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Full Text of HB1999  94th General Assembly


Rep. Charles E. Jefferson

Filed: 4/5/2005





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 1999 by replacing
3 everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4     "Section 5. The Critical Health Problems and Comprehensive
5 Health Education Act is amended by changing Section 3 as
6 follows:
7     (105 ILCS 110/3)  (from Ch. 122, par. 863)
8     Sec. 3. Comprehensive Health Education Program. The
9 program established under this Act shall include, but not be
10 limited to, the following major educational areas as a basis
11 for curricula in all elementary and secondary schools in this
12 State: human ecology and health, human growth and development,
13 the emotional, psychological, physiological, hygienic and
14 social responsibilities of family life, including sexual
15 abstinence until marriage, prevention and control of disease,
16 including instruction in grades 6 through 12 on the prevention,
17 transmission and spread of AIDS, public and environmental
18 health, consumer health, safety education and disaster
19 survival, mental health and illness, personal health habits,
20 alcohol, drug use, and abuse including the medical and legal
21 ramifications of alcohol, drug, and tobacco use, abuse during
22 pregnancy, sexual abstinence until marriage, tobacco,
23 nutrition, and dental health. Notwithstanding the above
24 educational areas, the following areas may also be included as



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1 a basis for curricula in all elementary and secondary schools
2 in this State: basic first aid (including, but not limited to,
3 cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the Heimlich maneuver),
4 early prevention and detection of cancer, heart disease,
5 diabetes, stroke, and the prevention of child abuse, neglect,
6 and suicide. The school board of each public elementary and
7 secondary school in the State shall require all teachers and
8 other school personnel to acquire, develop, and maintain the
9 knowledge and skills necessary to properly administer
10 cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The school board of each public
11 elementary and secondary school in the State shall encourage
12 all teachers and other school personnel to acquire, develop,
13 and maintain the knowledge and skills necessary to properly
14 administer other life-saving techniques, including without
15 limitation the Heimlich maneuver and rescue breathing. The
16 training shall be in accordance with standards of the American
17 Red Cross, the American Heart Association, or another
18 nationally recognized certifying organization. A school board
19 may use the services of non-governmental entities whose
20 personnel have expertise in life-saving techniques to instruct
21 teachers and other school personnel in these techniques. Each
22 school board is encouraged to have in its employ, or on its
23 volunteer staff, at least one person who is certified, by the
24 American Red Cross or by another qualified certifying agency,
25 as qualified to administer first aid and cardiopulmonary
26 resuscitation. In addition, each school board is authorized to
27 allocate appropriate portions of its institute or inservice
28 days to conduct training programs for teachers and other school
29 personnel who have expressed an interest in becoming qualified
30 to administer emergency first aid or who are required to become
31 qualified to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation. School
32 boards are urged to encourage their teachers and other school
33 personnel who coach school athletic programs and other
34 extracurricular school activities to acquire, develop, and



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1 maintain the knowledge and skills necessary to properly
2 administer first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation in
3 accordance with standards and requirements established by the
4 American Red Cross or another qualified certifying agency. No
5 pupil shall be required to take or participate in any class or
6 course on AIDS or family life instruction if his parent or
7 guardian submits written objection thereto, and refusal to take
8 or participate in the course or program shall not be reason for
9 suspension or expulsion of the pupil.
10     Curricula developed under programs established in
11 accordance with this Act in the major educational area of
12 alcohol and drug use and abuse shall include classroom
13 instruction in grades 5 through 12. The instruction, which
14 shall include matters relating to both the physical and legal
15 effects and ramifications of drug and substance abuse, shall be
16 integrated into existing curricula; and the State Board of
17 Education shall develop and make available to all elementary
18 and secondary schools in this State instructional materials and
19 guidelines which will assist the schools in incorporating the
20 instruction into their existing curricula. In addition, school
21 districts may offer, as part of existing curricula during the
22 school day or as part of an after school program, support
23 services and instruction for pupils or pupils whose parent,
24 parents, or guardians are chemically dependent.
25 (Source: P.A. 92-23, eff. 7-1-01.)".