Functional Medicines

Alternative Practitioners Medical Law in Germany – A decision of the OLG Munich

As you may already know Germany is famous for its numerous legally recognized alternative, naturopathic practitioner. According to a representation of the Federal Statistical Office there were 43.000 practitioners in Germany in 2015. The “Heilpraktiker” profession as defined by German law does not exist in any other EU member state. Only Sweden, Denmark and some […]

Medical Treatment Abroad – Insurance Clarifications

Do you live in Germany, you are covered by a German Statutory Health insurance and you aim to get medical treatment abroad? Which rights and duties do you have? If you have statutory health insurance, you can also receive treatment within the European Union. Let’s take a common example:  if you want to have your […]

Therapeutic Products Advertising – Legal Framework in Germany

Are you a therapeutic products developer? Or a therapeutic products user? In Germany, there are many rules that shall be taken into consideration before putting a therapeutic product on the markt. Let’s talk about advertising. How do you think that advertising should take place? The Therapeutic Products Advertising Act (Heilmittelwerbegesetz, HWG), along with the Unfair […]

Complaint about medical treatment

Patients who feel they have been treated badly or incorrectly, or who assume that their doctor has violated medical obligations, have the right to complain.  What should be taken into account? Reasons for a complaint can be: lack of information by the doctor treatment errors inadequate medical care violation of the duties of a doctor […]

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