Reporting obligation in accordance with the German Infection Protection Act (Infektionsschutzgesetz)
Precautions against, early diagnosis and prevention of the further spread of transmissible diseases
The Act to Prevent and Combat Infectious Diseases in Humans – Infection Protection Act (Gesetz zur Verhütung und Bekämpfung von Infektionskrankheiten beim Menschen – Infektionsschutzgesetz – IfSG) is intended, as per its section 1, to “enact precautions against transmissible human diseases, recognise infections early and prevent them from spreading”.
We have compiled a list of important sub-aspects for you here. This does not however replace the underlying wording of the Act, which has been made available in the appropriate publications (in particular in the Federal Law Gazette [Bundesgesetzblatt], and in the Federal Gazette [Bundesanzeiger]).