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Prohibiting Term Excited Delirium

Concerning prohibitions on the official use of the term "excited delirium".
2024 Regular Session
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Bill Summary

The bill prohibits training for law enforcement personnel, emergency medical service providers, or other first responders from including the term "excited delirium"; except in an emergency medical service provider training the term may be used in teaching the history of the term . A peace officer is prohibited from using the term "excited delirium" to describe a person in an incident report. A coroner or other person authorized to determine a cause of death shall not register "excited delirium" as the cause of death on a death certificate.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details