Olympic Medical Center participates in the Washington Death with Dignity Act, 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.
Olympic 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|
Olympic Medical Center recognizes and respects the right of any health care provider to counsel patients on their options and to participate, if they so choose, in activities under the Washington State Death with Dignity Act. Patients are referred to their primary care physician to discuss various options for care at the time of terminal illness Patients who ask about the Death with Dignity Act are given the Washington State Department of health handout titled: Frequently Asked Questions - DWDA.
| 2. Ensures that patients who request assistance with Washington's Death with Dignity Act are referred to a supportive organization or provider.|| Yes|
If a patient requests support for the Death with Dignity process and the primary care provider is unable to provide this, the patient will be referred to a provider or agency that can provide such support.
| 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.|| No|
| 6. Allows patients to ingest Death with Dignity medication during their hospital stay.|| No|