Legislation and regulations
You will have to deal with a great many rules and laws within the framework of practicing your profession as a dentist. We have prepared a brief summary of relevant legislation and regulations in order to give you an idea of what you will be dealing with. This overview does not contain the full legal texts but generally aims to provide only a brief summary of the provisions set out in the various laws. References to more extensive texts or additional background information are also included.
Individual Healthcare Professions Act (BIG)
The rules and regulations that apply to care professionals are set out in the Individual Healthcare Professions Act (Dutch acronym: BIG, fully implemented as of 1 December 1997). This legislation has two goals: