Medical obligations and rights of notification

The legal obligations and rights of notification in respect of all patients are also valid in respect of doctors seeking advice from ReMed.


If there is an obligation to notify, the attending doctor has no choice – by law he must notify.A summary of the obligations to notify is provided in the SAMS/FMH guidelines "Rechtliche Grundlagen im medizinischen Alltag" (Basel-Bern 2013; available in 

German and French).

If a right to notify is considered applicable, the work in ReMed is based on the principles of medical quality. Moreover, ReMed participants are not permitted to make decisions alone with the colleague seeking advice, but must seek internal advice from ReMed on the situation in question. If, after an internal evaluation, a right to notify is deemed appropriate, the matter must be referred to the Ethics Commission before further steps are taken or declined.

The first step

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