When the doctor is informed of the arrangements for the end of life, he or she must take them into consideration after making sure that:

  1. The circumstances and requirements foreseen in the arrangements for the end of life are fulfilled;
  2. The arrangements are valid and have been duly registered;
  3. The essential conditions in relation to the condition of the patient are fulfilled:
    1. The patient suffers from a serious and incurable accidental or pathological condition,
    2. The patient is unconscious and
    3. This situation is irreversible according to the current state of science.

The doctor may refuse to proceed with euthanasia, but he or she must inform their patient and/or the person of trust about that within 24 hours and to transmit the file to a fellow doctor designated by the patient or the person of trust.

See also:
Does a doctor have the obligation to fulfil a request which complies with the law? How about the nursing staff? How about hospitals or other facilities hosting persons at the end of life?