Recently, the Health and Youth Care Inspectorate (IGJ) forced a doctor to immediately cease her appeal until the disciplinary tribunal makes a decision. A few months earlier – and for the first time – the IGJ also resorted to this drastic remedy. What exactly is this means of coercion and what happens next?
The Inspectorate announced at the end of February that a doctor in Groningen must immediately stop working. The Inspectorate uses an exceptionally heavy means for this: order to immediately abstain from professional activities (LOOB).