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Washington Euthanasia Laws

Explanation of Chart and More Information on Euthanasia Laws

Code Section70.122.100 and .070
Euthanasia Condoned in Statutes?Euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide is not condoned or authorized by Washington law, nor is any act or omission other than to allow the natural process of dying.
Effect of Withholding of Life-Sustaining ProceduresWithholding or withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment shall not constitute suicide or homicide

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