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Wash. Rev. Code § 70.245.120

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Medical record documentation requirements

The Washington Death with Dignity Act requires physicians to document or insert the following items in their patient’s medical record:

  •         All requests by a patient for medication to end his or her life in a humane and dignified manner.
  •         The physician's diagnosis and prognosis, and determination that the patient is competent, and has made an informed decision.
  •         A report of the outcome and determinations made during counseling.
  •         The physician's offer to the patient to rescind his or her request.
  •         A note by the attending physician indicating that all requirements under this chapter have been met.

Current as of June 2015