Group Health Cooperative (doing business as Group Health Central Hospital) participates 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.
Group Health Cooperative (doing business as Group Health Central 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|
| 4. Allows doctors to participate in Death with Dignity in clinics and other facilities it owns or operates.|| Yes|
| 5. Allows its pharmacy to fill prescriptions for Death with Dignity medication.|| Yes|
| 6. Allows patients to ingest Death with Dignity medication during their hospital stay.|| Yes, with restrictions|
Group Health Cooperative contracts with local community hospitals that may have corporate policies restricting Death with Dignity. In that case, Group Health will coordinate transferring the patient to a different location, such as the patient's home or a different inpatient setting where the patient's request can be honored.