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Transparency Disclosure Platforms National Experience (NL) Matthijs M. van Blokland, LLM General Counsel IPCC Madrid May 21-23, 2013

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PowerPoint PresentationTransparency Disclosure Platforms National Experience (NL)
Matthijs M. van Blokland, LLM General Counsel IPCC Madrid May 21-23, 2013
Health Care Minister A. Klink (VWS) in 2009
I consider to legislate on transparency but I will first allow the parties involved to develop self-regulation. He requests ‘Association Codecommittee Drugadvertising’ (Stichting CGR) to develop a code of conduct.
Development : the Dutch ‘Poldermodel’ of regulation
Regulation = compromises and emphasis on self-regulation
National Disclosure/Transparency Approaches
Legislation vs. self regulation
Process Driver
High Level of Legitimacy
Implementation (main points)
•2013 disclosure of 2012 payments • Q1 uploading info to central register • Q2 info open to public
•Service and sponsor agreements
•Companies : agreements + administrative organisation
•Administration: will fund the incorporation of public register
‘Polder’ partners in Transparency
Management module
in which the company is 
advised; 13
Services other.
by a 
Sponsoring project. Innovative or quality improving activities which 
direct or indirectly are aimed at improving care to patients or the 
progress of medical science and are not (completely) financed in
BIG-register number (Name including initials, m / f, specialism, domicile)
• Chamber of Commerce register number (Company name, seat, place of establishment)
• HCO – own table – Create
• Management Module – login-module
• Each line item separately supplied
• No relationships between line items
• Amount > 500 € must be reported. < 500 € can be reported.
System Management by HCO / HCP
• Management Module HCO / HCP – login-module. HCP via existing KNMG management module (tab)
• Input line items only via Dashboard
• Each line item separately and no relationships between line items
• RelationNumberFI: tab request extension table
• Overview input line item (e mail alert)
Public website
•Search functions for public •Searches on annual basis •3 years public – 4 year in database •Security – no search engines – no external queries.
Conclusion and looking forward
Nefarma Initiatives and Services •Newsletters •Training programmes •P.R. •Coalition with HCP’s organisations •Company lawyers briefings •Cooperation with member companies’ managers •Liaise with administration
Critical issues
Technical issues, like: • Access to info at operational level • Conversion from local to central • Use of unique identifiers Communication issues, like: • Develop clear explanatory notes • Design and content of the website • Press releases Other, like: • Disclosure of personal data • Treatment of VAT

Use of unique identifiers
Press releases
•Other, like: •
First impression
Technical hick ups: • Numbering; • Relevant data sets; • Unique Identifier ↔ Excel; • No identifier.
Search function
• NOT: pharmaceutical company
Communication is KEY • Newletters; • Q&A pre-launch • Q&A post launch • Website
• General info • Presentations • Standard clauses
• Stichting TRZ • Board • Supervisory Board • Focus on implementation
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National Disclosure/Transparency Approaches
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