Payment terms and conditions
These payment terms were established by the Royal Dutch Organization of Midwives (Koninklijke Nederlandse Organisatie van Verloskundigen – KNOV), with its registered office in Utrecht; filed with the registry of the District Court in Utrecht on June 21, 1996, under number 165/1996.
The following terms and conditions apply to full or partial obstetric care, provided by a midwife or her/his deputy:
1. Payment term
Payment for the obstetric care provided must be made within 30 days of the invoice date by the client to the obstetrician with whom she is under supervision in connection with her pregnancy, without any deduction, settlement or discount.
If the payment term is exceeded, the client is deemed to be in default without notice of default. From the due date of the account, the client also owes a monthly interest of 1% on the outstanding amount, whereby part of a month is counted as a full month.
3. Cost of collections
If the client remains in default with payment after summons, all judicial and extrajudicial collection costs that the midwife must incur in order to obtain full payment without further notice of default shall be borne by the client. The collection costs amount to at least 15% of the claim, plus the VAT owed on the costs, insofar as the midwife cannot settle this. Collection costs include, among other things: the costs of legal assistance, the involvement of a collection agency, bailiff or lawyer.
The administrative data of the midwife are decisive for determining the amount owed by the client, unless the client provides explicit evidence to the contrary.
5. Dispute resolution
All disputes arising from an agreement subject to these terms and conditions will be submitted to the competent court of the debtor’s domicile. If the dispute between the parties does not fall within the jurisdiction of the subdistrict court, the midwife is entitled to submit the dispute to the competent court in Utrecht.