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MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital

Puyallup, Pierce County
Owned by: MultiCare Health System

MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital does not participate directly in the Washington Death with Dignity Act, but permits doctors to do so with some restrictions.

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.

MultiCare Good Samaritan 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. Yes
2. Ensures that patients who request assistance with Washington's Death with Dignity Act are referred to a supportive organization or provider. Yes
3. Allows doctors to participate in Death with Dignity in its hospital. Yes, with restrictions

MultiCare doctors may counsel their patients with regard to the Act and may serve in the role of attending physician and/or consulting physician in accordance with the act, provided that they will not facilitate delivery or ingestion of life-ending medications within any MHS acute care hospital.

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

Doctors may participate in the Death with Dignity Act within their physician practices and offices.

5. Allows its pharmacy to fill prescriptions for Death with Dignity medication. No
6. Allows patients to ingest Death with Dignity medication during their hospital stay. No

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