Martijn van de Hel and Wouter Jans have successfully represented Parnasia Groep and Curium LUMC in preliminary relief proceedings against the ten municipalities in the Haaglanden region (H10 gemeenten). Together with other youth care providers, such as Jeugdformaat, Parnassia Groep and Curium, LUMC oppose the youth care procurement tariffs that the H10 municipalities intend to apply to the purchase of youth care, including mental healthcare.
The youth care providers in the Haaglanden region believe that the tariffs applied in 2020 and 2021 are insufficient, considering that the youth care suppliers will not be able to cover their costs. With reference to research reports, Parnassia Groep and Curium LUMC have argued that the tariffs applied by the H10 municipalities are unrealistic.
The preliminary relief court ruled in favour of the youth care providers. It found that de H10 municipalities had not sufficiently demonstrated that they had proportionally set realistic tariffs that covered costs and met the requirements of the Youth Act.