One usually arrives in Switzerland a few days before their scheduled VAD. During this time a consultation will be scheduled with the Pegasos doctor (or psychiatrist if required). These consults are usually held at one’s hotel. After the meeting, the doctor will write the Nembutal prescription. The drug will be collected from the pharmacy by a member of the Pegasos team on the day of one’s VAD. Swiss regulations state that the drug must be obtained on the day of the VAD and not before.
A Pegasos, the VAD takes place at their clinic in the small town of Liestal, a 20-minute drive south of Basel. On arrival at the clinic, a further short round of paperwork concerning power of attorney forms) is completed. Note - family and friends who plan to be present for the VAD will need to have their passports with them. (These are for identification purposes by the authorities so they know who was present.)