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CS/HB 201 — Diabetes Awareness Training for Law Enforcement Officers

by Criminal Justice Subcommittee and Rep. Narain and others (CS/SB 746 by Criminal Justice Committee and Senators Lee, Thompson, Soto, Latvala, and Dean)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Criminal Justice Committee (CJ)

This bill requires the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to establish an online continued employment training component relating to diabetic emergencies. Instruction must include, at a minimum, recognition of symptoms of such an emergency, distinguishing such an emergency from alcohol intoxication or drug overdose, and appropriate first aid for such an emergency. Completion of the training component may count toward the 40 hours of instruction for continued employment or appointment as a law enforcement officer.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect October 1, 2015.

Vote: Senate 40-0; House 117-1