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 1        AN ACT regarding education.

 2        Be it enacted by the People of  the  State  of  Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section    5.    The   Critical   Health   Problems   and
 5    Comprehensive Health Education Act  is  amended  by  changing
 6    Section 3 as 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
13    development,  the  emotional,  psychological,  physiological,
14    hygienic  and  social  responsibilities   of   family   life,
15    including  sexual  abstinence  until marriage, prevention and
16    control of disease, including instruction in grades 6 through
17    12 on the prevention, transmission and spread of AIDS, public
18    and environmental health, consumer health,  safety  education
19    and  disaster  survival, mental health and illness, including
20    instruction in secondary schools on clinical  depression  and
21    suicide  prevention,  personal  health  habits, alcohol, drug
22    use, and abuse including the medical and legal  ramifications
23    of  alcohol,  drug,  and tobacco use, abuse during pregnancy,
24    sexual abstinence until  marriage,  tobacco,  nutrition,  and
25    dental  health.  Notwithstanding the above educational areas,
26    the following areas may also  be  included  as  a  basis  for
27    curricula  in  all  elementary  and secondary schools in this
28    State: basic  first  aid  (including,  but  not  limited  to,
29    cardiopulmonary  resuscitation  and  the  Heimlich maneuver),
30    early prevention and  detection  of  cancer,  heart  disease,
31    diabetes, stroke, and the prevention of child abuse, neglect,
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 1    and  suicide.  The school board of each public elementary and
 2    secondary school in the State is encouraged to  have  in  its
 3    employ, or on its volunteer staff, at least one person who is
 4    certified,  by the American Red Cross or by another qualified
 5    certifying agency, as qualified to administer first  aid  and
 6    cardiopulmonary  resuscitation.   In  addition,  each  school
 7    board  is  authorized to allocate appropriate portions of its
 8    institute or inservice days to conduct training programs  for
 9    teachers  and  other  school  personnel who have expressed an
10    interest in becoming qualified to administer emergency  first
11    aid  or  cardiopulmonary  resuscitation.   School  boards are
12    urged to encourage their teachers and other school  personnel
13    who  coach school athletic programs and other extracurricular
14    school activities  to  acquire,  develop,  and  maintain  the
15    knowledge  and  skills necessary to properly administer first
16    aid and  cardiopulmonary  resuscitation  in  accordance  with
17    standards  and  requirements  established by the American Red
18    Cross or another qualified certifying agency. No pupil  shall
19    be  required to take or participate in any class or course on
20    AIDS or family life instruction if  his  parent  or  guardian
21    submits  written  objection  thereto,  and refusal to take or
22    participate in the course or program shall not be reason  for
23    suspension or expulsion of the pupil.
24        Curricula   developed   under   programs  established  in
25    accordance with this Act in the  major  educational  area  of
26    alcohol  and  drug  use  and  abuse  shall  include classroom
27    instruction in grades 5 through 12.  The  instruction,  which
28    shall include matters relating to both the physical and legal
29    effects  and ramifications of drug and substance abuse, shall
30    be integrated into existing curricula; and the State Board of
31    Education shall develop and make available to all  elementary
32    and  secondary  schools in this State instructional materials
33    and guidelines which will assist the schools in incorporating
34    the instruction into their existing curricula.  In  addition,
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 1    school  districts  may  offer,  as part of existing curricula
 2    during the school day or as part of an after school  program,
 3    support  services  and instruction for pupils or pupils whose
 4    parent, parents, or guardians are chemically dependent.
 5    (Source: P.A. 90-566, eff. 1-2-98.)

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