Landungsbrücken

Activities with pathogens, notification of changes

Important notes

Prerequisites

You may continue or resume the activity if there is no danger to the health of the population. For this above all need
  • Suitable rooms or facilities are available for the type and scope of the activities and
  • the prerequisites for safe disposal are met.

Documents required

Please send us an informal change notification.
  • if another authority has issued a permit to work with pathogens: a certified copy of the permit
  • Documents on the changes in the type and scope of the activities as well as on the disposal measures (e.g. organizational plan, hygiene concept, disposal concept)
Documents on the changes in the condition of the rooms and facilities (e.g. floor plan, room plan)

Please note

Anyone who has already received a permit to work with pathogens and has reported that they are starting work for the first time is obliged to notify the competent authority immediately if
  • significant changes are made in the type and scope of the activity, the nature of the rooms and facilities or the disposal measures,
  • ends the activity with pathogens or
  • the activity with pathogens is resumed.
Changes to the activity must be reported even if there is no obligation to obtain a permit. The termination or resumption of activity must also be reported.

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

Deadlines

Any significant change must be reported to the responsible body immediately, without undue delay.

Procedure & Fees

Processing time

1 hour.

Fees

There are no fees.

Legal notes

Legal basis

Section 50 Law for the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases in Humans (IfSG)

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