The Court of The Hague has ruled that the Dutch authorities may not refuse BIG-registration to a foreign professional by demanding other education than prescibed by law.
In this case, Dutch universities have the practice to provide more education to Dutch students than the minimum standard prescribed by Dutch law. The court ruled that the authorities are not allowed to require such additional education from a foreign professional.
This means that the foreign professional can be registered and practice in The Netherlands when the minimum standard is met.
The decision has recently been confirmed in appeal.
The professional was assisted before the Court by Niels van Steijn.