Patients and Visitors
Below you’ll find links to select CHI Franciscan policies of public interest. They are also posted on the Washington State Department of Health website.
Policies for our hospitals
These policies cover St. Joseph Medical Center, St. Anthony Hospital, St. Clare Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Harrison Medical Center, Highline Medical Center, Rehabilitation Hospital and Regional Hospital
It is the policy of CHI Franciscan to recognize and respect the rights of all patients. Discrimination in any form is prohibited. Patients receiving any health care services at CHI Franciscan shall be informed of these patient rights as well as their responsibilities. It is the policy of CHI Franciscan to ensure that the individual’s right to make treatment decisions and to execute Advance Directives are honored.
As a recipient of Federal financial assistance, CHI Franciscan is dedicated to providing services to patients and welcoming visitors in a manner that respects, protects, and promotes patient rights. CHI Franciscan does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the basis of age, race, color, creed, national origin, ethnicity, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical , mental or other disability, citizenship, medical condition, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs and activities, whether carried out by CHI Franciscan directly or through a contractor or any other entity with which CHI Franciscan arranges to carry out its programs and activities.
Policy: End of Life
It is the policy of CHI Franciscan that all services rendered in our facilities shall be supportive of life. CHI Franciscan’s goal is to help patients make informed decisions about end of life care without CHI Franciscan actively participating in the provisions associated with the Death with Dignity Act. It is the policy of CHI Franciscan to provide tools and support to a patient and their family that improves their quality of life when facing the problems associated with life threatening illness. At no time may direct actions to terminate life be performed or permitted. Extraordinary means to sustain life need not be utilized when death appears to be imminent and inevitable.
Policy: Reproductive Health Care
It is the policy of CHI Franciscan that all services rendered in our facilities shall be supportive of life. At no time may direct actions to terminate life be performed or permitted.
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