Roland Bertens
Lawyer Healthcare & Social domain

Roland Bertens

Lawyer Healthcare & Social domain

Roland Bertens joined Van Benthem & Keulen's Healthcare & Social Domain practice group in February 2020. Within this team he is responsible for finance-related and organisational matters in the healthcare, including the structuring and management of healthcare providers; conflicts with healthcare insurers concerning the contracting and financing of healthcare; conflicts among healthcare providers; and procedures involving the Inspectorate for Health and Youth Care (IGJ) and the Dutch Healthcare Authority (NZa). Roland additionally offers healthcare institutions and medical research associations legal advice on scientific research matters.

He is also very much involved in patient rights (Medical Treatment Contracts Act (WGBO) and the Healthcare Quality, Complaints and Disputes Act (Wkkgz)), and medical confidentiality in particular.

In addition to his involvement in healthcare, Roland also focuses on higher education legislation.


  • Administrative health law
  • Civil healthcare law (healthcare agreements and obligations)
  • Healthcare Insurance Act, Social Support Act (Wmo 2015); Healthcare Market Regulation Act
  • Medical Treatment Contracts Act, Healthcare Quality; Complaints and Disputes Act; Individual Healthcare Professionals Act (BIG Act)
  • Act on Medical Research with People; GDPR
  • Higher Education and Research Act (WHW)

About Roland Bertens


Roland read History and Law at the University of Utrecht before completing a research master's degree in History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Utrecht and a master's degree in Health Law at the University of Amsterdam. In 2021, he completed his PhD research into the historical relationship between healthcare and the Dutch government.

One day a week Roland lectures on health law at the University Medical Centre in Utrecht. He is also a board member (treasurer) of the Dutch Association of AI and Robot Law.