Trigger warning - suicide. This is a throwaway account, because.
I have a long term illness that is going to kill me in a nasty way - not in the next 5 to 10 years, but eventually.
I live in Germany and I am married to a German. We have laws here requiring you to render assistance. Recently (in the last 5 years) we had a case where people stepped over a 'passed out' homeless person in a bank lobby who died (or was already dead). The court (quite rightly) found them guilty of neglecting their duty of care. They should at least have called the emergency services. This is a basic requirement of law.
My question is about how this law applies to a spouse.
Eventually, when it is my time to go, I do not want to wait out my disease but would rather pick a time and place of my choosing. Under this law, does my spouse live under the same threat? Do I need to hide this from her, or can I let her know of my intent? If she is there and present to the end, does she risk prosecution if she does nothing to stop it?
This is not a question about assisted dying laws in Germany (which I know a bit about), but simply about spousal liability about knowing what is going on.
In the spirit of this stack answers about other jurisdictions are welcome, but only answers about Germany are liable to be selected.