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Public Act 098-0190


 

Public Act 0190 98TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 098-0190
 
HB3379 EnrolledLRB098 07728 NHT 37806 b

    AN ACT concerning education.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Critical Health Problems and Comprehensive
Health Education Act is amended by changing Section 3 and by
adding Section 3.10 as follows:
 
    (105 ILCS 110/3)
    Sec. 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, sexual abstinence until marriage, tobacco,
nutrition, and dental health. 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 8
through 12.
    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 if his
parent or guardian submits written objection thereto, and
refusal to take or participate in the course or program 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 chemically dependent.
(Source: P.A. 96-128, eff. 1-1-10; 96-328, eff. 8-11-09;
96-383, eff. 1-1-10; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10; 97-1147, eff.
1-24-13.)
 
    (105 ILCS 110/3.10 new)
    Sec. 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 context.
    "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.
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect July 1,
2013.

Effective Date: 08/06/2013