Collaborative Mutual Societies with the Social Security Institute are private business associations set up through the authorisation of the Ministry of Employment and Social Security and registration in the corresponding special Registry. Their main aim is to collaborate in the management of the Social Security System under the supervision and control of the aforementioned Ministry. They are non-profit organisations and their members assume joint and several liability according to the criteria and within the scope established in this law.
Once they have been set up, Collaborative Mutual Societies with the Social Security Institute acquire legal personality and capacity to act towards the fulfilment of their purpose. Their field of action extends to the entire State.