Is the North Carolina DOC going to kidnap a doctor to be present, and force him to execute? I firmly hope that the NCMB appeals this unwise and illconceived decision. This is an outrageous situation. No rogue judge can tell doctors how to manage our practice any more than I can tell lawyers what to believe.
The state's position is indefensible; next they will tell me what to write as an opinion in a medical-legal report. In this case, we have the moral, ethical, pragmatic arguments on our side, and the good judge call think twice about what he wrote. I hope the ACLU gets interested and that the NCMB does not blink,
G M Larkin MD