Health law

Health law is changing constantly. We are keeping a close eye on those developments, as a result of which we can adequately advise you and litigate on your behalf in the various sub-areas of health law. We keep each other focused and have a large network at our disposal, which enables us, if the case so requires, to consult with external experts, such as tax experts and medical advisers. When necessary, we consult with colleagues who are specialised in other areas of the law, such as employment law, corporate law, tenancy law, criminal law and competition law. Our clients appreciate dealing with one law firm only in a matter that covers various areas of the law.

Our health law practice assists large and small healthcare providers in all sectors, ranging from medical teaching hospitals to primary care practices and from care homes for the elderly to youth care (social domain) and their professional liability insurers. We advise our clients at strategic level, but also assist them in dealing with legal issues that may arise on the shop floor. We regularly conduct legal proceedings before various judicial bodies and arbitral tribunals.

  • Medical complaints procedures and disciplinary law cases
  • Medical liability
  • Liability of the healthcare institution in its capacity as an employer
  • Drafting cooperation agreements
  • Resolving cooperation disputes
  • (Inadequate) performance issues
  • Serious incident investigations
  • Doctor-patient confidentiality and privacy
  • Patients’ rights
  • Governance in healthcare
  • Compliance with or disputes concerning existing and future healthcare legislation, such as:
    • the Medical Treatment Contracts Act (Wgbo),
    • the Individual Healthcare Professions Act (Wet Big)
    • the Healthcare Quality, Complaints and Disputes Act (Wkkgz),
    • the Care and Coercion Act (Wzd),
    • the Mandatory Mental Healthcare Act (Wvggz),
    • the Healthcare and Care Providers (Accreditation) Act (Wtza) and the Act amending the Healthcare and Care Providers (Accreditation) Act (AWtza),
    • the Management and Supervision of Legal Entities Act (Wbtr)
    • the Participation (Clients of Care Institutions) Act 2018 (Wmcz2018),
    • the Youth Act (Jw) etc.