Legal Basis:

The task of the Bioethics Commission is to advise the Federal Chancellor from an ethical point of view on all social, natural scientific and legal issues arising from the scientific developments in human medicine and human biology. This includes in particular the submission of recommendations for practical use and suggestions for enacting the necessary legal provisions as well as the preparation of expert opinions on specific issues. The Commission exercises its advisory function independently.

Rules of Procedure of the Bioethics Commission: (PDF 36 kB)

Order of the Federal Chancellor Regarding the Establishment of a Bioethics Commission, Federal Law Gazette II No. 226/2001, as amended by Federal Law Gazette II No. 517/2003, Federal Law Gazette II No. 362/2005 and Federal Law Gazette II No. 335/2012 (PDF 40 kB)