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The accumulation of new legislation and regulations is causing implementation problems at healthcare institutions and encourages violations and potentially high fines.
The new legislation that is introduced year in year out is making great demands of our healthcare institutions. Healthcare providers have to mobilise all of their efforts to comply with the strict government requirements in particular in the area of compliance. This is one of the recommendations included in ‘Handboek compliance in de zorg’ (‘Compliance in healthcare’), edited by Dr Marc Wiggers and Professor Wilco Oostwouder, both active in the Loyens & Loeff healthcare team.
For example, healthcare institutions are required to adjust the salary structure, reassess the employment relationships with self-employed persons from a tax perspective, notify data leaks, introduce whistle-blower's regulations on a mandatory basis, screen the employment history of new healthcare providers and report dismissal for seriously unsatisfactory performance to the Netherlands Healthcare Inspectorate (IGZ). The pressure is increased even further by the severe sanctions, such as high fines, which may be imposed by the various supervisory authorities in case of...
Changes are envisaged in Dutch legislation applicable to public-interest entities in relation to inter alia the composition of audit committees of public-interest entities pursuant to article 39 of Directive 2014/56/EU on statutory audits of annual accounts and consolidated accounts (amending Directive 2006/43/EC) (Audit Directive). Public-interest entities include entities established in the EU whose securities are admitted to trading on an EU regulated market as well as licensed credit institutions and insurance companies having their registered office in the EU and entities designated by a member state as such.