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Act equipping electronic health cards with a contactless interface (15th Amending Act to the German Social Security Code, Book V)

Notification Number: 2018/443/D (Germany)
Date received: 06/09/2018
End of Standstill: 07/12/2018

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Message 002

Communication from the Commission - TRIS/(2018) 02409
Directive (EU) 2015/1535
Translation of the message 001
Notification: 2018/0443/D

No abre el plazo - Nezahajuje odklady - Fristerne indledes ikke - Kein Fristbeginn - Viivituste perioodi ei avata - Καμμία έναρξη προθεσμίας - Does not open the delays - N'ouvre pas de délais - Non fa decorrere la mora - Neietekmē atlikšanu - Atidėjimai nepradedami - Nem nyitja meg a késéseket - Ma’ jiftaħx il-perijodi ta’ dawmien - Geen termijnbegin - Nie otwiera opóźnień - Não inicia o prazo - Neotvorí oneskorenia - Ne uvaja zamud - Määräaika ei ala tästä - Inleder ingen frist - Не се предвижда период на прекъсване - Nu deschide perioadele de stagnare - Nu deschide perioadele de stagnare.

(MSG: 201802409.EN)

1. Structured Information Line
MSG 002 IND 2018 0443 D EN 06-09-2018 D NOTIF


2. Member State
D


3. Department Responsible
Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie, Referat E B 2, 11019 Berlin,
Tel.: 0049-30-2014-6353, Fax: 0049-30-2014-5379, E-Mail: infonorm@bmwi.bund.de


3. Originating Department
Bundesministerium für Gesundheit, Referat 512, 53107 Bonn, Tel.: 0049-228-994413180, Fax: 0049-228-994414997, E-Mail: 512@bmg.bund.de


4. Notification Number
2018/0443/D - SERV


5. Title
Act equipping electronic health cards with a contactless interface (15th Amending Act to the German Social Security Code, Book V)


6. Products Concerned
Electronic communication in the healthcare sector


7. Notification Under Another Act
-


8. Main Content
From 1 December 2019, health insurance providers are obliged to issue only electronic health cards equipped with a contactless interface. Moreover, every insured person is entitled to immediate issue of a health card with a contactless interface from his or her health insurance provider.
Insured persons and, in future, service providers shall be able to access their medical data as well as future telemedical services using the electronic health card without the need for a supplementary card reader.


9. Brief Statement of Grounds
The technological development of mobile devices (e.g. smartphones and tablets) has progressed continuously in recent years. Now widespread, mobile devices have become an integral part of everyday life for many people. Over the course of time, the market has found many ways of using mobile devices to make people’s lives easier. Contactless interfaces in particular are already installed in numerous mobile devices in order to facilitate fast and simple data exchange. Contactless interfaces are a technology open to new areas of application and can therefore be used flexibly.
This law aims to make this technology usable in the healthcare sector as well, especially in regard to health cards, in order to simplify the authentication process within the telematics infrastructure for example, making it easier for insured persons to access their data.


10. Reference Documents - Basic Texts
The basic texts were forwarded with an earlier notification: 2015/23/D


11. Invocation of the Emergency Procedure
No


12. Grounds for the Emergency
-


13. Confidentiality
No


14. Fiscal measures
No


15. Impact assessment
Information on the impact assessment can be found in the Explanatory statement, A. General part, IV. Legal impacts.


16. TBT and SPS aspects
TBT aspect

No - the draft has no significant impact on international trade.

SPS aspect

No - the draft has no significant impact on international trade.

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European Commission

Contact point Directive (EU) 2015/1535
Fax: +32 229 98043
email: grow-dir2015-1535-central@ec.europa.eu

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