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AN ACT concerning education.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The School Code is amended by adding Section
2-3.163 as follows:
(105 ILCS 5/2-3.163 new)
Youth suicide awareness and prevention.
(a) This Section may be referred to as Ann Marie's Law.
(b) The State Board of Education shall do both of the
(1) In consultation with a youth suicide prevention
organization operating in this State and organizations
representing school boards and school personnel, develop a
youth suicide awareness and prevention policy that is
consistent with subsection (c) of this Section.
(2) Compile, develop, and post on its publicly
Internet website both of the following, which
may include materials
already publicly available:
(A) Recommended guidelines and educational
training and professional development.
(B) Recommended resources and age-appropriate
materials on youth suicide awareness and
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(c) The model policy developed by the State Board of
subsection (b) of this Section and any policy
adopted by a school board
under subsection (d) of this Section
shall include all of the following:
(1) A statement on youth suicide awareness and
(2) Protocols for administering youth suicide
prevention education to staff and students.
(3) Methods of prevention, including procedures for
identification and referral of students at risk of
(4) Methods of intervention, including procedures that
address an emotional or mental health safety plan for
identified as being at increased risk of suicide.
(5) Methods of responding to a student or staff suicide
(6) Reporting procedures.
(7) Recommended resources on youth suicide awareness
prevention programs, including current contact
(d) Beginning with the 2015-2016 school year, each school
board shall review and update its current suicide awareness and
prevention policy to be consistent with subsection (c) of this
Section or adopt an age-appropriate youth suicide awareness and
prevention policy consistent with subsection (c) of this
Section, inform each
school district employee and the parent or
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legal guardian of each
student enrolled in the school district
of such policy, and post
such policy on the school district's
publicly accessible Internet
website. The policy adopted by a
school board under this
subsection (d) may be based upon the
model policy developed by the
State Board of Education under
subsection (b) of this Section.
This Act takes effect upon