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Law Enforcement Methods to Subdue Persons

RESOLVED, That the North Carolina Medical Society supports educational efforts for law enforcement personnel about the safe use and dangers of capsaicin spray (also known as “OC spray” or “pepper spray”), tasers, and other non-lethal methods to subdue persons and how to respond should an adverse reaction occur.

(Report N-1997, adopted 11/16/97)
(revised, Report L1-2004, Item 47, adopted 11/14/2004)
(revised, Report I-2009, Item 3-59, adopted 11/01/2009) (reaffirmed, NCMS Policy Review 2015 Report, Item 85, adopted 10/24/2015)