Social Security Number

Social Security Number

As of June 1, 2009 is the identification requirement and the record of the Citizen Service Number (BSN) required in healthcare. Anyone who uses care and is older than 14 years should be able to identify themselves. The BSN is a unique and personal number and replaces the social security number. The CSN has some important advantages:

  • reliable and secure exchange of patient data
  • prevention of mistaken identity
  • better protection against identity theft.

Already more patient in the hospital, but you still have not registered your Social Security number, please let us do so. You go to the counter of this Office Patient Registration and take a valid identification (passport, Dutch driving license, identity card or alien).

Frequently asked questions about the BSN


1. What does BSN?
The Citizens Service Number (CSN) is a unique and personal number and replaces the social security number. Anyone who is registered with a municipality has a BSN. BSN has a few important advantages: reliable and secure exchange of patient data, prevent mistaken better protection against identity theft.

2. What has BSN with SPD?
The Citizens Service Number (CSN) is used to match the right patient information to the right person. This is important as another care your medical seeks access. The exchange of your medical information through the national Electronic Patient Record (EPR) happen in the future based on your BSN. In this way, fewer mistakes and fraud more difficult.
For more information about the SPD www.infoepd.nl .

3. Who uses the BSN in healthcare?
In the Wet use BSN in care (2008) sets out the parties should use the BSN: care providers (eg, hospitals, GPs, mental health institutions, nursing homes, pharmacists, physiotherapists, health insurers and assessment bodies (eg Youth Care Agency).

4. Does the BSN to stand on the patient picture?
The CSN does not yet appear on your patient plate (punch plate). Possibly this is going to happen in the future.

5. Do I need a new patient picture?
You only need to create a (new) patients Tag if you had not been in our hospital or changes in your personal information (such other address, doctor or insurance). You will go to Patient Registration Desk at the outpatient square and leave here to make a new image. The new plate stand apart from your name and birth date, some numbers that are needed for internal administrative processing and exchange:. No one SAP and iSoft no.

6. Does my child have a BSN?
Each child aged 14 and older is mandatory own identification to prove their entitlement under the Act indentificatieplicht (2005). This identity is the own BSN your child. Children under 14 years old can identify themselves with the transfer into the passport of one of the parents. Obviously, a child also legitimize its own identity may, if it's possession.

7. Can I give myself by my partner BSN?
Yes you can, provided you have a valid proof of your partner she has. You may possibly also pass the BSN from other family members or someone for whom you provide care for example performed. Please have a valid ID of person along.

8. What is a valid form of identification?
Under valid identification means a passport, a Dutch driving license, ID card or a residence permit. Only a medical insurance card is not sufficient. Also moped license (scooter driving license ') is not a valid ID.

9. Expired ID not valid with caregiver
If your identity is no longer valid, you can not use it to identify you to a health care provider. You must purchase a new ticket.

10. Emergency Room and legitimize
Do you need immediate medical assistance, you will be helped first.

11. Can I submit a copy of my passport or identity card?
No, these are not valid credentials.

12. Do I need my BSN (Citizen Service Number) only once to register?
Yes, in the University Hospital Maastricht / Maastricht UMC + you need to let only once do. But go to another hospital, you must also register as once your BSN.