Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Physician-Assisted Suicide in Washington State

By Margaret Dore

Washington's physician-assisted suicide law was enacted via Initiative 1000 on November 4, 2008. The law has since been codified as the Washington Death with Dignity Act, Chapter 70.245 RCW. It went into effect on March 5, 2009.

Regulations can be viewed here. Official forms for the law can be viewed here.  Other official state information can be viewed here.

For legal analysis of the Washington and Oregon Acts, go here.