July 26, 2012 9:20 am
While his medical license is safe, Dr. Musso is not a welcome character in the American Medical Association due to his violations of its Principles of Medical Ethics
which specifically proscribe activities even indirectly associated with enacting capital punishment. Unethical conduct includes examining the condemned for mental fitness, selecting drugs and doses, starting IVs, reading EKGs, and pronouncing death. Dr. Musso and his team handle all technical aspects surrounding the procedure except for physically pushing the drug(s). There is no moral distinction in that omission, according to the AMA.