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Schleswig-Holstein

Apply for inclusion in the hospital plan of a federal state

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

Approved hospitals are all hospitals included in the hospital plan of the respective federal state. Hospital treatment can only take place in approved hospitals. In addition, only licensed hospitals are entitled to financial support and investments from the state.

The federal states are responsible for hospital planning. In doing so, they ensure that the population receives high-quality, patient-oriented and needs-based care. They also ensure that this care is provided by efficient, digitally equipped, high-quality hospitals that operate independently.

The inclusion or non-inclusion of a hospital in the hospital plan of a federal state is determined by decision. The care decision can be divided into two stages:

  • In the first stage, all hospitals that meet the legally defined qualification criteria are identified. These criteria are adequacy, efficiency, quality and cost-effectiveness.
  • It is possible that more hospitals meet the qualification criteria than are required to cover the identified need. The hospitals that best meet the objectives of the hospital plan are then selected in a second stage. The public interest and the principle of diversity of ownership are taken into account. The qualification characteristics are the decisive selection criteria. The following criteria, among others, are taken into account for the same quality of service provision:
    • the number of patients cared for,
    • regional accessibility or
    • a wider range of disciplines.

There is no ranking among the criteria mentioned.

After the responsible state authorities have drawn up the hospital plan, they make the decisions on the determination. The state authorities decide on the inclusion, non-inclusion or exclusion of a particular hospital in or from the hospital plan.


Process flow
  • The hospital applies for inclusion in the country's hospital plan from the competent authority/ministry responsible for hospital planning
  • The competent authority/ministry makes the care decision on the basis of the relevant qualification characteristics (needs-based performance, efficiency, quality and cost-effectiveness)
  • Making the external declaratory decision by the competent authority/ministry on the inclusion, non-inclusion or exclusion of a particular hospital from the respective hospital plan
  • Determination of inclusion in the hospital plan = approval of the hospital
Who should I contact?

Ministry of Justice and Health

Requirements
  • In order for your hospital to be included in the hospital plan, you must fulfill the following selection criteria:
    • Needs-based,
    • efficiency,
    • quality and
    • cost-effectiveness.
Which documents are required?
  • Written application by the hospital operator for the assumption of a specific care mandate and thus inclusion in the state hospital plan
  • Within the application: specification of the subject area, if necessary the sub-discipline, information on the number of planned beds required, information on the time of commencement of the care mandate/time at which the measure is to be carried out/implemented, if applicable, information on the necessary personnel/equipment, etc.
  • There are no binding requirements for the application, so details need to be clarified with the relevant ministry/authority
What are the fees?

There are no costs.

None

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There is no deadline.

Legal basis
Appeal
  • Objection
  • Administrative court action
Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Health (BMG)

Professionally released on

23.06.2023

Process flow

  • The hospital applies for inclusion in the country's hospital plan from the competent authority/ministry responsible for hospital planning
  • The competent authority/ministry makes the care decision on the basis of the relevant qualification characteristics (needs-based performance, efficiency, quality and cost-effectiveness)
  • Making the external declaratory decision by the competent authority/ministry on the inclusion, non-inclusion or exclusion of a particular hospital from the respective hospital plan
  • Determination of inclusion in the hospital plan = approval of the hospital

Who should I contact?

Ministry of Justice and Health

Requirements

  • In order for your hospital to be included in the hospital plan, you must fulfill the following selection criteria:
    • Needs-based,
    • efficiency,
    • quality and
    • cost-effectiveness.

Which documents are required?

  • Written application by the hospital operator for the assumption of a specific care mandate and thus inclusion in the state hospital plan
  • Within the application: specification of the subject area, if necessary the sub-discipline, information on the number of planned beds required, information on the time of commencement of the care mandate/time at which the measure is to be carried out/implemented, if applicable, information on the necessary personnel/equipment, etc.
  • There are no binding requirements for the application, so details need to be clarified with the relevant ministry/authority

What are the fees?

There are no costs.

None

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There is no deadline.

Legal basis

Appeal

  • Objection
  • Administrative court action

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Health (BMG)

Professionally released on

23.06.2023

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