Whidbey General Hospital’s policy and practice is to admit and treat all persons without regard to color, race, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, handicap, pregnancy, veteran’s status, religion, country of origin or financial status or any other categories protected by federal or state law.
Whidbey General Hospital recognizes the autonomy of adult patients and their right to consent to or refuse medical care. Patient choices regarding care may be expressed verbally or via written Advance Directives.
Whidbey Island Public Hospital District is committed to providing health care services to all persons in need of medical attention regardless of ability to pay. Medically indigent patients – those with no or no inadequate means of paying for needed care – will be granted charity regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, immigration status, or national origin as required by law.
Whidbey Island Public Hospital District Notice of Privacy Practices, May 1, 2013.
It is our policy to provide individuals or their personal representatives with access to protected health information (PHI) in accordance with 45 CFR 164.524.
The purpose of this policy is to ensure that all patients and visitors of Whidbey General Hospital and Clinics are treated with equality, in a welcoming, nondiscriminatory manner, consistent with applicable state and federal law.
Whidbey General Hospital does not mandate that any physician provider in the “Washington State Death with Dignity Act,” nor encourage any provider to do so. It is the individual provider’s decision to participate.
Whidbey General Hospital recognizes its patients’ rights to exercise their autonomy to make decisions about their own health care. This is in accordance with the Patient Self-Determination Act. This policy applies to any patient with decision-making capacity, a valid advance directive, and/or a legally appointed health care representative (proxy).