HB24-1103 - Prohibiting Term Excited Delirium

HB24-1103 – Prohibiting Term Excited Delirium
Effective Date: Was signed into law by the Governor on March 22, 2024, and takes effect August 7, 2024, assuming no referendum petition is filed.

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The bill prohibits the use of the term “excited delirium” in first responder trainings, in peace officer incident reports, and as the cause of death in death certificates. The bill defines “excited delirium” as a term used to describe a person’s state of agitation, excitability, paranoia, extreme aggression, physical violence, and apparent immunity to pain that is not listed in the most recent version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The term also includes excited delirium syndrome, hyperactive delirium, agitated delirium, and exhaustive mania.