Jump to the content

Overview

Labour market policy

Basic income support for jobseekers

Skilled workers

Transformation of the world of work

Labour Law

Occupational Safety and Health

Overview

Social Insurance

Statutory accident insurance

Old-age security in Germany

Social Assistance

Socialcompensation law

Health Care

Participation and inclusion

Overview

Europe

Overview

#MySocialEurope: Germany's Presidency of the Council of the European Union

Employment and social policy in the EU

Working in another EU country

EU external relations

Migration from third countries

European Funds

Overview

European Social Fund (ESF)

European Globalisation Fund (EGF)

Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD)

International

Overview

International Employment and Social Policy

Labour and Social Policy at the G7/G20 Levels

Corporate Social Responsibility

Twinning in Labour and Social Policy (Administrative partnerships)

Bilateral social security agreements outside the European Union

International Organisations

Overview:  Services

Contact

Publications

Overview

Shopping cart

Press

Overview

Recent Publications

Press photos

Overview

Press photos of the minister

Press photos of the state secretaries

RSS

Overview: The Ministry

BMAS at a Glance

Political Staff

Visitor Centre

Labour

Overview

Labour market policy

Basic income support for jobseekers

Skilled workers

Transformation of the world of work

Labour Law

Occupational Safety and Health

Social Affairs

Overview

Social Insurance

Statutory accident insurance

Old-age security in Germany

Social Assistance

Socialcompensation law

Health Care

Participation and inclusion

Europe and the World

Overview

Europe

Overview

#MySocialEurope: Germany's Presidency of the Council of the European Union

Employment and social policy in the EU

Working in another EU country

EU external relations

Migration from third countries

European Funds

Overview

European Social Fund (ESF)

European Globalisation Fund (EGF)

Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD)

International

Overview

International Employment and Social Policy

Labour and Social Policy at the G7/G20 Levels

Corporate Social Responsibility

Twinning in Labour and Social Policy (Administrative partnerships)

Bilateral social security agreements outside the European Union

International Organisations

Services

Overview:  Services

Contact

Publications

Overview

Shopping cart

Press

Overview

Recent Publications

Press photos

Overview

Press photos of the minister

Press photos of the state secretaries

RSS

The Ministry

Overview: The Ministry

BMAS at a Glance

Political Staff

Visitor Centre

Medical Care

Health Care

In January 2009, the Health Care Ordinance (VersMedV) came into force with the “Health Care Principles”. They serve the health care experts as a legally binding norm for an appropriate, flawless and, in the same circumstances, uniform evaluation basis for the most varied of effects of health disorders, with special consideration of an appropriate relationship between one another. On this basis, the degree of disability (GdB) or the degree of damage (GdS) is determined.

The "Health Care Principles" are drawn up and further developed on the basis of the current state of medical science using evidence-based medicine. In the sense of the UN Disability Rights Convention, taking into account the findings from the ICF (International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health), impairments of participation are mapped in a comparable way. The independent "Medical Expert Advisory Board for Health Care" advises the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs on all health care matters and prepares the further development of the "Health Care Principles" in accordance with the current state of medical science and health care requirements.

Further Information

Medical Care