Below you’ll find links to select Franciscan Health System policies of public interest. They are also posted on the Washington State Department of Health website.
It is the policy of Franciscan to recognize and respect the rights of all patients. Discrimination in any form is prohibited. Patients receiving any health care services at Franciscan shall be informed of these patient rights as well as their responsibilities. It is the policy of Franciscan to ensure that the individual’s right to make treatment decisions and to execute Advance Directives are honored.
Patient Rights and Responsibilities
As a recipient of Federal financial assistance, Franciscan does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, physical, mental or other disability, citizenship, medical condition, economic status, ability to pay or age in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs and activities, whether carried out by Franciscan directly or through a contractor or any other entity with which Franciscan arranges to carry out its programs and activities.
Policy: End of Life
It is the policy of Franciscan that all services rendered in our facilities shall be supportive of life. Franciscan’s goal is to help patients make informed decisions about end of life care without Franciscan actively participating in the provisions associated with the Death with Dignity Act. It is the policy of 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.
Death with Dignity Act
Policy: Reproductive Health Care
It is the policy of 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.
Reproductive Health Care