End of life

Belgium Euthanasia : A summary of the legal framework law of May 28, 2002

Published on : Thematic : End of life / Legislative texts Temps de lecture : 2 min.

The Belgian law provides for 2 specific instances of euthanasia 1) Patients who are conscious  In the case of a conscious patient in the final stage of his/her illness, euthanasia may take place if : the patient is an adult or a minor who has been granted adult legal status and is deemed to be in his/ her right mind and therefore able to express his/her wishes; the request has been made on a voluntary, thoughtful and repeated basis and does not arise from being pressured into it; the ...

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