Living Will in Cantabria

Living Will in Cantabria

You will have the opportunity to leave the statements about your health care that you want to receive when you are in a situation where they cannot express them by yourself.

If you live in Cantabria you can already process and declare the previous wills that you deem appropriate in life if later on you cannot express your own will as a consequence of the deterioration of your state of health, physical or mental. Those statements will be taken into account by your doctors.

Living Will in Cantabria

You will have the opportunity to leave the statements about your health care that you want to receive when you are in a situation where they cannot express them by yourself.

If you live in Cantabria you can already process and declare the previous wills that you deem appropriate in life if later on you cannot express your own will as a consequence of the deterioration of your state of health, physical or mental. Those statements will be taken into account by your doctors.

What does the Living Will consist of?

We put at your disposal a very simple form to leave your instructions on the care or treatments you want or do not receive and to appoint the representatives to act as interlocutors before the responsible medical team. This document can be made by a person of legal age, capable and free, and with the same freedom and requirements, its content can be revoked or modified. Keep in mind that if the patient cannot and there is no advance directive document, the relatives will intervene.

You will have a complete and exhaustive advice whenever you need it, since we solve all the possible doubts that may arise before creating your living will and while you fill it out.

We take care of registering the document in the register of advance directives of the Comunidad Autónoma de Cantabria, and we will even electronically send a copy of them to the registry if this mechanism is enabled.

Our living will processing service includes additional guarantees from blockchain technology.

The living will in Cantabria is called a document of previous wills

The living will in Cantabria is a document that contains the statements of citizens about the health care they wish to receive when they are in a situation, predictably irreversible and terminal, in which they cannot manifest themselves. Thus, persons of legal age can express their will in advance so that it is fulfilled if situations arise in which circumstances they are not able to express their will personally about the care and treatment of their health.

In Cantabria the living will can be made by any person of legal age and with full legal capacity to act and act freely. However, unlike other autonomous communities, minors do not have the right to create or process a living will. In these cases, the father, mother or legal guardian of the minor will have the power to make the necessary decision when the time comes.

This document can be created by filling in an available template, in paper or digital format. As indicated by the regulations, there are 3 ways to process the living will in Cantabria and thus manifest the advance directives: by a notary, by three witnesses or before an official of the Ministry of Health and Social Services.

When processing the living will or the declarations of previous wills, there is the possibility of appointing one or more representatives who will act as valid interlocutors with the doctor or healthcare team in making decisions about medical treatment to be applied to the grantor. Any person of legal age who is not legally incapacitated may be the representative of the patient who grants this document and it is necessary for that person to know their appointment and sign their acceptance.

In order to process the living will in Cantabria it is necessary to provide the following documentation:

  • Document registration request signed by the grantor and the representative (s).
  • Certified copies of the DNIs or passports of the witnesses (if applicable) and, where appropriate, of the representative.
  • Original signed of the prior will document.
  • Writ of acceptance of the representative, if there is one designated.
  • If it is with witnesses, responsible statement from two of the witnesses stating that they do not have a relationship until the 2nd degree or employment, property or service relationship, or relationship marital nor of analogous affectivity to the conjugal with the grantor.
  • If before a notary, also: authenticated copy of the notarized document.

In Cantabria, you can obtain more information and process the declarations of previous wills in the Registry of the Ministry of Health, in any public registry of the Autonomous Administration or in any of the points included in the Law of Administrative Procedure. It may also be sent by post to the Register of Prior Will of the Ministry of Health and Social Services of the Government of Cantabria, located at Calle Federico Víal, nº 13, Santander. or appear at the Customer Service points of the hospitals or Health Centers of the Cantabrian Health Service.

You can also process the living will or advance directives of will through the Internet, through the service that My Digital Legacy makes available to all citizens of Cantabria, also extensible throughout the Spanish territory. We take care of everything. In the following link you can obtain more information about the living will in Spain.

What regulations exist to regulate the Living Will in Cantabria?

In Cantabria, the living will, after regulation at the national level in 2002, is managed and processed based on a Decree published by the Government of Cantabria in 2004.

Decree 139/2004, of December 5, by which the Registry of Prior Will of Cantabria is created and regulated.

Decree 2/2012, of January 12, which modifies Decree 139/2004, of December 5, which creates and regulates the Registry of Prior Will of Cantabria.

Some information about the Living Will in Cantabria

Living Wills Made

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Cantabrian citizens who have made a living will

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They are made by men

*Extracted data from the National Register of Prior Instructions in July 2020

Process now your Living Will

With witnesses

Choose up to 3 different people who will act as witnesses when processing your living will.

By notary

With your living will already prepared, we make an appointment with your trusted notary or one of your area.

Do you have any questions about the Living Will in Cantabria?

If you have any doubt, query or question about any technical and / or legal aspect of the living will in Cantabria or about how the living will is administered and managed through My Digital Legacy, fill in this form with your data and your ask and we will answer you as soon as possible.




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