MAID Update

Access to Medical Aid in Dying improved

 The Washington State legislature made these changes, effective July 23, 2023:

  • Physicians Assistants and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners may now serve as the consulting OR prescribing provider for a patient.
  • The waiting period is reduced from 15 to 7 days.
  • Prescriptions may be mailed from participating pharmacies.

End of Life Washington has extensive resources for providers and patients, and will provide training or mentoring to providers interested in learning more.

For more information contact Dr. Leslie Estep, Dr. Anita Meyer, or Dr. Erika Pope at Hospice of the Northwest, 360-814-5550, or,, or

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