Select Policies

At Harrison Medical Center we srtive to make a positive difference from birth to end-of-life. Below you’ll find links to select Harrison Medical Center policies of public interest. They are also posted on the Washington State Department of Health website.

Policy: Admission

It is the policy of Harrison Medical Center to recognize and respect the rights of all patients. Discrimination in any form is prohibited. Patients receiving any health care services at Harrison shall be informed of these patient rights as well as their responsibilities. Every effort possible is made to provide this information in advance of providing or discontinuing care. It is the policy of Harrison to ensure that the individual’s right to make treatment decisions and to execute Advance Directives are honored.

Policy: Non-Discrimination

As a recipient of Federal financial assistance, Harrison Medical Center 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 Harrison directly or through a contractor or any other entity with which Harrison arranges to carry out its programs and activities.

Policy: End of Life

It is the policy of Harrison Medical Center that all services rendered in our facilities shall be supportive of life. Harrison’s goal is to help patients make informed decisions about end of life care without actively participating in the provisions associated with the Death with Dignity Act. It is the policy of Harrison Medical Center 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 Healthcare Services

It is the policy of Harrison Medical Center that all services rendered in our facilities shall be supportive of life. Harrison works together with community and hospital based healthcare providers to facilitate access to a broad range of female and male reproductive healthcare services. At no time may direct actions to terminate life be performed or permitted. In circumstances wherein a woman’s life is in danger, providers at Harrison are expected to follow best practices of surgical and non-surgical treatment options even if it results in termination of the pregnancy. This policy focuses on services provided to patients in Harrison facilities only.

 

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