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Volume: 5 Issue: 6
(June 2018)

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The use of telemedicine is liberalised in Germany

In May 2018, the majority of the German Doctor’s Congress (Deutscher Ärztetag) voted for the liberalisation of telemedicine, which will mean that contact between doctors and patients can take place exclusively from a distance (i.e. remotely) in future. The German Doctor’s Congress demanded the new amendment last year, so the recent move to liberalisation does not come as a surprise. Peter Homberg and Franziska Katterbach of Dentons, discuss what the liberalisation of telemedicine in Germany will mean in practice.

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