Cascade Medical Center 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.
Cascade 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|
| 2. Ensures that patients who request assistance with Washington's Death with Dignity Act are referred to a supportive organization or provider.|| Unclear|
The policy does not address referrals.
| 3. Allows doctors to participate in Death with Dignity in its hospital.|| Yes, with restrictions|
Restrictions: (1) The policy allows doctors to serve as "attending" and "consulting" physicians under the Act so long as they do not deliver or facilitate delivery or ingestion of Death with Dignity medications within any Cascade Medical Facility. (2) Only the doctor's established patients may qualify for Death with Dignity services. Doctors may not accept referrals of outside patients.
| 4. Allows doctors to participate in Death with Dignity in clinics and other facilities it owns or operates.|| Yes, with restrictions|
Restrictions: Same as above
| 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|