Whidbey General Hospital & Clinics 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.
Whidbey General Hospital & Clinics'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|
While the hospital does not require providers to inform patients of their available options under the Death with Dignity Act, the policy does not prohibit providers from doing so.
| 2. Ensures that patients who request assistance with Washington's Death with Dignity Act are referred to a supportive organization or provider.|| Unclear|
The hospital's public statement does not address referrals.
| 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.|| Unclear|
The hospital's public statement does not address participation outside the hospital
| 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|
Patients choosing Death with Dignity will be assisted in transfer to another facility of the patient's choice.