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Filing disciplinary proceedings

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Independent professionals, such as doctors, must observe rules of conduct. If not, you may bring disciplinary proceedings against them. Read more.

Do you practise an independent profession (in Dutch)? You must observe the rules of conduct and the rules of professional practice applicable to your profession. If not, people can file a complaint about you with the disciplinary tribunal of your occupational group. Alternatively, you can file a complaint if you are unhappy with the services of an independent professional. Examples of professions that can be subject to disciplinary proceedings are:

  • lawyers
  • civil-law notaries
  • accountants
  • doctors

Competencies disciplinary tribunals

Disciplinary tribunals cannot impose compensation, fines or prison sentences. They can, however, issue a warning or reprimand or impose a – temporary – disqualification from a profession. The tribunals exist to safeguard the 'honour and dignity' of independent professions.

Past tribunal decisions (in Dutch) provides you with the decisions of several sector tribunals.

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