Legal Requirements and General Guidance for Addressing End of Life Care in the Context of Advance Directives, Surrogate Decision-Making and Organ Procurement.
*NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, this manual was last updated in 2015. Some content may be out of date.
Washington State Hospital Association
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Section 1: Advanced Directives Law (updated Feb. 2020)
Section 2: Mental Health Advance Directives
Section 3: Statutes and Regulations on Advance Directives (updated Feb. 2020)
- Health Care Directive (or Living Will) (English) / (Spanish) (PDF) (updated Feb. 2020)
- Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care (English) / (Spanish) (PDF) (updated Feb. 2020)
Section 5: Surrogate Decision-Making (updated Feb. 2020)
Section 7: State and Federal Law on Organ Procurement
Information for Patients and Families
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