Psychotherapy & Movement’s GGZ Quality Register

As of 1 January 2017, and in line with the Dutch Health Insurance Act (Zvw), all Dutch mental healthcare providers are obliged to have a ‘quality statute’. This obligation applies for both independent providers, such as Psychotherapy & Movement, and national organisations. The GGZ mental healthcare quality register came into force on 1 January 2017 and is obligatory for all providers of ‘medical mental healthcare’; in other words general basic mental healthcare (in Dutch: generalistische basis-GGZ) and specialised mental healthcare (in Dutch: gespecialiseerde-GGZ). 

The quality statute describes the way in which a mental healthcare practice organises integral care for individual clients, in particular the tasks, responsibilities and competences of the internal and external healthcare providers and partners involved, and their mutual relations, in such a way that the client’s autonomy and self-management is stimulated as far as possible, and the quality and efficiency of the care provided is both transparent and verifiable. 

The Psychotherapy & Movement quality statute has been officially approved and came into force on 1 January 2017. Psychotherapy & Movement’s approved quality statute was submitted to the ZiNL (Dutch National Healthcare Institute) on 31 December 2016. The ZiNL has a freely accessible database listing all healthcare providers with an approved statute. The Psychotherapy & Movement quality register is available for inspection at our office.

Recognised training practice

Since 1 January 2017, Psychotherapy & Movement has been a recognised training practice inspected by the RINO group (Utrecht). Dutch Healthcare Authority (NZa) number: 450- 4116. Under a full-time employment agreement, the training course to become a healthcare psychologist consists of a two-year programme with one day a week of theoretical training.

Certificate of Conduct (VOG)

All practitioners at Psychotherapy & Movement have an obligation of confidentiality and a valid Certificate of Conduct (in Dutch: Verklaring Omtrent Gedrag/VOG). This certificate is renewed every three years.

Certificate of Conduct for Procurement (GVA)

As an independent practice, Psychotherapy & Movement has a Certificate of Conduct for Procurement.

What is a Certificate of Conduct for Procurement?
A Certificate of Conduct for Procurement (in Dutch: Gedragsverklaring Aanbesteden/GVA) is provided by the Dutch screening authority Justis when an investigation has shown there are no objections to a natural or legal person submitting a tender for a public contract.

In order to provide this certificate, the Dutch screening authority Justis, which is authorised to award a Certificate of Conduct for Procurement, consults the Judicial Documentation System and examines whether any relevant decisions have been taken by the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets, or the European Commission.