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Capital Punishment

Participation in Authorized Executions

The WSMA supports the physician as a member of a profession dedicated to the preservation of life when there is a hope of doing so. Therefore, participation in a legally authorized execution is discouraged by the WSMA. (JC 2.06-87) (Reaffirmed A-17)

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Abbreviations for House of Delegates report origination:

EC – Executive Committee; BT – Board of Trustees; CPA – Council on Professional Affairs; JC – Judicial Council; CHS – Community and Health Services

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