From: Walter Keim <walter.keim@gmail.com>
To: Courrier Citoyen d'Europe <Civis@europarl.eu.int>
Copi: <info@activecitizenship.net>;
Subject: European Patients Rights Charter
Date: 25. February 2003 11:24

From:
Walter Keim
Torshaugv. 2 C
N-7020 Trondheim, 25.February 2003


To:
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://home.broadpark.no/~wkeim/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://home.broadpark.no/~wkeim/files/european_charter.htm

My studies on patients rights in Europe:
http://home.broadpark.no/~wkeim/patients.htm and Germany:
http://home.broadpark.no/~wkeim/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
I have.

Thank you in advance.

--
Kindest regards

Walter Keim
 

3. March 2003: EU Commissions answer