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Section 18 subsection (1) sentence 2 and subsection (2) of Book V of the Social Code - Reimbursement of costs in accordance with Directive 2011/24/EU for persons with statutory health insurance in Germany undergoing treatment in other EU States

(1) If a disease can only be treated according to the generally-recognised state of medical knowledge outside of the area of application of the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community and of the Agreement on the European Economic Area, the health insurance fund can assume the costs of the necessary treatment in full or in part. The entitlement to sick pay shall not be suspended in this case.

(2) In the cases falling under subsection (1), the health insurance fund may also assume further costs for the insured person, and for a necessary carer, in full or in part.

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