Legal mandate, procedures

The Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) is a committee of the joint self-government of physicians, hospitals and health insurance funds. Although the legislator provides the framework, it is the duty of the self-government to fill out this framework and to ensure that the legal instructions are implemented practically in everyday work. The legal basis for this can be found in § 92 of the Social Code Book V.

The directives concluded by the G-BA have the character of sublegal norms. In other words, they apply to the statutory health insurance funds, persons insured by these funds, the responsible physicians and other service providers and are binding for these parties.

These pages are intended to provide you with information about:

  • The mandates entrusted to the G-BA by the legislator,
  • Procedures used by the G-BA and
  • The sources of financial support for the committee.