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PMH Medical Center

Prosser, Benton County
Owned by: Prosser Public Health District

PMH Medical Center 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.

PMH Medical Center'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

While the hospital does not require providers to inform patients of their available options under the Death with Dignity Act, the policy does not prohibit providers from doing so.

2. Ensures that patients who request assistance with Washington's Death with Dignity Act are referred to a supportive organization or provider. No

Any patient wishing to receive life-ending medication while a patient of the district will be informed that they must find a participating provider on their own and/or be referred to their Primary Care Physician (PCP).

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

However, nothing in the policy prohibits a physician or employee who is employed by or who is an independent contractor of Prosser Public Hospital District from participating under the Act when not functioning within the scope of his or her capacity as an employee or independent contractor of Prosser Public Hospital District.

4. Allows doctors to participate in Death with Dignity in clinics and other facilities it owns or operates. No
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. Unclear

No patient will be denied other medical care or treatment because of the patient’s participation under the Act. The patient will be treated in the same manner as all other Prosser Public Hospital District patients.

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