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Public Act 101-0350


 

Public Act 0350 101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 101-0350
 
SB1731 EnrolledLRB101 08962 AXK 54053 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 changing Sections
10-22.39 and 34-18.7 as follows:
 
    (105 ILCS 5/10-22.39)
    Sec. 10-22.39. In-service training programs.
    (a) To conduct in-service training programs for teachers.
    (b) In addition to other topics at in-service training
programs, at least once every 2 years, licensed school
personnel and administrators who work with pupils in
kindergarten through grade 12 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. A school district may utilize the Illinois Mental
Health First Aid training program, established under the
Illinois Mental Health First Aid Training Act and administered
by certified instructors trained by a national association
recognized as an authority in behavioral health, to provide the
training and meet the requirements under this subsection. If
licensed school personnel or an administrator obtains mental
health first aid training outside of an in-service training
program, he or she may present a certificate of successful
completion of the training to the school district to satisfy
the requirements of this subsection.
    (c) School guidance counselors, nurses, teachers and other
school personnel who work with pupils may be trained to have a
basic knowledge of matters relating to acquired
immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), including the nature of the
disease, its causes and effects, the means of detecting it and
preventing its transmission, and the availability of
appropriate sources of counseling and referral, and any other
information that may be appropriate considering the age and
grade level of such pupils. The School Board shall supervise
such training. The State Board of Education and the Department
of Public Health shall jointly develop standards for such
training.
    (d) In this subsection (d):
    "Domestic violence" means abuse by a family or household
member, as "abuse" and "family or household members" are
defined in Section 103 of the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of
1986.
    "Sexual violence" means sexual assault, abuse, or stalking
of an adult or minor child proscribed in the Criminal Code of
1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012 in Sections 11-1.20, 11-1.30,
11-1.40, 11-1.50, 11-1.60, 12-7.3, 12-7.4, 12-7.5, 12-12,
12-13, 12-14, 12-14.1, 12-15, and 12-16, including sexual
violence committed by perpetrators who are strangers to the
victim and sexual violence committed by perpetrators who are
known or related by blood or marriage to the victim.
    At least once every 2 years, an in-service training program
for school personnel who work with pupils, including, but not
limited to, school and school district administrators,
teachers, school guidance counselors, school social workers,
school counselors, school psychologists, and school nurses,
must be conducted by persons with expertise in domestic and
sexual violence and the needs of expectant and parenting youth
and shall include training concerning (i) communicating with
and listening to youth victims of domestic or sexual violence
and expectant and parenting youth, (ii) connecting youth
victims of domestic or sexual violence and expectant and
parenting youth to appropriate in-school services and other
agencies, programs, and services as needed, and (iii)
implementing the school district's policies, procedures, and
protocols with regard to such youth, including
confidentiality. At a minimum, school personnel must be trained
to understand, provide information and referrals, and address
issues pertaining to youth who are parents, expectant parents,
or victims of domestic or sexual violence.
    (e) At least every 2 years, an in-service training program
for school personnel who work with pupils must be conducted by
persons with expertise in anaphylactic reactions and
management.
    (f) At least once every 2 years, a school board shall
conduct in-service training on educator ethics,
teacher-student conduct, and school employee-student conduct
for all personnel.
(Source: P.A. 100-903, eff. 1-1-19.)
 
    (105 ILCS 5/34-18.7)  (from Ch. 122, par. 34-18.7)
    Sec. 34-18.7. Youth mental illness and suicide detection
and intervention. At least once every 2 years, licensed school
personnel and administrators who work with pupils in
kindergarten through grade 12 shall be trained to identify the
warning signs of mental illness and suicidal behavior in youth
and shall be taught various intervention techniques. The school
district may utilize the Illinois Mental Health First Aid
training program, established under the Illinois Mental Health
First Aid Training Act and administered by certified
instructors trained by a national association recognized as an
authority in behavioral health, to provide the training and
meet the requirements under this Section. If licensed school
personnel or an administrator obtains mental health first aid
training outside of an in-service training program, he or she
may present a certificate of successful completion of the
training to the school district to satisfy the requirements of
this Section. The Such training shall be provided within the
framework of existing in-service training programs offered by
the Board or as part of the professional development activities
required under Section 21-14 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 100-903, eff. 1-1-19.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2020