Recratican posted:Kraven posted:Why not have an Anesthesiologist do the deed in death roll cases.It could take the guess work out of it.
I'm going to take a wild guess it's due to physicians and nurses taking an oath not to hurt anyone. Just a guess, mind you.(Are those physicians and nurses that murder children everyday take thatoath not to hurt anyone. I think so, just a guess, mind you)
Seriously, a physician, no matter how he felt about capital punishment, would be in danger of losing his medical license if his name was revealed.(Seriously, a person could be trained as an Anesthesiologist for thatreason working for the state without taking the oath, I knowit's complicated.)
Currently in Alabama, paramedics start the IV and wardens start the drip.