Martijn van de Hel, Leyla Bozkurt and Wouter Jans have succesfully assisted Parnassia Groep and Curium LUMC in the appeal lodged by the ten municipalities in the Haaglanden region (H10 gemeenten) against the decision of the court in preliminary relief proceedings on the tariffs for youth care (including mental health care).
Together with other youth care providers such as Jeugdformaat, Parnassia Groep and Curium LUMC brought preliminary relief proceedings because they believe that the tariffs for 2020 and 2021 are insufficient. With the proposed tariffs youth care providers will not be able to cover their costs. The court in preliminary relief proceedings ruled in favour of the youth care providers. The court found that the H10 municipalities had not sufficiently demonstrated that they had proportionally set realistic tariffs that covered costs and met the requirements of the Youth Act.
The H10 municipalities had lodged an appeal against this decision. In short, the H10 municipalities do not agree with the way in which the Court in preliminary relief proceedings applied the legal framework for setting the tariffs. The court hearing took place at the Court of Appeal in The Hague on 8 June 2020. The verdict of the Court of Appeal confirmed the decision of the court in preliminary relief proceedings and can be found here.