Patient involvement

In accordance with the regulations set forth in the German Social Code, Book Five (SGB V), leading nationwide advocacy groups that represent patient interests or facilitate self-help for people in Germany who are chronically ill or have disabilities are entitled to take part in discussions and submit petitions, but not to vote.

The following patient and self-help organizations are currently entitled to appoint patient representatives to the G-BA:

These groups and the people they represent reflect the rich diversity of patient and self-help organizations in Germany.

Upon request the Federal Ministry of Health (BMG) can recognize additional organizations that are not members of the federations mentioned above as leading nationwide advocacy groups.

Website of staff unit Patient Involvement