this initiative, the "Protection Association of Doctors in Germany to Safeguard Their Professional Interests" was founded on September 13, 1900 in Leipzig and shortly thereafter renamed the "Association of Doctors in Germany to Safeguard Their Economic Interests". In short it was called "Leipziger Verband" until 1924 after the place where it was founded. After the death of its founder (January 20, 1923), the association renamed itself in 1924 to "Association of Doctors in Germany (Hartmannbund)".

The Hartmannbund claims to have participated in many health policy decisions. In 1906 a collective agreement for ship doctors was negotiated with " Norddeutscher Lloyd ", in 1907 a collective agreement with the centralized commercial relief funds and in 1909 with the "Association of German Life Insurance Companies". In 1928 the Hartmannbund published the General German Fee Regulations for Doctors (Adgo), which could be used under private law until 1982. In 1932 a contract was signed with the most important health insurance companies.

The Hartmannbund was in under pressure from the global economic crisis Brüning's emergency decrees nationalized and went to the doctors' associations that have been created as a public partner of the health insurance 1,932th With the adoption of the Reichsärzteordnung in 1935, the temporary end of the Hartmannbund was sealed. The dissolution regulation contained in § 87 came into force on April 1, 1936.

On May 20, 1949, the Hartmannbund was re-established under this name. At the constituent general meeting on August 31, 1949, the Schorndorf doctor Theodor Dobler was elected as its first chairman . In February 1950 Friedrich Thieding took over the office and remained chairman until 1959. In 1960 the Hartmannbund proposed a cost reimbursement system with socially acceptable deductibles in the debate about a law to reorganize the statutory health insurance, which he has maintained since 1986 until today. In 1967 he founded the European Association of General Practitioners (UEMO). In 1972 122 theses were published for a health policy program .

After reunification , the Hartmannbund founded regional associations in the new federal states and demanded an equalization of fees in East and West. On September 13, 2000, it celebrated its centenary.

See also


  • Manfred Groser: Common good and medical interests - the policy of the Hartmannbund. Bertelsmann Foundation, Gütersloh 1992.
  • Hans Schadewaldt : 75 years Hartmannbund. Bonn 1975.
  • Robert Jütte : History of the German medical profession. Cologne 1997.
  • Johann Friedrich Volrad Deneke : 100 years of the Hartmannbund - partner of progress. Bonn / Berlin 2000.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Homepage. Hartmannbund, accessed November 7, 2014 .
  2. http://www.hartmannbund.de/de/wir-ueber-uns/landesverbaende/
  3. Printed in: Collection of sources for the history of German social policy 1867 to 1914 , III. Department: Development and differentiation of social policy since the beginning of the New Course (1890-1904) , Volume 5, The statutory health insurance , edited by Wolfgang Ayaß , Florian Tennstedt and Heidi Winter, Darmstadt 2012, No. 77.
  4. a b Chronicle. Hartmannbund, accessed November 7, 2014 .
  5. ^ Friedrich Nienhaus: Neue GOÄ - End of the private Adgo (continuation). In Deutsches Ärzteblatt, Edition B, Volume 79, Issue 49 of December 10, 1982, p. 56.