Apply for long-term care indication (Wlz indication)

If you need intensive long-term care, for example, due to a disability or mental illness, you can receive care under the Long-Term Care Act (Wlz). For this, you must request a Wlz-indicatie (Wlz indication) from the Care Needs Assessment Centre (CIZ). The CIZ will assess the care you need.

Last updated on 26 October 2021

Wlz indication conditions

‘Wlz’ is the Dutch abbreviation for the Long-Term Care Act. With a Wlz indication, you can receive care under this act (in Dutch). You can then receive a place in a long-term care home or other care institution. Or you can receive intensive care at your home.

To get a Wlz indication, you must meet certain conditions. For instance, you must require access to care close at hand 24 hours a day. The conditions (in Dutch) are available on the CIZ website.

Apply for a Wlz indication

You can apply for a Wlz indication (in Dutch) from the CIZ.

Laws and regulations

Long-Term Care Act, Articles 3.2.1 and 3.2.3

Decree on Long-Term Care, Articles 3.2.1 to 3.2.5

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