AN ACT TO AMEND THE LAW REQUIRING THE PRESENCE OF A LICENSED PHYSICIAN AT THE EXECUTION OF A DEATH SENTENCE.
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Amends GS 15-190 as follows. Provides that the definition of medical professional other than a physician is for the purposes of the statute, not the entire Article. Amends that definition to add emergency medical technician, to replace advanced degree nurse with nurse practitioner, and to remove references to being certified (retaining requirements of licensing or credentialing).
Amends GS 150B-1(d)(6) to exempt the Division of Adult Correction (Division) of the Department of Public Safety from rulemaking with respect to matters related to executions. Amends GS 150B-1(e) to exempt the Division from contested case provisions with respect to matters relating to executions.