Living Will in Cataluña

Living Will in Cataluña

You will have the opportunity to register the health care you want to receive when you are in a situation where you cannot manifest it of your own free will.

If you live in Cataluña you can already register the advance directives that you consider necessary in life if later on you cannot express your own wishes as a consequence of a worsening of your health, be it physical or mental. Those wills will be taken into account by your doctors.

Living Will in Cataluña

You will have the opportunity to register the health care you want to receive when you are in a situation where you cannot manifest it of your own free will.

If you live in Cataluña you can already register the advance directives that you consider necessary in life if later on you cannot express your own wishes as a consequence of a worsening of your health, be it physical or mental. Those wills 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 Cataluña, 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 Cataluña is called an advance directive document

The living will in Cataluña is a document addressed to the responsible doctors, in which a person of legal age, with sufficient capacity and freely, expresses the instructions to take into account when they are in a situation in which circumstances do not allow him to personally express his will. This document is incorporated into the patient’s medical history.

In Cataluña, the living will can be done by any person of legal age and in full capacity, that is, they must have sufficient understanding to understand their diagnosis as well as the benefits, risks and treatment alternatives proposed. Therefore, minors are not allowed to process the living will, in which case, the father, mother or legal guardian of the minor will have the last word on what to do and how to act on child care.

This document can be created by filling in an available template, in paper or digital format. According to the regulations, there are 2 ways to process the living will in Catalonia and thus make the declaration of advance directives: before a notary or before three witnesses. In the case of witnesses, at least two of them must not have a family relationship until the second degree with the applicant due to a patrimonial relationship and that they are not linked to it.

When processing the living will or the declaration of advance directives, there is the possibility of appointing a representative who will act as an interlocutor with the healthcare team when the requesting person cannot express his or her own will and that He is a person of full confidence, appointed by the applicant, from whom he must know his values and his will, and who has the power to interpret and apply it.

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

  • Advance directives document signed by all the parties: grantor, all witnesses (if they intervene) and representative (if there is someone designated).
  • Authenticated photocopies of the ID or passports of the grantor, the witnesses (if applicable) and the representative (if applicable).

In Cataluña, you can obtain more information and process the registration of the advance directives document in any public or private healthcare center in Cataluña, at the Citizen Attention Offices (requesting an appointment), from any notary if We have opted for this way of formalizing the document and at the Health Department of the Generalitat of Cataluña.

You can get more information at the Generalitat of Cataluña website.

You can also process the living will or advance directives through the Internet , through the service that My Digital Legacy makes available to all citizens of Catalonia, 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 Cataluña?

In Cataluña, the living will, after regulation at the national level in 2002, is managed and processed based on a Law published by the Generalitat of Cataluña in 2006.

Autonomy Statute Law, of June 18, 2006.

Some information about the Living Will in Catalonia

Living Wills Made

%

Citizens of Cataluña who have made a living will

%

They are made by women

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

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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 Cataluña?

If you have any questions, queries or questions about any technical and/or legal aspect of the living will in Cataluña or about how the living will is administered and managed through My Digital Legacy, fill out this form with your information and your ask and we will answer you as soon as possible.




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