Organisation and procedures

By law, numerous responsibilities from the various sectors of the healthcare system have been transferred to the G-BA. The procedures applied include:

  • A request for consultation must be submitted before the start of consultation.
  • The methods assessment is conducted according to specified criteria.
  • A hearing must take place before a resolution is drafted on changes that affect third parties.
  • The G-BA requires scientific support, e.g. from the Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG), to fulfil its duties.
  • The G-BA drafts a resolution after consultations are completed.
  • Resolutions are submitted for review by the Federal Ministry of Health, which has legal supervision over the G-BA.