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§15‑188.  Manner and place of execution.

In accordance with G.S. 15‑187,the mode of executing a death sentence must in every case be by administeringto the convict or felon a lethal quantity of an ultrashort‑actingbarbiturate in combination with a chemical paralytic agent until the convict orfelon is dead; and when any person, convict or felon shall be sentenced by anycourt of the State having competent jurisdiction to be so executed, thepunishment shall only be inflicted within a permanent death chamber which thesuperintendent of the State penitentiary is hereby authorized and directed toprovide within the walls of the North Carolina penitentiary at Raleigh, NorthCarolina. The superintendent of the State penitentiary shall also cause to beprovided, in conformity with this Article and approved by the Governor andCouncil of State, the necessary appliances for the infliction of the punishmentof death and qualified personnel to set up and prepare the injection,administer the preinjections, insert the IV catheter, and to perform othertasks required for this procedure in accordance with the requirements of thisArticle. (1909, c. 443, s. 2; C.S., s. 4658; 1935, c. 294, s.2; 1983, c. 678, s. 2; 1998‑212, s. 17.22(b).)