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Full Text of HB3932  103rd General Assembly


Rep. Janet Yang Rohr

Filed: 3/20/2023





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 3932 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
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



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1prevention, transmission, and spread of AIDS; age-appropriate
2sexual abuse and assault awareness and prevention education in
3grades pre-kindergarten through 12; public and environmental
4health; consumer health; safety education and disaster
5survival; mental health and illness; personal health habits;
6alcohol and drug use and abuse, including the medical and
7legal ramifications of alcohol, drug, and tobacco use; abuse
8during pregnancy; evidence-based and medically accurate
9information regarding sexual abstinence; tobacco and
10e-cigarettes and other vapor devices; nutrition; and dental
11health. The instruction on mental health and illness must
12evaluate the multiple dimensions of health by reviewing the
13relationship between physical and mental health so as to
14enhance student understanding, attitudes, and behaviors that
15promote health, well-being, and human dignity and must include
16how and where to find mental health resources and specialized
17treatment in the State. The program shall also provide course
18material and instruction to advise pupils of the Abandoned
19Newborn Infant Protection Act. The program shall include
20information about cancer, including, without limitation, types
21of cancer, signs and symptoms, risk factors, the importance of
22early prevention and detection, and information on where to go
23for help. Notwithstanding the above educational areas, the
24following areas may also be included as a basis for curricula
25in all elementary and secondary schools in this State: basic
26first aid (including, but not limited to, cardiopulmonary



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1resuscitation and the Heimlich maneuver), heart disease,
2diabetes, stroke, the prevention of child abuse, neglect, and
3suicide, and teen dating violence in grades 7 through 12.
4Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, training on how to
5properly administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (which
6training must be in accordance with standards of the American
7Red Cross, the American Heart Association, or another
8nationally recognized certifying organization) and how to use
9an automated external defibrillator shall be included as a
10basis for curricula in all secondary schools in this State.
11    Beginning with the 2024-2025 school year in grades 9
12through 12, the program shall include instruction, study, and
13discussion on the dangers of allergies. Information for the
14instruction, study, and discussion shall come from information
15provided by the Department of Public Health and the federal
16Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This instruction,
17study, and discussion shall include, at a minimum:
18        (1) recognizing the signs and symptoms of an allergic
19    reaction, including anaphylaxis;
20        (2) the steps to take to prevent exposure to
21    allergens; and
22        (3) safe emergency epinephrine administration.
23    The school board of each public elementary and secondary
24school in the State shall encourage all teachers and other
25school personnel to acquire, develop, and maintain the
26knowledge and skills necessary to properly administer



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1life-saving techniques, including, without limitation, the
2Heimlich maneuver and rescue breathing. The training shall be
3in accordance with standards of the American Red Cross, the
4American Heart Association, or another nationally recognized
5certifying organization. A school board may use the services
6of non-governmental entities whose personnel have expertise in
7life-saving techniques to instruct teachers and other school
8personnel in these techniques. Each school board is encouraged
9to have in its employ, or on its volunteer staff, at least one
10person who is certified, by the American Red Cross or by
11another qualified certifying agency, as qualified to
12administer first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. In
13addition, each school board is authorized to allocate
14appropriate portions of its institute or inservice days to
15conduct training programs for teachers and other school
16personnel who have expressed an interest in becoming qualified
17to administer emergency first aid or cardiopulmonary
18resuscitation. School boards are urged to encourage their
19teachers and other school personnel who coach school athletic
20programs and other extracurricular school activities to
21acquire, develop, and maintain the knowledge and skills
22necessary to properly administer first aid and cardiopulmonary
23resuscitation in accordance with standards and requirements
24established by the American Red Cross or another qualified
25certifying agency. Subject to appropriation, the State Board
26of Education shall establish and administer a matching grant



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1program to pay for half of the cost that a school district
2incurs in training those teachers and other school personnel
3who express an interest in becoming qualified to administer
4cardiopulmonary resuscitation (which training must be in
5accordance with standards of the American Red Cross, the
6American Heart Association, or another nationally recognized
7certifying organization) or in learning how to use an
8automated external defibrillator. A school district that
9applies for a grant must demonstrate that it has funds to pay
10half of the cost of the training for which matching grant money
11is sought. The State Board of Education shall award the grants
12on a first-come, first-serve basis.
13    No pupil shall be required to take or participate in any
14class or course on AIDS or family life instruction or to
15receive training on how to properly administer cardiopulmonary
16resuscitation or how to use an automated external
17defibrillator if his or her parent or guardian submits written
18objection thereto, and refusal to take or participate in the
19course or program or the training shall not be reason for
20suspension or expulsion of the pupil.
21    Curricula developed under programs established in
22accordance with this Act in the major educational area of
23alcohol and drug use and abuse shall include classroom
24instruction in grades 5 through 12. The instruction, which
25shall include matters relating to both the physical and legal
26effects and ramifications of drug and substance abuse, shall



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1be integrated into existing curricula; and the State Board of
2Education shall develop and make available to all elementary
3and secondary schools in this State instructional materials
4and guidelines which will assist the schools in incorporating
5the instruction into their existing curricula. In addition,
6school districts may offer, as part of existing curricula
7during the school day or as part of an after school program,
8support services and instruction for pupils or pupils whose
9parent, parents, or guardians are chemically dependent.
10(Source: P.A. 101-305, eff. 1-1-20; 102-464, eff. 8-20-21;
11102-558, eff. 8-20-21; 102-1034, eff. 1-1-23.)".