Capital Medical Center, as a facility, does not participate directly in the Washington Death with Dignity Act, but refers terminally ill patients to their own primary care physicians.
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.
Capital 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.|| Unclear|
"If patients raise the question, they are directed to speak to their primary care physician."
| 2. Ensures that patients who request assistance with Washington's Death with Dignity Act are referred to a supportive organization or provider.|| Unclear|
| 3. Allows doctors to participate in Death with Dignity in its hospital.|| Yes, with restrictions|
Employed doctors are not permitted to prescribe Death with Dignity medication at the hospital or affiliated clinics. Doctors in private practice may serve as an "attending physician" under the Death with Dignity Act and may prescribe while their patient is inpatient at the hospital. However, they may not provide Death with Dignity medication on site.
| 4. Allows doctors to participate in Death with Dignity in clinics and other facilities it owns or operates.|| Yes, with restrictions|
Employed doctors are not permitted to prescribe Death with Dignity medication at affiliated clinics.
| 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|