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Hetty ten Oever

PhD candidate/Guest Staff Member

H.A. ten Oever
+31 71 527 1326

Hetty ten Oever is connected to the Institute for Private Law as PhD candidate and lecturer since 1 November 2011.

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Hetty graduated in Notarial Law and Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law from Leiden Law School. During her master’s, she studied for a semester as an exchange student at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. As a student she worked at the Dutch law firm Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn and as a She has been a PhD Candidate and junior lecturer at the Department of Civil Law since November 2011.

PhD research

Hetty is writing a dissertation on healthcare purchase agreements. Private health insurers enter into contract with healthcare providers, such as hospitals, general practitioners and pharmacies. The reciprocal healthcare purchase agreements oblige the care provider to provide medical treatment to patients insured with the health insurer and oblige the health insurer to pay the agreed tariffs for the provided care.
What does the instrumental approach to contract law in the healthcare sector mean for the mutual rights and obligations of care providers and health insurers? To what extent and in what way are the contractual rights and obligations of health insurers and healthcare providers influenced by public law Acts, sector-specific market regulation, competition law or more in general the right to healthcare, the public interest or interests of the insured concerned?

The research focuses on health purchase agreements with regard to care covered under the Health Insurance Act.

The research is supervised by prof. mr. H.J. Snijders and mr.dr. I.S.J. Houben.  It forms part of the Leiden research on Interaction between legal systems.

Ancillary positions

Hetty is editor of the Leiden Yearbook of Private Law (BWKJ) and is Clerk of the court at the Court of Appeal, The Hague.

PhD candidate/Guest Staff Member

  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut voor Privaatrecht
  • Civiel recht

Work address

Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden



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