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SCHOOLS105 ILCS 110/1
(105 ILCS 110/) Critical Health Problems and Comprehensive Health Education Act.
(105 ILCS 110/1)
(from Ch. 122, par. 861)
This Act shall be known and may be cited as the "Critical Health
Problems and Comprehensive Health Education Act".
(Source: P.A. 77-1405
105 ILCS 110/2
(105 ILCS 110/2)
(from Ch. 122, par. 862)
The following term has the following meaning, except as the context otherwise requires:
"Comprehensive Health Education Program": a systematic and extensive
educational program designed to provide a variety of learning experiences
based upon scientific knowledge of the human organism as it functions
within its environment which will favorably influence the knowledge,
attitudes, values and practices of Illinois school youth; and which will
aid them in making wise personal decisions in matters of health.
(Source: P.A. 99-78, eff. 7-20-15.)
105 ILCS 110/3
(105 ILCS 110/3)
Comprehensive Health Education Program.
The program established
under this Act shall include, but not be limited to, the following major
educational areas as a basis for curricula in all elementary and secondary
schools in this State: human ecology and health, human growth and
development, the emotional, psychological, physiological, hygienic and
social responsibilities of family life, including sexual abstinence until
marriage, prevention and control of disease, including instruction in
grades 6 through 12 on the prevention, transmission and spread of AIDS, age-appropriate sexual abuse and assault awareness and prevention education in grades pre-kindergarten through 12, public and environmental health, consumer health, safety education and
disaster survival, mental health and illness, personal health habits,
alcohol, drug use, and abuse including the medical and legal ramifications
of alcohol, drug, and tobacco use, abuse during pregnancy, evidence-based and medically accurate information regarding sexual
abstinence, tobacco, nutrition, and dental health. The instruction on mental health and illness must evaluate the multiple dimensions of health by reviewing the relationship between physical and mental health so as to enhance student understanding, attitudes, and behaviors that promote health, well-being, and human dignity. The program shall also provide course material and instruction to advise pupils of the Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act.
The program shall include information about cancer, including without limitation types of cancer, signs and symptoms, risk factors, the importance of early prevention and detection, and information on where to go for help. Notwithstanding the above educational areas, the following areas may also
be included as a basis for curricula in all elementary and secondary
schools in this State: basic first aid (including, but not limited to,
cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the Heimlich maneuver), heart disease, diabetes, stroke, the
prevention of child abuse, neglect, and suicide, and teen dating violence in grades 7 through 12. Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, training on how to properly administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (which training must be in accordance with standards of the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, or another nationally recognized certifying organization) and how to use an automated external defibrillator shall be included as a basis for curricula in all secondary schools in this State.
The school board of each
public elementary and secondary school in the State
shall encourage all teachers and other school personnel to acquire,
develop, and maintain the knowledge and skills necessary to properly
administer life-saving techniques, including without limitation the
Heimlich maneuver and rescue breathing.
The training shall be in
accordance with standards of the
American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, or another nationally
recognized certifying organization.
A school board may use the
services of non-governmental entities whose personnel have expertise in
life-saving techniques to instruct teachers and other school personnel in
these techniques. Each school board
is encouraged to have in
its employ, or on its volunteer staff, at least one person who is certified, by
the American Red Cross or by another qualified certifying agency,
as qualified to administer first aid and
cardiopulmonary resuscitation. In addition, each school board is authorized to
allocate appropriate portions of its institute or inservice days to conduct
training programs for teachers and other school personnel who have expressed an
interest in becoming qualified to administer emergency first aid or
cardiopulmonary resuscitation. School boards are urged to
encourage their teachers and other school personnel who coach school athletic
programs and other extracurricular school activities to acquire, develop, and
maintain the knowledge and skills necessary to properly administer first aid
and cardiopulmonary resuscitation in accordance with standards and requirements
established by the American Red Cross or another qualified certifying agency. Subject to appropriation, the State Board of Education shall establish and administer a matching grant program to pay for half of the cost that a school district incurs in training those teachers and other school personnel who express an interest in becoming qualified to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (which training must be in
accordance with standards of the
American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, or another nationally
recognized certifying organization) or in learning how to use an automated external defibrillator. A school district that applies for a grant must demonstrate that it has funds to pay half of the cost of the training for which matching grant money is sought. The State Board of Education shall award the grants on a first-come, first-serve basis.
No pupil shall be
required to take or participate in any class or course on AIDS or family
life instruction or to receive training on how to properly administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation or how to use an automated external defibrillator if his or her parent or guardian submits written objection
thereto, and refusal to take or participate in the course or program or the training shall
not be reason for suspension or expulsion of the pupil.
Curricula developed under programs established in accordance with this
Act in the major educational area of alcohol and drug use and abuse shall
include classroom instruction in grades 5 through 12. The instruction,
which shall include matters relating to both the physical and legal effects
and ramifications of drug and substance abuse, shall be integrated into
existing curricula; and the State Board of Education shall develop and make
available to all elementary and secondary schools in this State
instructional materials and guidelines which will assist the schools in
incorporating the instruction into their existing curricula. In
addition, school districts may offer, as part of existing curricula during
the school day or as part of an after school program, support services and
instruction for pupils or pupils whose parent, parents, or guardians are
(Source: P.A. 101-305, eff. 1-1-20
105 ILCS 110/3.5
(105 ILCS 110/3.5)
Nutrition and physical activity best practices database.
