Healthcare law

Healthcare law is an interesting but complex field. Many of the rules of law pertain to healthcare.

Examples of the areas involved are: civil law, employment law, administrative law, criminal and disciplinary law and international law.

The shift from function-oriented to demand-oriented care has given rise to the introduction of regulated market operation, with all the legal consequences involved. Healthcare institutions must therefore increasingly present themselves as businesses, and everything it entails.

Our healthcare professionals represent anyone who is faced with questions about the healthcare sector. Healthcare institutions, professional practitioners, interest groups and umbrella organizations are welcome to contact us regarding e.g.:

  • a conflict within a partnership or partnership firm or between the board and the partnership
  • disciplinary law and medical liability
  • the legal position of healthcare providers 
  • quality requirements 
  • ambulance care 
  • patients’ rights 
  • Healthcare Insurance Act (Zvw) and questions related to the Exceptional Medical Expenses Act (AWBZ)
  • medicines legislation 
  • legal aspects of medical scientific research involving human subjects
  • legal structures, mergers and cooperation 
  • financing and rates
  • construction in the healthcare sector 
  • procurement and competition

Specialists Healthcare law

mr. drs. Y.M. (Yvonne) Nijhuis

Lawyer (partner)
Areas of expertise: healthcare, complaints and disciplinary law, partnership disputes, disputes with the Dutch Healthcare Authority (NZa)/Healthcare Inspectorate (IGZ), governance, Childcare Act (Wko) and quality requirements for playgroups
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