The Centre was instituted by WHO in 1989, and came under the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment in 1998.

The Centre’s terms of reference relate on the one hand to the implementation and use of the FIC and related classifications in the Netherlands and on the other hand to their international update and revision, resulting from their use; see also the Centre's flyer. An overview in Dutch on utility, application and necessity of international classifications in the Netherlands has been reported in 2010 to the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, see also the English abstract.

More information about the WHO Family of International Classifications?

This website is partly bilingual, partly monolingual, either in English or in Dutch, depending on intended user groups and availability of information in either one or both languages. The website is complementary to the classifications website of WHO:

ICF, ICD-10, and ICD-O are available online in Dutch in a Classification Browser.

New version of ICD-10: 2021

Starting January 2022 a new version of ICD-10 will come in effect in the Netherlands. This ICD-10 2021-V3-C contains all updates and corrections to ICD-10 to date.    

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