- Associated Press - Friday, April 5, 2019

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Legislation to clarify and broaden the definition of abuse involving child victims sustaining head injuries has been signed into law by Republican Gov. Brad Little.

Little late last month signed the legislation proposed by the Idaho Nurses Association.

The change removes the term “subdural hematoma” to determine abuse and replaces it with head and brain injuries.

A subdural hematoma is defined as blood collecting outside the brain.

Backers say using broader wording is consistent with other descriptions of injuries involving child victims.

The legislation passed the House 66-0 and the Senate 35-0.

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