Nuremberg - The German Medical Association has spoken out against general delegation of medical services to non-medical employees. Instead, it is necessary to take into account individual criteria and the individual situation with regard to the qualifications of the staff and the care environment. The coordination, control of the services and the documentation must always be the responsibility of the doctors. The patient's right to treatment according to specialist standards should be guaranteed for all regulations. The Medical Association emphasized, however, that the delegation of medical services to qualified non-medical employees was sensible measure to maintain medical care.
Online care The German Medical Association warned against this, original Carry out medical services such as advice, diagnosis and second opinions exclusively via the Internet. The professional regulations of the medical associations stipulate that individual medical treatment, in particular advice, may not be carried out exclusively via print and communication media. “It is therefore one of the doctor's duties to form his own picture of the patient. The need for an operation cannot be assessed solely by remote diagnosis, ”affirmed the Doctors' Day. However, the delegates expressly excluded telemedicine, provided it was carried out in accordance with professional law, from these cases of inadmissible remote treatment.
job titles strong > The German Medical Association rejects misleading and unprotected job titles such as “cosmetic surgeon”, “breast surgeon” or “nose surgeon”. The medical parliament made it clear that the correct specialist title or the additional designation must be based on the further training regulations.
Genetic Diagnostics Act The Medical Association advocated excluding purely diagnostic examinations from the scope of the Genetic Diagnostics Act and to limit the provisions of the law to predictive genetic examinations. "Especially in the case of rheumatic diseases with the longest diagnostic interval, the collection of an important diagnostic parameter is made considerably more difficult by the regulations of the GenDG," says the delegates' resolution.
Stricter admission criteria for Medical products The Medical Association has called on the legislature to quickly define stricter approval criteria for class III medical products (implants remaining in the body) and to increase product safety by means of manufacturing and random checks.
In addition, the Doctors' Conference called for mandatory overall register for implants remaining in the body. “The approx. 50,000 defective PIP implants used worldwide alone demonstrate the importance of the central recording of implants that remain in situ. In these cases, there is no way to determine in timely manner which patients received the implants and when, "the Doctors 'Day justified its resolution.
Abolition of the airport asylum procedure The doctors' day delegates have to go to Politicians appeal to abolish the airport asylum procedure in accordance with Paragraph 18a of the Asylum Procedure Act without replacement and to take over all asylum seekers in Germany to the normal asylum procedure to protect comprehensively against the consequences of air traffic through exhaust gases and noise emissions. “To this end, doctors and noise researchers must be actively involved in the revision of the laws and regulations,” demanded the Doctors' Day.