Bill Status of HB4524 100th General Assembly
Short Description: SCH CD-SUICIDE PREVENTION
Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer and La Shawn K. Ford
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code. With respect to school districts other than the Chicago school district, provides that at least once every 2 years at an in-service training program or at another appropriate time when school personnel are scheduled to be in attendance and in addition to other topics covered at training throughout the school year, school personnel who work with pupils in grades kindergarten through 12 and are employed by the school district shall be trained to identify the warning signs of mental illness and suicidal behavior in youth and shall be taught appropriate intervention and referral techniques (instead of providing that in addition to other topics at in-service training programs, school guidance counselors, teachers, school social workers, and other school personnel who work with pupils in grades 7 through 12 shall be trained to identify the warning signs of mental illness and suicidal behavior in adolescents and teens and shall be taught appropriate intervention and referral techniques). Makes similar changes with respect to the Chicago school district. Effective immediately.