The 2018 Oregon annual assisted suicide report is similar to prior years. The report implies that the deaths were voluntary (self-administered), but the information in the report does not address that subject.
According to the 2018 Oregon assisted suicide report:
According to the 2018 Oregon report, the ingestion status was unknown in 43 deaths. Last year the report stated that 143 people died by assisted suicide but then was revised to state that 158 people died by assisted suicide. When the ingestion status is unknown, it is possible that the person died by assisted suicide. Some or all of these deaths may represent unreported assisted deaths.
Recently the Oregon suicide lobby stated that they intend to expand the definitions in the assisted suicide law. Oregon House Bill HB 2232 proposes to change the definition of terminal from a six-month prognosis to: a disease that will, within reasonable medical judgment, produce or substantially contribute to a patient's death.
Many people who are not "terminally" ill have a disease that will, within reasonable medical judgement, produce or substantially contribute to death. When considering the OHA inclusion of refusing medical treatment, this new definition enables wide-open assisted suicide.