Chart: Structure of the plenum

Chart: Structure of the plenum, the core decision making body of the G-BA: The plenum comprises 13 members with voting rights: the impartial chair and two additional impartial members, 5 representatives from the Central Federal Association of Health Insurance Funds (GKV-Spitzenverband) and 5 representatives from the umbrella organizations of care providers (the German Hospital Federation and the National Associations of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians and Dentists). Care providers are entitled to vote only on issues affecting their area of expertise. Otherwise these votes are allocated proportionally in accordance with the bylaws, section 14a, paragraph 3. The patient representatives are entitled to take part in discussions and submit petitions, but not to vote. 9 subcommittees prepare decisions and resolutions for the plenum.