Activities with pathogens Change indication

Anyone who has already received a permit to work with pathogens and has notified the first commencement of the activity is obliged to notify the competent authority immediately if:

  • significant changes are made in the nature and scope of the activity, the nature of the premises and facilities or the disposal measures,
  • terminates the activity with pathogens, or
  • the activity with pathogens is resumed.

Even if there is no permission requirement, changes to the activity must be displayed.

Persons who carry out microbiological examinations for diagnostics on their own patients are exempt from the permit requirement. These are, for example,

  • Doctors,
  • dentists and
  • Veterinarians.

Anyone who works under the supervision of a person who has a permit or is exempt from the permit requirement does not have to report a change in activity.

Further information on the topic of "Activities with pathogens" can be found in the following services:

  • Activities with pathogens Display
  • Activities with pathogens permit

Related Links

  • Act on the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases in Humans (IfSG)

No documents are required.

The application must be submitted informally.

Hints

If there is a risk to the health of the public, the continuation or resumption of activity with pathogens by the competent authority shall be prohibited. This is particularly the case if there are no suitable rooms or facilities for the activities or if the conditions for safe disposal are not met.

  • § 51 Act on the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases in Humans (IfSG)

Related Links

  • § 50 Act on the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases in Humans (IfSG)

Responsible for the content
Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Gender Equality

Last update or date of publication
13.09.2018