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PeaceHealth St. Joseph Hospital

Bellingham, Whatcom County
Owned by: PeaceHealth Networks (secular corporation) through its subsidiary, PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth St. Joseph Hospital 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.

PeaceHealth St. Joseph 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

PeaceHealth encourages physicians and patients to engage in conversations regarding the patient's treatment options at the end of life and actively supports the provision of quality palliative care. PeaceHealth respects the rights of patients and their care team to discuss all treatment options, but its facilities, programs and caregivers do not participate in the Death with Dignity Act in any way.

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

PeaceHealth caregivers do not provide such referral information to patients or families.

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

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