BSJP delivers expert reports on EMS in Germany and Poland

BSJP has prepared two specialist legal opinions on ground emergency medical services in Germany and Poland. The expert opinions were prepared within the framework of cooperation agreements made between districts of German federal states [Länder] of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Brandenburg and Saxony and adjacent Polish voivodeships. For instance, such an agreement has already been signed between the Voivodeship of Western Pomerania and West Pomerania-Greifswald. The establishment of a cross-border emergency medical service within the German-Polish border area will significantly increase the safety of emergency medical services by providing mutual assistance in the absence of adequate human resources and equipment.

The expert report "Comparative legal opinion on ground emergency services in Germany and Poland" was developed as part of the project entitled: "Integrated cross-border emergency medical services in Pomerania/Brandenburg" ["Integrierter grenzüberschreitender Rettungsdienst Pomerania/Brandenburg (InGRiP)"] and was co-financed by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The expert report "Framework conditions for the construction of a cross-border ambulance station" has been commissioned by Pogotowie Ratunkowe Powiatu Märkisch-Oderland Sp. z.o.o. public benefit institution and was funded under the INTERREG programme.

The conclusions of both expert reports were presented by our lawyers on 15 June 2021 at a special conference attended by representatives of the participating local governments. The legal opinions have been prepared under the supervision of BSJP's Dr. Jörn Brockhuis (Partner, Rechtsanwalt), Hanna Rubaszewska (Partner, attorney-at-law) and Alexandra Balcerzyk (Senior Associate, Rechtsanwältin).