IGZ - The Dutch Health Inspectorate Overview

The Health Care Inspectorate (Inspectie voor Gezondheidszorg or IGZ) is the Dutch government agency within the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport responsible for public health policies. The IGZ was formed in 1995 with the merger of three insistutions: the Medical Inspectorate of Health, the Medical Inspectorate for Mental Health, and the Drug Inspectorate.

The IGZ supervises the enforcement of health legislation, investigates incidents, deals with both Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Good Distribution Practice (GDP) compliance, and oversees the activity of DEKRA Certification, the ‘notified body’ for the Netherlands. It also oversees the quality and usage of medical devices, and ensures that manufacturers comply with existing European regulations.

A list of EU regulations can be found here on our website

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Medical Device Associations in The Netherlands: