Duties of the Patients

The Medical Treatment Agreement Act (Wet Geneeskundige Behandel­ ingsovereenkomst) has as its goal to fortify the rights and duties of the patient and the care giver.  In Curacao this law has been integrated in the Civil Code "Burgelijke Wetboek"

Your duties as a patient:

  • Seek a care giver (doctor of specialist)
  • Give complete information on your state of health in order for the caregiver to be able to make a good diagnosis and offer you adequate treatment.  
  • Comply with the advice of your caregiver. 
  • Register on time, not one day before with the exception of emergency hospitalization. 

For hospitalization you need to bring the following:

  • Admission letter “opname brief”
  • Medical results from other specialists
  • Valid Identification
  • A letter of guarantee or a insurance card, 
  • In case of guardianship “voogdij” you need to bring valid identification.