Forgery of Health Certificates

Forgery of Health Certificates in Europe

Forgery of Health Certificates in Germany

Provisions relating to forgery of health certificates in the German Criminal Code [1]: This criminal issue is covered by Chapter Twenty-three, under the heading “Forgery,” located in Section 277 Forgery of health certificates, which reads: Whosoever using the title of physician or of another registered medical practitioner without having the right to do so, or illegitimately using the name of such persons, issues a certificate relating to his own state of health or that of another, or falsifies a genuine certificate of that type, and makes use of it in order to deceive public authorities or insurance companies shall be liable to imprisonment of not more than one year or a fine.



  1. The content of the translated German penal code in relation to forgery of health certificates is current as of 2010

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