Providence St. Joseph’s Hospital of Chewelah 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.
Providence St. Joseph’s Hospital of Chewelah'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.|| 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.|| Unclear|
Providence informs patients who want to use the Death with Dignity Act that Providence will not participate or assist in that act and its physicians, employees, and volunteers will not provide, deliver, administer, or assist the patient with Death with Dignity medication. Providence caregivers will still provide all other requested end-of-life and palliative care and other services to patients and families.