AN ACT TO UPDATE THE GENERAL STATUTES OF NORTH CAROLINA WITH PEOPLE FIRST LANGUAGE BY CHANGING THE PHRASE "MENTAL RETARDATION" TO "INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY" IN CERTAIN SECTIONS AND TO MAKE OTHER PEOPLE FIRST LANGUAGE AMENDMENTS AND TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS IN THOSE SECTIONS, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE GENERAL STATUTES COMMISSION.
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Amends GS 168A-3, which contains the definitions used in GS Chapter 168A to define physical or metal impairment, in addition to the existing definition, to include any mental or psychological disorder such as intellectual disability, organic brain syndrome, emotional or mental illness, and specific learning disability (previously did not include psychological disorder and emotional or mental illness).
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