Physician; notification of temporary and occasional provision of services.
Physicians from EU/EEA states or Switzerland who wish to practice the medical profession only temporarily and occasionally in Bavaria do not require a license to practice medicine. Written notification to the competent authority is sufficient.
Anyone who wants to work as a doctor in Germany after studying human medicine usually needs a special professional license - the Approbation or a professional permit. In Bavaria, these are issued by the Government of Upper Bavaria and the Government of Lower Franconia.
In the case of a merely temporary and occasional medical activity (service), an Approbation or permit is not required for nationals of EU/EEA states or Switzerland. Rather, for the provision of services, a written notification of the intended activity to the competent authority (see under "Responsible for you") is sufficient, together with the submission of certain documents.
There must be a completed medical training and an establishment as a doctor in another EU member state. In addition, sufficient German language skills must be available.
The documents listed under "Required documents" must be submitted to the competent authority as part of the initial notification. The authority checks the documents and clarifies any doubts with the applicant or directly with the country of origin. If the authority does not raise any concerns, the service can be provided.
The service provider has the rights and obligations of a physician when providing the service in Bavaria.
A service provider is exempt from membership in the medical professional representative body (medical district association).
Nevertheless, service providers must observe the professional duties of a physician, which result from the Heilberufe-Kammergesetz and the Berufsordnung für die Ärzte Bayerns. Violations of professional duties may be prosecuted under professional law.
The notification must be submitted in writing to the competent government before the service is provided for the first time. The notification must be renewed once a year if the service is also to be provided in that year.
There is no statutory processing period. The processing time depends on the quality, in particular the completeness of the documents and the general workload at the authority.
proof of nationality (certified copy, if applicable)
certificate stating that you are legally established as a doctor in a Member State of the EU,
you are not disqualified from practising, even temporarily, at the time you submit the certificate and you have no previous convictions
Proof of professional qualification (diploma of medical training)
a declaration that you have the knowledge of German required to provide the service
where appropriate, information on the existence of professional indemnity insurance or equivalent cover may be requested
Please select a location in "Localization" so that the address of the responsible authority can be filled in.
Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide:
Formloser Antrag (mit Unterschrift)
This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.
Responsible for editing:Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Gesundheit und Pflege
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