Healthcare is a sector that is in constant evolution. While accessibility, affordability and quality are paramount, in recent years the sector has come under steadily increasing pressure. Besides rising costs, staff shortages, regulatory compliance and other factors, sustainability has also become a prominent requirement. The challenges facing the healthcare system are substantial, and it will take effort and dedication from every market participant and every stakeholder to keep it running and to boost innovation.

Unlike most other sectors, the healthcare market operates on the principle of competition, regulated and overseen primarily by the Dutch Healthcare Authority (NZa). The Health and Youth Care Inspectorate (IGJ) monitors quality and safety in healthcare, based on the belief that a high standard of healthcare is a basic premise.

Healthcare law is broad and dynamic, and overlaps with administrative law, civil law, corporate law, employment law, privacy law, competition law, healthcare-specific legislation and other areas. The Rutgers & Posch multidisciplinary healthcare team assists healthcare providers, healthcare practitioners, sector associations, and investors, individually and as groups. We also advise clients in the life sciences and medical devices industry.

Our team provides advisory and litigation assistance with the following matters :

  • Investigations by the Dutch Healthcare Authority (NZa), the Health and Youth Care Inspectorate (IGJ) and healthcare insurers
  • Governance and compliance
  • Healthcare records and billing
  • Partnerships
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Healthcare procurement and contracting
  • Reviews by health insurers
  • Medical disciplinary law and right of complaint
  • General healthcare law and patient rights
  • Patient and employee participation
  • Employee performance improvement
  • Damage notification
  • Involuntary treatment
  • Restructuring
  • Data protection
  • Dutch Open Government Act (Woo)
  • Medical technology and devices
  • Directors’ and officers’ liability