Dutch doctors don't have to report jihadists without "concrete threat"
Doctors in the Netherlands do not have to call the authorities if they have a patient with violent ideas in their consulting room - their professional confidentiality only lapses when there is a "concrete threat", according to doctors' federation KNMG in a guide to doctors, AD reports. The KNMG published this guide - titled "Is my patient a terrorist?" - in response to talks of a proposal that would legally require doctors to report terrorism plans, making doctors an extension of the law. According to the federation, the expression of violent ideas is "insufficient argument" for calling the authorities. That only changes if the doctor has other information to indicate that the talks constitute a concrete threat.