Germany: dentist fined for unwarranted certificate ws. masks
More than 21 thousand. Euros in fines had to be paid by a dentist in Offenburg, Germany, who from April to August 2020. Has repeatedly issued certificates to patients exempting them from wearing protective masks, although there was no medical indication to do so.
The prosecutor's office alleged that the dentist, between April and August 2020. Has repeatedly issued certificates to patients exempting them from wearing protective masks, although there was no medical indication to do so. In addition, it was alleged that in committing the act he was aware that the unsubstantiated certificates would be used by patients to further violate existing regulations. September, an office belonging to a dentist was searched on a judge's order and extensive evidence was secured.
A little later, in December 2020. The dentist took part in a demonstration against the restrictions in place and, during the demonstration, insulted an official of the city of Offenburg. For all these offenses, the court fined the dentist 21,250 euros.
– There are cases of patients returning to the dental office with demands for reimbursement for treatment, claiming that there was an error or complication. I caution against negotiating with the patient – says in an interview with Dentonet mec. Pawel Strzelec.