Health law

Health law is a comprehensive and dynamic area of the law. Like healthcare itself, the field of law is constantly evolving. New legislation and regulations create new challenges, but technical innovations and ICT projects often raise complex issues, including privacy issues. In addition to laws and regulations regarding the organisation of healthcare institutions, healthcare procurement, privacy and supervision, strict rules also apply to the quality and safety of healthcare. The health law team of La Gro Geelkerken advises and, where necessary, litigates in all areas involving a healthcare organisation or company focused on healthcare or life sciences. From providing guidance during processes with regulators (IGJ, NZA) to drawing up clinical trial agreements and consortium agreements for medical scientific research involving humans. If you have any questions related to health law, you can contact our health law team.

Our approach

Our health law team has in-depth knowledge of the sector and specialised legal knowledge of healthcare-specific laws and regulations. The team will support you by giving you high-quality advice in understandable language and with practical solutions. Our lawyers act as sparring partners and in-house lawyers for clients. You will be assigned a permanent contact person within our health law team. If necessary, a multidisciplinary team will be put together to tackle your problem quickly and professionally.

Your specialist
Michelle Collins

Specialist Employment law & Health law

Here's what we can do for you

  • Medical scientific research involving people

  • Quality and prevention

  • Supervision of quality and market surveillance

  • Market regulation

  • Complaints and disciplinary law

  • Medicines / medical devices

  • Governance in healthcare

  • Medical specialist / Medical Specialist Company

  • Labour law

  • Contract law / liability

  • Privacy, Intellectual Property Law and ICT Law

  • Corporate law

  • Procurement law

  • competition law

Our team advises, guides and litigates with respect to:

  • The Medical Scientific Research Involving Human Subjects Act (WMO)
  • European Clinical Trial Regulation (ECTR)
  • The assessment and procedures of medical scientific research at METCs and the CCMO
  • Drafting clinical trial agreements, consortium agreements and other contracts

Our team advises, guides and litigates with respect to:

  • Patient rights
  • The medical treatment relationship (Medical Treatment Agreement Act, provision of proper care, informed consent, access to medical files, confidentiality, etc.)
  • The Public Health Act
  • The BIG Act (Individual Healthcare Professions Act)
  • The Care and Coercion Act
  • The Mandatory Mental Health Care Act
  • (Re)registration and title protection of professionals
  • Powers/reserved actions

Our team advises, guides and litigates with respect to processes and procedures at:

  • The Health and Youth Care Inspectorate (IGJ)
  • The Dutch Healthcare Authority (NZA), Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM)
  • The Board for the Remediation of Healthcare Institutions
  • The Public Prosecutor

Our team advises, guides and litigates with respect to:

  • The Accession of Healthcare Providers Act (WTZA) / Adjustment Act for the Accession of Healthcare Providers Act (AWTZA)
  • The Healthcare (Market Regulation) Act
  • The Health Insurance Act
  • The Long-term Care Act
  • The Social Support Act
  • The Youth Act
  • Indications, personal budgets, in-kind/reimbursement policies
  • Rate regulation and performance

Our team advises, guides and litigates with respect to:

  • The Quality of Complaints and Disputes in Healthcare Act (WKKGZ)
  • Disciplinary law (BIG Act)
  • Complaints law
  • Incidents, complications and calamities

Our team advises, guides and litigates with respect to:

  • European and Dutch legislation and regulations regarding medicines and medical devices
  • Licensing schemes (preparation/manufacturing, distribution, marketing authorisation)
  • Prescribing and dispensing medicines
  • Advertising and demonstration of favour
  • Pricing, reimbursement and financing
  • Medical Devices Regulation
  • The Medical Devices Act
  • The Medicines Act
  • Procedures at the Medicine Evaluation Board (CBG) or the European Medicine Agency (EMA)

Our team advises, guides and litigates with respect to:

  • Healthcare governance
  • The position of the Board of Directors, Supervisory Board
  • Participation of client councils (WMCZ)
  • Medical staff
  • The Governance Code for Healthcare

Our team advises, guides and litigates with respect to:

  • Inadequately performing medical specialists
  • Employment conditions of medical specialists (AMS)
  • Drafting cooperation agreements, such as agreements between Medical Specialist Companies and hospitals

Our team advises, guides and litigates with respect to:

  • Dismissal procedures
  • Labour law aspects surrounding (complex) reorganisations, mergers and acquisitions
  • Participation of works councils
  • Employment conditions and collective labour agreements

Our team advises, guides and litigates with respect to:

  • Healthcare contracting
  • Medical liability of healthcare professionals and/or healthcare providers¬†

Our team advises, guides and litigates with respect to:

  • Privacy (GDPR, GDPR Implementation Act)
  • Enforcement and supervision by the Dutch Data Protection Authority
  • Intellectual property law
  • ICT law

Our team advises, guides and litigates with respect to:

  • (Healthcare) mergers and acquisitions
  • Annual accounts and reporting
  • Corporate governance
  • Liability (of directors)
  • Entering into or terminating partnerships
  • Establishing companies

Our team advises, guides and litigates with respect to:

  • (Selective) purchasing policy
  • Tenders
  • Drafting contracts

Our team advises, guides and litigates with respect to:

  • The cartel ban
  • Economic positions of power
  • Significant market power
  • Supervision of the ACM
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