Activities with pathogens Permission

You need a permit under the Infection Protection Act if you, as the responsible person, want to import pathogens into Germany, export them from Germany, store them, hand them over or work with them. Exceptions to the authorisation requirement exist for the following groups of persons or activities: Doctors, dentists and veterinarians who carry out microbiological examinations for diagnostics in their own patients Persons carrying out work on microbiological quality assurance and having the necessary expertise and exempted from the authorisation requirement by the competent authority on request Employees working under the supervision of a person who has a permit or is exempt from the permit requirement certain procedures (e.B. sterility tests) Note: Pathogens within the meaning of the Infection Protection Act are viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites as well as other pathogens that can cause infection or communicable disease in humans.

You can make the informal request in writing or in person. If you submit the application in writing to the competent authority, it must be signed by hand or provided with a qualified electronic signature. data: Proof of the degree (e.B. diploma certificate, if applicable certificates, doctoral certificate) in a certified copy, at the conclusion of a university of applied sciences or university with microbiological contents, the microbiological contents of the study must be presented briefly informally Proof of expertise: Certificate of two years of full-time work with pathogens by the employer concerned (copy of the permit to work with pathogens by the person under whose supervision the applicant worked full-time) For proof of personal reliability: If you are domiciled in Germany, you will need a certificate of leadership. If you are domiciled abroad, you will need documents from your home country that prove that you have the personal reliability to perform the desired service. curriculum vitae Certificate of approval When verifying personal reliability, the authorising authority may, on a case-by-case basis, request additional documents in addition to the documents listed that are likely to make a statement about your personal reliability as an applicant.


Online procedure possible: no Written form required: yes Personal appearance required: no

Preconditions
Permission to work with pathogens is granted to you if you have the necessary expertise and have so far proven to be reliable in relation to the activity with pathogens. You can demonstrate the necessary expertise by completing a degree in human, dental or veterinary medicine, pharmacy or a degree in science university or university studies with microbiological content, as well as at least two years of full-time work with pathogens. Another full-time activity in the field of bacteriology, mycology, parasitology or virology for at least two years is also recognised as proof of expertise if you have acquired equivalent expertise. If the conditions are not fully met, a limited permit may be granted.

Hints
The permit granted is valid nationwide and is a prerequisite for the notification of the commencement of activities with pathogens. The place of residence in the state of Brandenburg is a prerequisite for processing the application.
Section 44 Infection Protection Act (IfSG)

Commentary and collection of regulations on the Infection Protection Act e.B.von Bales, Baumann, Schnitzler, Verlag Kohlhammer in the current version

You will receive information about the documents to be submitted for the processing of applications. email The documents to be submitted by you must be sent to the State Office for Occupational Safety, Consumer Protection and Health, Department of Health, Department G2 Health Reporting/Infection Protection, in 15806 Zossen, Wünsdorfer Platz 3.

Responsible for the content
Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health, Women and Family of the State of Brandenburg, Department of Health, Unit 43

Last update or date of publication
14.03.2019