Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital 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.
Yakima Valley Memorial 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|
| 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|
Doctors can be attending/prescribing or consulting physicians at the hospital, but Death with Dignity medications may not be dispensed or ingested at the hospital or any facility owned and controlled by Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital.
| 4. Allows doctors to participate in Death with Dignity in clinics and other facilities it owns or operates.|| Yes|
Doctors can be attending/prescribing or consulting physicians at facilities owned and controlled by Memorial, but Death with Dignity medications may not be dispensed or ingested in such facilities.
| 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 transferred to another facility of the patient's choice.