Medical Law (Germany)

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The term medical law describes the legal structure of the ( contractual ) legal relationships between doctor and patient as well as between doctors, as well as the public law regulations for the practice of medical and dental professions and the reporting of notifiable diseases .

This cross-sectional matter not only extends to the more general area of medical liability, i.e. the legal relationship between doctor and patient, but also includes the right to remuneration for private patients by means of the fee schedule for doctors (GOÄ) and the fee schedule for dentists (GOZ), also doctor-specific areas of law from social security law ( social security code , especially SGB ​​V ) with insurance approval , remuneration for treatment services from contract doctors or contract dentists , from general professional law ( license to practice medicine , medical and dental professional regulations of the respective state medical association or state dentistry association ), to the collegial and legal relationship between doctors ( doctor's recruitment law ), between doctors and their association of statutory health insurance physicians , dentists and their association of statutory health insurance physicians, medical company law, the law of transferring and selling the practice as well as special regulations for the practice ng of the medical profession such as the X-ray ordinance .

In a broader sense, the field of medical law can also include hospital law, the law of nursing professions , the law of pharmacies and pharmaceutical law . This area, which has a focus on public law, is often called health law .

In 2004, the title of specialist lawyer for medical law was introduced in Germany .

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Individual evidence

  1. See e.g. B. Gerhard Igl : Concept and system of health law . In: Gerhard Igl, Felix Welti (ed.): Health law. A systematic introduction . Verlag Franz Vahlen, Munich 2012, ISBN 978-3-8006-4166-6 , pp. 5-14.