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Public Act 096-0349


 

Public Act 0349 96TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY



 


 
Public Act 096-0349
 
HB0281 Enrolled LRB096 03885 NHT 13920 b

    AN ACT concerning education.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The School Code is amended by adding Section
2-3.148 and changing Section 10-22.39 as follows:
 
    (105 ILCS 5/2-3.148 new)
    Sec. 2-3.148. Food allergy guidelines.
    (a) Not later than July 1, 2010, the State Board of
Education, in conjunction with the Department of Public Health,
shall develop and make available to each school board
guidelines for the management of students with
life-threatening food allergies. The State Board of Education
and the Department of Public Health shall establish an ad hoc
committee to develop the guidelines. The committee shall
include experts in the field of food allergens, representatives
on behalf of students with food allergies, representatives from
the several public school management organizations, which
shall include school administrators, principals, and school
board members, and representatives from 2 statewide
professional teachers' organizations. The guidelines shall
include, but need not be limited to, the following:
        (1) education and training for school personnel who
    interact with students with life-threatening food
    allergies, such as school and school district
    administrators, teachers, school advisors and counselors,
    school health personnel, and school nurses, on the
    management of students with life-threatening food
    allergies, including training related to the
    administration of medication with an auto-injector;
        (2) procedures for responding to life-threatening
    allergic reactions to food;
        (3) a process for the implementation of individualized
    health care and food allergy action plans for every student
    with a life-threatening food allergy; and
        (4) protocols to prevent exposure to food allergens.
    (b) Not later than January 1, 2011, each school board shall
implement a policy based on the guidelines developed pursuant
to subsection (a) of this Section for the management of
students with life-threatening food allergies enrolled in the
schools under its jurisdiction. Nothing in this subsection (b)
is intended to invalidate school district policies that were
implemented before the development of guidelines pursuant to
subsection (a) of this Section as long as such policies are
consistent with the guidelines developed pursuant to
subsection (a) of this Section.
 
    (105 ILCS 5/10-22.39)  (from Ch. 122, par. 10-22.39)
    Sec. 10-22.39. In-service training programs.
    (a) To conduct in-service training programs for teachers.
    (b) In addition to other topics at in-service training
programs, school guidance counselors, teachers and other
school personnel who work with pupils in grades 7 through 12
shall be trained to identify the warning signs of suicidal
behavior in adolescents and teens and shall be taught
appropriate intervention and referral techniques.
    (c) School guidance counselors, nurses, teachers and other
school personnel who work with pupils may be trained to have a
basic knowledge of matters relating to acquired
immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), including the nature of the
disease, its causes and effects, the means of detecting it and
preventing its transmission, and the availability of
appropriate sources of counseling and referral, and any other
information that may be appropriate considering the age and
grade level of such pupils. The School Board shall supervise
such training. The State Board of Education and the Department
of Public Health shall jointly develop standards for such
training.
    (d) In this subsection (d):
    "Domestic violence" means abuse by a family or household
member, as "abuse" and "family or household members" are
defined in Section 103 of the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of
1986.
    "Sexual violence" means sexual assault, abuse, or stalking
of an adult or minor child proscribed in the Criminal Code of
1961 in Sections 12-7.3, 12-7.4, 12-7.5, 12-12, 12-13, 12-14,
12-14.1, 12-15, and 12-16, including sexual violence committed
by perpetrators who are strangers to the victim and sexual
violence committed by perpetrators who are known or related by
blood or marriage to the victim.
    At least once every 2 years, an in-service training program
for school personnel who work with pupils, including, but not
limited to, school and school district administrators,
teachers, school guidance counselors, school social workers,
school counselors, school psychologists, and school nurses,
must be conducted by persons with expertise in domestic and
sexual violence and the needs of expectant and parenting youth
and shall include training concerning (i) communicating with
and listening to youth victims of domestic or sexual violence
and expectant and parenting youth, (ii) connecting youth
victims of domestic or sexual violence and expectant and
parenting youth to appropriate in-school services and other
agencies, programs, and services as needed, and (iii)
implementing the school district's policies, procedures, and
protocols with regard to such youth, including
confidentiality. At a minimum, school personnel must be trained
to understand, provide information and referrals, and address
issues pertaining to youth who are parents, expectant parents,
or victims of domestic or sexual violence.
    (e) At least every 2 years, an in-service training program
for school personnel who work with pupils must be conducted by
persons with expertise in anaphylactic reactions and
management.
(Source: P.A. 95-558, eff. 8-30-07.)
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 08/13/2009