Seattle Cancer Care Alliance participates in the Washington Death with Dignity Act, with some restrictions.
Controlled by: Fred Hutch, UW Medicine, Seattle Children’s Hospital
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.
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance'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, with restrictions|
Restriction: Only the doctor's established patients may qualify for Death with Dignity services. Doctors may not accept outside patients for the sole purpose of accessing the Death with Dignity Act. However, SCCA will refer any outside patients to a supportive organization.
| 4. Allows doctors to participate in Death with Dignity in clinics and other facilities it owns or operates.|| Yes, with restrictions|
Same as above
| 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.|| No|