Dutch Medical Treatment Contracts Act

The Dutch Medical Treatment Contracts Act (WGBO) regulates the relationship between patients and care providers. Among other things the WGBO stipulates that those involved in medical scientific research have to be adequately informed about the research and must give their legally valid permission for their data to be accessed. The WGBO is applicable to medical scientific research that is not covered by the scope of the WMO or the Embryo Act. However, the WGBO may also be applicable to medical scientific research that is covered by the scope of the WMO or the Embryo Act.