Doctor's Register Registration
The health insurance associations maintain a doctor's register for each registration district. The register contains information about your person and your professional activity. This information is important for your approval. You must first register in the doctor's register or psychotherapist register if you are in the context of contract medical or contract therapy medical or want to act psychotherapeutically. In the for registration as a doctor, you must approved doctor or approved doctor, as well as be able to demonstrate a successful completion of general medical training or further training in another subject area with the power to carry out a corresponding area designation (in accordance with Sections 95 a(4) and (5) (SGB V). Note: You have also met the requirements for further training in the following cases: They have acquired the designation of "Practical Doctor" until 31.12.1995. They have certain qualifications from Member States of the European Community and are admitted to the medical profession in Germany. In case of registration as a psychological psychotherapist, you must: be approved as a psychological psychotherapist or psychological psychotherapist, and provide a certificate of expertise in a treatment procedure recognised in accordance with the psychotherapy guidelines. You can provide the certificate of expertise by proving the following: Certificate of state examination or the qualification, training, further training or treatment cases required for approval, treatment hours and theoretical training in a treatment procedure recognised in accordance with the psychotherapy guidelines (transitional provisions). For registration as a child and adolescent psychotherapist or child and adolescent psychotherapist, you must be approved as a child and adolescent psychotherapist or child and adolescent psychotherapist and provide a certificate of expertise in a treatment procedure recognised in accordance with the psychotherapy guidelines. You can provide the certificate of expertise by proving the following: Certificate of state examination or the qualification, training, further training or treatment cases required for approval, treatment hours and theoretical training in a treatment procedure recognised in accordance with the psychotherapy guidelines (transitional provisions).
birth certificate Documents proving a possible name change or the right to hold a double name (e.g. marriage certificate, name change certificate) Certificate of approval Doctoral certificate Certificate of approval for a degree acquired abroad In addition for doctors: Certificate of medical examination or diploma certificate Certificate(s) of recognition general medical training or continuing training in another field Certificate(s) of the power to conduct a priority designation of an additional designation complete proof of the medical activity carried out as a doctor after the university degree/diploma until the date of application. In addition for psychotherapists: Certificate of completion of a degree in psychology, pedagogy or social pedagogy Certificate of expertise as a psychotherapist (according to Section 95 c SGB V) Certificate of the state examination, including a certificate of proof of further training in a policy procedure or Documents proving expertise in accordance with the transitional provisions complete proof of psychotherapeutic activity carried out after university graduation up to the date of application You present the documents in the original or as a certified copy. KVBB may also request further documents in individual cases. If the documents to be proven, such as documents and certificates, are not issued in German, you will provide certified translations in addition to the original foreign documents by a court-sworn interpreter. Note: If you are unable to provide the necessary documents, you must demonstrate compliance with the requirements in other ways. An affidavit alone is not sufficient to establish the credibility of the approval and the previous medical or psychotherapeutic activity. Check directly with KVBB how you can provide the proof. If a third person acts on your behalf (e.g. lawyer), you must present a power of attorney.
Form: Application for registration in the medical register of the KVBB Form: Application for registration in the psychotherapist register of the KVBB Online procedure possible: no Written form required: yes Personal appearance necessary: no
Approved as a doctor or psychotherapist Proof of successful completion of one of the following further training courses: General medical training Continuing training in another subject area with the power to carry out an appropriate designation of the territory
Sections 1 - 10 Ordinance on the Authorisation of ContractEd Physicians (Ärzte-ZV) Section 95 a Fifth Book of the Social Code (SGB V) Section 95 c Fifth Book social code (SGB V)
Information about the most important steps you need or should take before you start your activity
You can apply in writing for registration in the register of physicians or psychotherapists using the available form: Download and print the form online. Fill in the form and add the necessary evidence. Submit the application documents to KVBB. KVBB confirms the registration in writing. Note: If you are not resident in the Federal Republic of Germany, you can freely choose the doctor's register.
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