Washington Health, Legal, And End-Of-Life Resources

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Important health, legal, and end-of-life planning forms and information for people living in The Evergreen State.

Whether you’re planning for yourself or someone else, the resources below are vital when it comes to organizing and settling an estate in Washington.

Advance Directive Form

Download the Advance Directive form for Washington. For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Advance Directive forms.

 

Order Death Certificates

Death Certificate instructions for Washington. For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Death Certificate ordering information.

 

Digital Estate Planning Laws

Law: SB 5029
Description: This provides a process for a digital asset custodian to disclose digital assetinformation when requested by a fiduciary who needs access to the information to fulfill fiduciary duties. [Final Bill report]
Status: Effective June 9, 2016

    For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Digital Estate Planning Laws.

     

    Death With Dignity Legislation (a.k.a. Aid-In-Dying or Physician-Assisted Death)

    • Washington voted the Death with Dignity Act into law in 2008.

    For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Death With Dignity Legislation.

     

    Organ Donation Registries

    Washington Organ Donation registry official link. For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Organ Donation registries.

     

    POLST (Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) Form

    Download the POLST form for Washington residents. For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state POLST forms.

     

    Probate Laws

    For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Probate Laws.

     

    Estate And Inheritance Tax Rate

    • Washington has a 10%-20% estate tax rate (exemption threshold: $2.129 million)

    For estate and inheritance tax in other states see our complete list of state-by-state Estate And Inheritance Tax Rates.

    State-By-State Health, Legal, And End-Of-Life Resources

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