NOTE: Rectal and ostomy administrations are medical procedures that require a trained clinician who can evaluate the patient to be sure the procedure can be safely accomplished, be present for the self-administration, and be available for potential complications. Feeding tube administrations can often be performed by family or others familiar with using the patient’s feeding tube, but consultation for safety should first be obtained from the prescribing clinician. For further details, please see the document below.


Non-Oral Self-Administration of Aid-in-Dying Medications


Click here for a 15-minite video with instructions for the rectal administration of aid-in-dying medications.
NOTE: See the above “Non-Oral Self-Administration…” for updated instructions for this procedure.


Data on Rectal vs All DDMAPh Deaths