Euthanasia (advance declaration)
Any person capable of expressing his or her will may draw up an advance declaration of euthanasia (living will) so that, should he or she become incapable of communicating their wishes, a doctor may carry out euthanasia in accordance with the conditions and procedure laid down by law.
You can register this declaration with the local authorities in the FPS Public Health database which is accessible to doctors.
The declaration must be co-signed, on the same date, by two witnesses of the age of legal majority, at least one of whom must have no material interest in the death, and may potentially also be witnessed by other trusted persons, as long as they have reached the age of majority.
As of 2 April 2020, advance declarations of euthanasia are of an unlimited duration. Declarations registered before this date remain valid for 5 years and are subject to renewal.
To have one's main residence on the territory of the City of Brussels
Have reached the age of legal majority or be an emancipated minor
Be capable of expressing your own will
By appointment, at the counter of the Administrative Centre of the City of Brussels, to be made:
- By calling 02 279 23 00
- By e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
By appointment, at the Liaison Offices in Laeken, Louise and Neder-Over-Heembeek. The appointment can be made by contacting the Liaison Office of your choice: Laeken, Louise and Neder-Over-Heembeek.
ID card or residence card
External site Advance declaration of euthanasia form completed and signed by all parties