(a) The State Board of Education shall develop and maintain a nutrition and physical activity best practices database. The database shall contain the results of any wellness-related fitness testing done by local school districts, as well as information on successful programs and policies implemented by local school districts designed to improve nutrition and physical activity in the public and charter schools. This information may include (i) a description of the program or policy, (ii) advice on implementation, (iii) any assessment of the program or policy, (iv) a contact person from the local school district, and (v) any other information the State Board of Education deems appropriate. The database shall be readily accessible to all local school districts Statewide. The State Board of Education shall encourage local school districts to submit information to the database, however no school district shall be required to submit information.
(b) The State Board of Education may adopt rules necessary for administration of this Section.
(c) The requirements of the State Board of Education to establish this database shall become effective once the State Board of Education has secured all of the funding necessary to implement it.
(Source: P.A. 96-1223, eff. 7-23-10.)
105 ILCS 110/3.10
(105 ILCS 110/3.10)
Policy on teen dating violence.
(a) As used in this Section:
"Dating" or "dating relationship" means an ongoing social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature between 2 persons. "Dating" or "dating relationship" does not include a casual relationship or ordinary fraternization between 2 persons in a business or social
"Teen dating violence" means either of the following:
(1) A pattern of behavior in which a person uses or
threatens to use physical, mental, or emotional abuse to control another person who is in a dating relationship with the person, where one or both persons are 13 to 19 years of age.
(2) Behavior by which a person uses or threatens to
use sexual violence against another person who is in a dating relationship with the person, where one or both persons are 13 to 19 years of age.
(b) The school board of each public school district in this State shall adopt a policy that does all of the following:
(1) States that teen dating violence is unacceptable
and is prohibited and that each student has the right to a safe learning environment.
(2) Incorporates age-appropriate education about teen
dating violence into new or existing training programs for students in grades 7 through 12 and school employees, as recommended by the school officials identified under subdivision (4) of this subsection (b).
(3) Establishes procedures for the manner in which
employees of a school are to respond to incidents of teen dating violence that take place at the school, on school grounds, at school-sponsored activities, or in vehicles used for school-provided transportation.
(4) Identifies by job title the school officials who
are responsible for receiving reports related to teen dating violence.
(5) Notifies students and parents of the teen dating
violence policy adopted by the board.
(Source: P.A. 98-190, eff. 8-6-13.)
105 ILCS 110/4
(105 ILCS 110/4)
(from Ch. 122, par. 864)
Powers of the State Board of Education.
In order to carry out the purposes of this Act the State Board of Education
is empowered to:
(a) Establish the minimum amount of instruction time to be devoted
to comprehensive health education at all elementary and secondary grade
(b) Establish guidelines to aid local school districts in developing
comprehensive health education programs at all grade levels.
(c) Establish special in-service programs to provide professional
preparation in the field of health education for teachers and
administrators throughout the schools of the State.
(d) Develop cooperative health training programs between school
districts and institutions of higher education whereby qualified health
education personnel of such institutions will be available to guide the
continuing professional preparation of teachers in health education.
(e) Encourage institutions of higher education to develop and extend
curricula in health education for professional preparation in both
in-service and pre-service programs.
(f) Assist in the development of evaluative techniques which will insure
that a comprehensive program in health education is being conducted throughout
the State which meets the needs of Illinois youth.
(g) Make sure additions to the staff of the State Board of Education to
insure a sufficient
number of health education personnel to effectuate the purposes of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 81-1508.)
105 ILCS 110/5
(105 ILCS 110/5)
(from Ch. 122, par. 865)
An advisory committee consisting of 11 members is hereby established
Director of Public Health or his or her designee, the Secretary of
Human Services or his or her designee,
and an additional person representing the Department of Human
Services designated by the Secretary,
the Director of Children and Family Services or his or her designee,
members to be appointed by the State Board of Education to
be chosen, insofar as is possible, from the following groups: colleges
and universities, voluntary health agencies, medicine, dentistry,
professional health associations, teachers, administrators, members of
local boards of education, and lay citizens. The original public members
shall, upon their
appointment, serve until July 1, 1973, and, thereafter, new appointments
of public members shall be made in like manner and such members shall
serve for 4 year terms commencing on July 1, 1973, and until their
successors are appointed and qualified. Vacancies in the terms of public
members shall be filled in like manner as original appointments for the
balance of the unexpired terms. The members of the advisory committee
shall receive no compensation but shall be reimbursed for actual and
necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties. Such
committee shall select a chairman and establish rules and procedures for
its proceedings not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act. Such
committee shall advise the State Board of Education on all matters relating
to the implementation of the
provisions of this Act. They shall assist in presenting advice and
interpretation concerning a comprehensive health education program to
the Illinois public, especially as related to critical health problems.
They shall also assist in establishing a sound understanding and
sympathetic relationship between such comprehensive health education
program and the public health, welfare and educational programs of other
agencies in the community.
(Source: P.A. 99-30, eff. 7-10-15.)
105 ILCS 110/6
(105 ILCS 110/6)
(from Ch. 122, par. 866)
Rules and Regulations.
In carrying out the powers and duties of the State Board of Education
and the advisory committee established
by this Act, the
State Board and such committee are authorized to
promulgate rules and
regulations in order to implement the provisions of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 81-1508.)