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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 School Code is amended by adding Section
522-65 as follows:
6    (105 ILCS 5/22-65 new)
7    Sec. 22-65. Student athlete injury policy. All schools,
8whether public or private, who are members of the Illinois High
9School Association shall adopt a student athlete injury policy
10that provides that if a student athlete is injured during play
11and the coach suspects that the student might have a
12concussion, then the student is prohibited from returning to
13play until a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its
14branches, an advanced practice nurse, or a physician's
15assistant authorizes the student to return to play.
16    Section 10. The Critical Health Problems and Comprehensive
17Health Education Act is amended by changing Section 3 as
19    (105 ILCS 110/3)
20    Sec. 3. Comprehensive Health Education Program. The
21program established under this Act shall include, but not be



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1limited to, the following major educational areas as a basis
2for curricula in all elementary and secondary schools in this
3State: human ecology and health, human growth and development,
4the emotional, psychological, physiological, hygienic and
5social responsibilities of family life, including sexual
6abstinence until marriage, prevention and control of disease,
7including instruction in grades 6 through 12 on the prevention,
8transmission and spread of AIDS, sexual assault awareness in
9secondary schools, public and environmental health, consumer
10health, safety education and disaster survival, mental health
11and illness, personal health habits, alcohol, drug use, and
12abuse including the medical and legal ramifications of alcohol,
13drug, and tobacco use, abuse during pregnancy, sexual
14abstinence until marriage, tobacco, nutrition, and dental
15health. The program shall also provide course material and
16instruction to advise pupils of the Abandoned Newborn Infant
17Protection Act. The program shall include information about
18cancer, including without limitation types of cancer, signs and
19symptoms, risk factors, the importance of early prevention and
20detection, and information on where to go for help.
21Notwithstanding the above educational areas, the following
22areas may also be included as a basis for curricula in all
23elementary and secondary schools in this State: basic first aid
24(including, but not limited to, cardiopulmonary resuscitation
25and the Heimlich maneuver), heart disease, diabetes, stroke,
26the prevention of child abuse, neglect, and suicide, and teen



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



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



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1alcohol and drug use and abuse shall include classroom
2instruction in grades 5 through 12. The instruction, which
3shall include matters relating to both the physical and legal
4effects and ramifications of drug and substance abuse, shall be
5integrated into existing curricula; and the State Board of
6Education shall develop and make available to all elementary
7and secondary schools in this State instructional materials and
8guidelines which will assist the schools in incorporating the
9instruction into their existing curricula. In addition, school
10districts may offer, as part of existing curricula during the
11school day or as part of an after school program, support
12services and instruction for pupils or pupils whose parent,
13parents, or guardians are chemically dependent.
14(Source: P.A. 95-43, eff. 1-1-08; 95-764, eff. 1-1-09; 96-128,
15eff. 1-1-10; 96-328, eff. 8-11-09; 96-383, eff. 1-1-10;
1696-1000, eff. 7-2-10.)