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Medical professional & labour law as key elements of the healthcare industry

Medical professional law and labour or service law play a central role in the cooperation between members of the health care professions, hospitals, outpatient clinics, primary care centres and companies in the health care sector. This cooperation regularly confronts health care industry stakeholders with two complex legal matters that pose great challenges. 

Medical Professional & Employment Law: Severe penalties for non-compliance

In addition to specific legislation for health care professions (e.g. Doctors Act, GuKG, MTD Act, MABG, MTF-SHD Act), there are numerous collective agreements for the health sector, which in turn contain different working time and remuneration models.

Knowledge of the specific rights and duties as well as the statutory professional profiles of health professionals is therefore essential. Equally important is the combination of these with labour, service or hospital law requirements. Errors in the organisation of everyday cooperation can have consequences under medical professional, labour and social law, and can even lead to administrative and judicial penalties.

CMS: Professionalism & experience in medical and labour law

We are aware of the challenges presented by medical, labour and service law and provide advice in cooperation with members of the health care professions in: 

  • medical universities,
  • hospitals,
  • outpatient clinics,
  • operational management companies,
  • interest groups, trade unions and
  • healthcare companies.

Based on our many years of experience, we offer you legally secure and practice-oriented solutions concerning all professional and labour law issues concerning cooperation in the health care sector and support you in both internal company conflicts and legal disputes.

We have expertise in dealing with various labour and medical law issues such as:

  • Legal issues arising from professional practice (including definition and limitation of statutory professional profiles according to medical professional law),
  • Drafting contracts,
  • Negotiating works council agreements and collective agreements
  • Implementing operational restructuring,
  • Legal compliance, and
  • Process management.

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