In order to meet both preoccupations, the legislator decided in 2019 to amend Section 4 of the Act on euthanasia in such a way that a request for euthanasia in an advance directive would be valid for a period of ten years instead of five years. One of the most important of these conditions is that before carrying out euthanasia, the acting physician must consult another physician regarding the serious and incurable nature of the patient's health condition. The Act on euthanasia of 28 May 2002 has legalised euthanasia in Belgium under strict legal conditions.