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Deaconess Hospital

Spokane, Spokane County
Owned by: Rockwood Health System

Deaconess Hospital does not participate in the Washington Death with Dignity Act.

View Hospital's Death with Dignity Policy

If you want more information about the Death with Dignity Act, contact your physician and End of Life Washington.

Deaconess Hospital's Policies on Death with Dignity

1. Allows doctors and other health care providers to talk with patients about treatment options under the Washington Death with Dignity Act. Unclear

The hospital has not posted a Death with Dignity policy. All information in this profile is based on a 2009 news article.

2. Ensures that patients who request assistance with Washington's Death with Dignity Act are referred to a supportive organization or provider. Unclear

Statements from hospital do not address referral procedures.

3. Allows doctors to participate in Death with Dignity in its hospital. No

Source: 2013 email from hospital: "At this time, we do not participate in this action. Our medical staff opted not to participate as a hospital."

4. Allows doctors to participate in Death with Dignity in clinics and other facilities it owns or operates. Unclear

In 2009, the health system said they would not try to prevent their private clinics from prescribing.

5. Allows its pharmacy to fill prescriptions for Death with Dignity medication. No

Source: 2013 email from hospital: "At this time, we do not participate in this action. Our medical staff opted not to participate as a hospital."

6. Allows patients to ingest Death with Dignity medication during their hospital stay. No

Source: 2013 email from hospital: "At this time, we do not participate in this action. Our medical staff opted not to participate as a hospital."

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