Prof. Tom Balthazar

Prof. Tom Balthazar

Professor in health law at UGent and Zorgnet-Icuro, Belgium

Biography

IHF Member
Tom Balthazar is associate professor of health law at the University of Gent (Belgium) and legal advisor to Zorgnet-Icuro, the umbrella organization of all hospitals and health care institutions in Flanders. Tom studied law at the universities of Gent (UGent) and Brussels (ULB). He worked during 22 years as solicitor, specialized in health law. He was member of the Belgian National Advisory Board for Bio-Ethics (2000-2004) and President of the National Advisory Board for Patient Rights (2004-2006). He is member of the ethical commission of the Ghent University Hospital and president of the health-chamber of the advisory board to the Flemish Government. He is liaison officer for Belgium within ‘European Hospital and Healthcare Federation HOPE’and ‘national contactperson’ for Belgium within the ‘European Association for Health Law