Washington State: Nearly 25% more assisted suicide deaths in 2018.

Posted August 2, 2019 1:12 pm by Alex Schadenberg

Washington State: Nearly 25% more assisted suicide deaths in 2018.

Alex SchadenbergExecutive Director – Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionThe 2018 Washington State assisted suicide report indicates that there was nearly 25% more assisted suicide deaths in 2018. The data in the report indicates that there were:203 reported assisted suicide deaths, up from 164 in 2017, 267 lethal prescriptions dispensed, up from 212 in 2017,29 known natural deaths, 19 unknown deaths and 16 where the death status was pending. The 19 unknown deaths may have been unreported assisted suicide deaths.I use the term “reported” is used since Washington State has a self-reporting system, meaning the doctor who prescribes the lethal drugs is also the doctor who submits

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