Since 2002, there is a Belgian law defining precisely your rights as a patient. This law also lays the foundation of a good and enduring relationship between the patient and the healthcare practitioner.

In this section, you will find more information about :

Booklet

All the information about patients’ rights have been compiled in a very easily accessible booklet both for patients and healthcare practitioners : Patients' rights – an invitation to dialogue”.

You can download the booklet.

Campaign

The FPS Public Health has developed a new promotional tool in order to acquaint the public with the law on patients’ rights .  A set of 8 videos (in Dutch and in French) about patients’ rights and patients’ cooperation in the relationship with the health care practitioners have been put online. Find out more about

The federal Patients' Rights Commission

Next to the different ombudsman services, the Federal Commission “Patients’ Rights” has been called into being. If you want to know more about the functioning, the qualifications and the publications of this Commission, click here.

More information …

Should you have additional questions about the law and the functioning of the ombudsman services, please contact the Cell Patients’ Rights :

Tel.: +32 (0)2 524 85 20 (NL) and +32 (0)2 524 85 21 (FR)

E-Mail: bemiddeling-patientenrechten@gezondheid.belgie.be and

mediation-droitsdupatient@sante.belgique.be

Document

Form

Contact information

Ombudsmen in Flanders

Ombudsmen in Brussels

Ombudsmen in Wallonia

 

Cell "Patients’ Rights"

FPS Health, Food Chain, Safety and Environment

Victor Hortaplein 40, box 10

1060 Brussels

Dutch-speaking:

Tel.: +32 (0)2 524 85 20

E-mail: bemiddeling-patientenrechten@gezondheid.belgie.be

French-speaking:

Tel.: +32 (0)2 524 85 21

E-mail: mediation-droitsdupatient@sante.belgique.be