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Health and Social Care Law

Private health care and social care are governed by a wide range of regulations. In addition, supervision is carried out by the Health and Social Care Inspectorate (IVO) and the National Board of Health and Welfare. It is of utmost importance that private providers are proactive when structuring their businesses, that they work with systematic quality management and that they ensure that, at any given time, the business complies with all of the rules that apply to the business. It is also important that the leaders of the business have and maintain a necessary understanding of the regulatory framework that applies to the business.

Advice for private health care and social care companies

The private health and social care sector is an important complement to municipal and regional health and social care. Companies, cooperatives, foundations and non-profit associations contribute to greater choice and diversity in health care and social care. It is important that these private businesses are up to date on applicable rules and legislation so that they can obtain and maintain their licensing. 

Our experts have many years of comprehensive experience in working in the health and social care sector, and we regularly assist clients with everything from proactive structuring of their businesses and licence applications to more urgent assistance in connection with, for example, supervision or decisions to revoke licences as well as in connection with the sale of health and social care companies. 

We help with, for example:

  • Advice in connection with the applications for licences or applications to modify existing licences
  • Advice in connection with, among other things, supervision by regulatory authorities
  • Advice in connection with monitoring by municipalities and regions
  • Contractual issues, such as interpretation and negotiation 
  • Assistance with questions concerning the freedom of choice system (LOV)
  • Representation in court proceedings, such as decisions on licence revocation, injunctions, and denial of applications for licenses or licence modifications
  • Representation in disputes, such as those relating to terminated or cancelled contracts and in damages actions

Our public administration/health and social care law team regularly advises clients on administrative law and health and social care issues and related disputes. We provide strategic advice when dealing with regulatory authorities and buyers, such as municipalities and regions, and we also help you develop and quality assure your business.