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Document ID (ISN)109332
CIS number 09-305
ISSN - Serial title 0944-2502 - Zentralblatt fŘr Arbeitsmedizin, Arbeitsschutz und Ergonomie
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Giesen T.
Title The special legal aspects of occupational diseases - Part III: The requirement to report occupational diseases (4)
Original title Die rechtliche Sonderstellung der Berufskrankheiten - Teil III. Die Meldepflicht von Berufskrankheiten (4) [in German]
Bibliographic information Oct. 2008, Vol.58, No.10, p.302-311.
Abstract In Germany, physicians and dentists are legally obliged to immediately report a justified suspicion of an occupational disease. Failure to comply with the reporting obligation during the lifetime of the insured leads to the loss of a pension and can substantiate liability claims by family members against the physician. This article discusses the five ways of setting in motion a formal occupational disease establishment procedure in compliance with the law. Appendices include: list of occupational diseases recognized in Germany; recommendations for the determination of an occupational disease; list of institutions to which occupational diseases can be reported. See also CIS 09-000 ISN 3.
Descriptors (primary) Germany; legislation; notification of occupational diseases
Descriptors (secondary) dental services; role of insurance institutions; criminal liability; occupational medicine; comment on law; schedule of occupational diseases
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Administration, legislation
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Notification of accidents and diseases
Criminal liability in OSH