Federal Administrative Court, Decision C-2818/2019 of 4 February 2021

19 février 2021 – In this decision, the Federal Administrative Court ruled on a complaint by a private hospital regarding the cantonal hospital list. Although the hospital had proven the capability of providing the services in question, the court held that the Canton of Bern decided lawfully to not include the hospital on the cantonal hospital list. According to the court, the minimum number of treatments is a permissible criteria for the exclusion of certain service providers from the cantonal hospital list. An expansion of cantonal mandates would result in a thinning out of experience and thus a loss of quality for complex cases. The appeal was dismissed.

For the full decision, see here.