Testimonial for medical indication

It may occur that you are asked for a testimonial for medical indication.
A testimonial for medical indication is a written statement by a physician, in which an on medical data based impression concerning the patient's health is given with another purpose than treatment.

The physician federation KNMG recommends physicians not to give a testimonial for medical indication concerning one's own patients because they can not give an objective and independent opinion. However, a physician can provide, with permission of the patient, factual medical information.

The KNMG has drafted a refusal statement which is considered to be leading by us.
You can download this refusal statement via the website of the KNMG so you can, if desired, submit it to a requesting authority.