71-2102. Shaken baby syndrome; legislative findings.

The Legislature finds that shaken baby syndrome is the medical term used to describe the violent shaking of an infant or child and the injuries or other results sustained by the infant or child. The Legislature further finds that shaken baby syndrome may occur when an infant or child is violently shaken as part of a pattern of abuse or because an adult has momentarily succumbed to the frustration of responding to a crying infant or child. The Legislature further finds that these injuries can include brain swelling and damage, subdural hemorrhage, intellectual disability, or death. The Legislature further finds and declares that there is a present and growing need to provide programs aimed at reducing the number of cases of shaken baby syndrome in Nebraska.

Source:Laws 2006, LB 994, ยง 148; Laws 2013, LB23, ยง 33.