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Full Text of HB3932  103rd General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning education.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Critical Health Problems and Comprehensive
5Health Education Act is amended by changing Section 3 as
7    (105 ILCS 110/3)
8    Sec. 3. Comprehensive Health Education Program. The
9program established under this Act shall include, but not be
10limited to, the following major educational areas as a basis
11for curricula in all elementary and secondary schools in this
12State: human ecology and health; human growth and development;
13the emotional, psychological, physiological, hygienic, and
14social responsibilities of family life, including sexual
15abstinence until marriage; the prevention and control of
16disease, including instruction in grades 6 through 12 on the
17prevention, transmission, and spread of AIDS; age-appropriate
18sexual abuse and assault awareness and prevention education in
19grades pre-kindergarten through 12; public and environmental
20health; consumer health; safety education and disaster
21survival; mental health and illness; personal health habits;
22alcohol and drug use and abuse, including the medical and
23legal ramifications of alcohol, drug, and tobacco use; abuse



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1during pregnancy; evidence-based and medically accurate
2information regarding sexual abstinence; tobacco and
3e-cigarettes and other vapor devices; nutrition; and dental
4health. The instruction on mental health and illness must
5evaluate the multiple dimensions of health by reviewing the
6relationship between physical and mental health so as to
7enhance student understanding, attitudes, and behaviors that
8promote health, well-being, and human dignity and must include
9how and where to find mental health resources and specialized
10treatment in the State. The program shall also provide course
11material and instruction to advise pupils of the Abandoned
12Newborn Infant Protection Act. The program shall include
13information about cancer, including, without limitation, types
14of cancer, signs and symptoms, risk factors, the importance of
15early prevention and detection, and information on where to go
16for help. Notwithstanding the above educational areas, the
17following areas may also be included as a basis for curricula
18in all elementary and secondary schools in this State: basic
19first aid (including, but not limited to, cardiopulmonary
20resuscitation and the Heimlich maneuver), heart disease,
21diabetes, stroke, the prevention of child abuse, neglect, and
22suicide, and teen dating violence in grades 7 through 12.
23Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, training on how to
24properly administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (which
25training must be in accordance with standards of the American
26Red Cross, the American Heart Association, or another



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1nationally recognized certifying organization) and how to use
2an automated external defibrillator shall be included as a
3basis for curricula in all secondary schools in this State.
4    Beginning with the 2024-2025 school year in grades 9
5through 12, the program shall include instruction, study, and
6discussion on the dangers of allergies. Information for the
7instruction, study, and discussion shall come from information
8provided by the Department of Public Health and the federal
9Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This instruction,
10study, and discussion shall include, at a minimum:
11        (1) recognizing the signs and symptoms of an allergic
12    reaction, including anaphylaxis;
13        (2) the steps to take to prevent exposure to
14    allergens; and
15        (3) safe emergency epinephrine administration.
16    The school board of each public elementary and secondary
17school in the State shall encourage all teachers and other
18school personnel to acquire, develop, and maintain the
19knowledge and skills necessary to properly administer
20life-saving techniques, including, without limitation, the
21Heimlich maneuver and rescue breathing. The training shall be
22in accordance with standards of the American Red Cross, the
23American Heart Association, or another nationally recognized
24certifying organization. A school board may use the services
25of non-governmental entities whose personnel have expertise in
26life-saving techniques to instruct teachers and other school



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1personnel in these techniques. Each school board is encouraged
2to have in its employ, or on its volunteer staff, at least one
3person who is certified, by the American Red Cross or by
4another qualified certifying agency, as qualified to
5administer first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. In
6addition, each school board is authorized to allocate
7appropriate portions of its institute or inservice days to
8conduct training programs for teachers and other school
9personnel who have expressed an interest in becoming qualified
10to administer emergency first aid or cardiopulmonary
11resuscitation. School boards are urged to encourage their
12teachers and other school personnel who coach school athletic
13programs and other extracurricular school activities to
14acquire, develop, and maintain the knowledge and skills
15necessary to properly administer first aid and cardiopulmonary
16resuscitation in accordance with standards and requirements
17established by the American Red Cross or another qualified
18certifying agency. Subject to appropriation, the State Board
19of Education shall establish and administer a matching grant
20program to pay for half of the cost that a school district
21incurs in training those teachers and other school personnel
22who express an interest in becoming qualified to administer
23cardiopulmonary resuscitation (which training must be in
24accordance with standards of the American Red Cross, the
25American Heart Association, or another nationally recognized
26certifying organization) or in learning how to use an



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1automated external defibrillator. A school district that
2applies for a grant must demonstrate that it has funds to pay
3half of the cost of the training for which matching grant money
4is sought. The State Board of Education shall award the grants
5on a first-come, first-serve basis.
6    No pupil shall be required to take or participate in any
7class or course on AIDS or family life instruction or to
8receive training on how to properly administer cardiopulmonary
9resuscitation or how to use an automated external
10defibrillator if his or her parent or guardian submits written
11objection thereto, and refusal to take or participate in the
12course or program or the training shall not be reason for
13suspension or expulsion of the pupil.
14    Curricula developed under programs established in
15accordance with this Act in the major educational area of
16alcohol and drug use and abuse shall include classroom
17instruction in grades 5 through 12. The instruction, which
18shall include matters relating to both the physical and legal
19effects and ramifications of drug and substance abuse, shall
20be integrated into existing curricula; and the State Board of
21Education shall develop and make available to all elementary
22and secondary schools in this State instructional materials
23and guidelines which will assist the schools in incorporating
24the instruction into their existing curricula. In addition,
25school districts may offer, as part of existing curricula
26during the school day or as part of an after school program,



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1support services and instruction for pupils or pupils whose
2parent, parents, or guardians are chemically dependent.
3(Source: P.A. 101-305, eff. 1-1-20; 102-464, eff. 8-20-21;
4102-558, eff. 8-20-21; 102-1034, eff. 1-1-23.)