AN ACT TO AMEND THE LAW REQUIRING THE PRESENCE OF A LICENSED PHYSICIAN AT THE EXECUTION OF A DEATH SENTENCE.
Amends GS 15-190 to allow a medical professional other than a physician to be present at an execution. Provides that if a licensed physician is not present at the execution, then one must be present on the premises and available to examine the body and pronounce the person dead. Defines a medical professional other than a physician.
Amends GS 15-192 to require the certification of the execution to be certified by the warden and the licensed physician present on the premises to pronounce death.