Washington voters overwhelmingly supported medical aid in dying in 2008, and the next year the legislature empowered mentally capable, terminally ill adults with six months or left to live by giving them the option to get a doctor’s prescription for medication they can decide to take if their suffering becomes unbearable.

January 2023: HB 1350 and SB 5179, which would increase access to the Washington Death with Dignity Act, have been introduced for the new legislative session. The Senate bill will receive a hearing by the Senate Committee on Health & Long-Term Care on February 2.

Tools and Resources

simple blue medical cross graphic.For Patients Learn whether you are eligible for the Washington Death with Dignity Act.



tools for end of life planning and decision making.End-of-Life Planning Use our step-by-step guide to chart your journey or access the Washington advance directive directly here.



advance care planning and resources in Spanish, espanol.Recursos en Español Recursos en Español.



answers to questions about COVID-19, including treatment and end of life.COVID-19 Toolkit Get answers to your questions about COVID-19 and end of life care.



tools for end of life planning and decision making.Resources for Providers Find resources tailored to the needs of healthcare providers.



tools for documenting end-of-life for dementia.Dementia Values & Priorities Tool Use our tool to document your preferences to make sure you get the care you want.