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Germany drafts new law to make GPs subject to bribery legislation

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f2194 (Published 08 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2194
  1. Ned Stafford
  1. 1Hamburg

Germany’s health minister, Daniel Bahr, has announced plans to draft a new bribery and corruption law aimed at doctors who run their own practices, with doctors who are found guilty in the most extreme cases facing fines and up to three years in prison.

Bahr, noting that the law has the support of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition government, says that he expects it to be drafted and approved by the …

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