Physician; notification of temporary and occasional provision of services

Doctors who wish to exercise the medical profession only temporarily and occasionally in Bavaria do not require a permanent professional licence in the form of the licence to practise medicine (Approbation), but may notify the competent authority in writing of the provision of services. This applies to nationals of EU/EEA states or Switzerland.

Description

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.

Prerequisites

You must have completed medical training and have established yourself as a doctor in another EU member state. In addition, sufficient German language skills must be available.

Procedure

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 home state. Provided that the authority does not raise any concerns, the service may be provided.

Special notes

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 doctor, which result from the Heilberufe-Kammergesetz and the Berufsordnung für die Ärzte Bayerns. Violations of professional duties can be prosecuted under professional law.

Deadlines

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.

Processing time

There is no statutory processing period. The processing time depends on the quality, in particular the completeness of the documents and the general workload of the authority.

Required documents

  • 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

Forms

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)
    Please note

    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.

    Dieser Assistent unterstützt Sie bei der Erstellung eines formlosen Schreibens, wenn die zuständige Stelle kein Antragsformular zur Verfügung stellt.

Fees

  • A fee of EUR 50 must be paid for the processing of the notification.

Status: 06.10.2021

Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Gesundheit und Pflege

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  • Online transactions, Bavaria-wide
  • Online transactions, locally limited
  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide
  • Legal bases, Bavaria-wide
  • Legal bases, locally limited
  • Fees, Bavaria-wide
  • Fees, locally limited
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Responsible for you

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