98TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2013 and 2014
Introduced , by Rep. Laura Fine
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
105 ILCS 5/24-5
from Ch. 122, par. 24-5
Amends the Employment of Teachers Article of the School Code. Makes
changes to a Section concerning physical fitness and professional growth.
Defines "employee". Removes a requirement that new employees provide
evidence of freedom from tuberculosis. Provides instead that a new or
existing employee may be subject to additional health examinations,
including screening for tuberculosis, as required by rules adopted by the
Department of Public Health or by order of a local public health official.
Provides that school boards may require employees (instead of teachers in
their employ) to furnish evidence of continued professional growth.
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AN ACT concerning education.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The School Code is amended by changing Section
24-5 as follows:
(105 ILCS 5/24-5)
(from Ch. 122, par. 24-5)
Physical fitness and professional growth.
(a) In this Section, "employee" means any employee of a
school district, a student teacher, an employee of a contractor
that provides services to students or in schools, or any other
individual subject to the requirements of Section 10-21.9 or
34-18.5 of this Code.
School boards shall require of new employees evidence
fitness to perform duties assigned and freedom from
. Such evidence
shall consist of a physical
and a tuberculin skin
test and, if appropriate, an x-ray, made
by a physician
licensed in Illinois or any other state to practice medicine
and surgery in all its branches, an advanced practice nurse who
has a written collaborative agreement with a collaborating
physician that authorizes the advanced practice nurse to
perform health examinations, or a physician assistant who has
been delegated the authority to perform health examinations by