sector Concern

Good care is essential but not always obvious. The care sector is confronted time and again with new rules and developments. Cuts, restricted budgets and decentralization put continuous pressure on care. Healthcare institutions must always find a balance between the human touch and personal attention on the one hand and efficient operations on the other, while many also have to comply with the Healthcare Governance Code 2022. A complex playing field with various players such as the Dutch Healthcare Authority (NZa), the Healthcare and Youth Inspectorate (IGJ) and the Personal Data Authority (AP).

Healthcare institutions and care providers have a lot of sensitive information about their patients. This data, often special personal data, is crucial to ensure the delivery of good care. In addition, there is increasing digitization and automation in healthcare. Extra attention to privacy is therefore required.

Because the funding of care is under pressure, discussions arise about the desired and necessary support under the Wmo and about PGBs. In the procurement of care by health care institutions, there are often discussions at the time of tendering, contract formation and compliance with conditions.

The view and function of real estate has also changed in healthcare. Due to a separation of housing and care and, for example, a reduction in the number of beds at mental health institutions, real estate is being sold by care institutions, leased to other parties, or rented from housing corporations, for example.

Care in practice concerns a team of lawyers who work from different areas of expertise for healthcare institutions [such as home care organizations and nursing and care homes], mental health institutions, general practitioners, healthcare mediators and real estate companies and developers. Consider:

Specific healthcare legislation, such as:

  • The Admission of Care Providers Act [WTZa];
  • The Care Quality, Complaints and Disputes Act [Wkkgz];
  • The Medical Treatment Agreement Act [WGBO];
  • The BIG Act;
  • The Health Insurance Act [Zvw];
  • The Social Support Act [Wmo];
  • The Youth Act;
  • The Long-Term Care Act [Wlz].

In doing so, we look for opportunities. Even when that means looking outside our own expertise. We then quickly switch with a colleague from with a different expertise. That often leads to different perspectives and surprising solutions for our clients.

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