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Public Act 099-0443


 

Public Act 0443 99TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 099-0443
 
SB1793 EnrolledLRB099 09081 NHT 29271 b

    AN ACT concerning education.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The School Code is amended by adding Section
2-3.163 as follows:
 
    (105 ILCS 5/2-3.163 new)
    Sec. 2-3.163. Youth suicide awareness and prevention.
    (a) This Section may be referred to as Ann Marie's Law.
    (b) The State Board of Education shall do both of the
following:
        (1) In consultation with a youth suicide prevention
    organization operating in this State and organizations
    representing school boards and school personnel, develop a
    model youth suicide awareness and prevention policy that is
    consistent with subsection (c) of this Section.
        (2) Compile, develop, and post on its publicly
    accessible Internet website both of the following, which
    may include materials already publicly available:
            (A) Recommended guidelines and educational
        materials for training and professional development.
            (B) Recommended resources and age-appropriate
        educational materials on youth suicide awareness and
        prevention.
    (c) The model policy developed by the State Board of
Education under subsection (b) of this Section and any policy
adopted by a school board under subsection (d) of this Section
shall include all of the following:
        (1) A statement on youth suicide awareness and
    prevention.
        (2) Protocols for administering youth suicide
    awareness and prevention education to staff and students.
        (3) Methods of prevention, including procedures for
    early identification and referral of students at risk of
    suicide.
        (4) Methods of intervention, including procedures that
    address an emotional or mental health safety plan for
    students identified as being at increased risk of suicide.
        (5) Methods of responding to a student or staff suicide
    or suicide attempt.
        (6) Reporting procedures.
        (7) Recommended resources on youth suicide awareness
    and prevention programs, including current contact
    information for such programs.
    (d) Beginning with the 2015-2016 school year, each school
board shall review and update its current suicide awareness and
prevention policy to be consistent with subsection (c) of this
Section or adopt an age-appropriate youth suicide awareness and
prevention policy consistent with subsection (c) of this
Section, inform each school district employee and the parent or
legal guardian of each student enrolled in the school district
of such policy, and post such policy on the school district's
publicly accessible Internet website. The policy adopted by a
school board under this subsection (d) may be based upon the
model policy developed by the State Board of Education under
subsection (b) of this Section.
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/21/2015