From: Walter Keim <email@example.com>
To: Courrier Citoyen d'Europe <Civis@europarl.eu.int>
Subject: European Patients Rights Charter
Date: 25. February 2003 11:24
Torshaugv. 2 C
N-7020 Trondheim, 25.February 2003
Jean-Louis A. COUGNON
Chef de division
Courrier du Citoyen
Head of division
Correspondence with the citizen
Dear Mr. Cougnon,
thank you very much for your answer
http://wkeim.bplaced.net/files/020711eu.htm to a letter I send
to the EU Commission and a copy to you.
I am deeply impressed of your detailed knowledge of German law.
That gave me the courage for another question, I was not able to find an
answer to. I came across the Charter of the Hospital patient, (Luxembourg,
9 May 1979) http://www.hope.be/07publi/publoth/Hospchart.htm and found the sentence:
"the Committee hopes that this Charter of the Hospital Patient will
contribute to the evolution of a Charter of patient Rights in a wider setting."
Unfortunately I was not able to find a continuation of this work by the
EU Parliament. Recently Active Citizenship Network:
http://www.activecitizenship.net/ (a NGO) has published the "European
Charter of Patients Rights": http://wkeim.bplaced.net/files/european_charter.htm
My studies on patients rights in Europe:
http://wkeim.bplaced.net/patients.htm and Germany:
http://wkeim.bplaced.net/anklage.htm (Sorry English
translation will come this summer) seem to indicate that there could be
a need for such a charter.
If the European Parliament has not yet continued this work I would
appreciate if you could hand over this as a suggestion to the right
committees etc. You have a more detailed knowledge of the Parliament than
Thank you in advance.
3. March 2003:
EU Commissions answer