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Full Text of HB3491  95th General Assembly


Rep. Charles E. Jefferson

Filed: 3/27/2007





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 3491 by replacing
3 everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4     "Section 5. The Critical Health Problems and Comprehensive
5 Health Education Act is amended by changing Section 3 as
6 follows:
7     (105 ILCS 110/3)  (from Ch. 122, par. 863)
8     Sec. 3. Comprehensive Health Education Program. The
9 program established under this Act shall include, but not be
10 limited to, the following major educational areas as a basis
11 for curricula in all elementary and secondary schools in this
12 State: human ecology and health, human growth and development,
13 the emotional, psychological, physiological, hygienic and
14 social responsibilities of family life, including sexual
15 abstinence until marriage, prevention and control of disease,
16 including instruction in grades 6 through 12 on the prevention,



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1 transmission and spread of AIDS, public and environmental
2 health, consumer health, safety education and disaster
3 survival, mental health and illness, personal health habits,
4 alcohol, drug use, and abuse including the medical and legal
5 ramifications of alcohol, drug, and tobacco use, abuse during
6 pregnancy, sexual abstinence until marriage, tobacco,
7 nutrition, and dental health. The program shall also provide
8 course material and instruction to advise pupils of the
9 Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act. Notwithstanding the
10 above educational areas, the following areas may also be
11 included as a basis for curricula in all elementary and
12 secondary schools in this State: basic first aid (including,
13 but not limited to, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the
14 Heimlich maneuver), early prevention and detection of cancer,
15 heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and the prevention of child
16 abuse, neglect, and suicide. The school board of each public
17 elementary and secondary school in the State shall encourage
18 all teachers and other school personnel to acquire, develop,
19 and maintain the knowledge and skills necessary to properly
20 administer life-saving techniques, including without
21 limitation the Heimlich maneuver and rescue breathing, except
22 that the school board shall require all teachers and other
23 school personnel hired on or after the effective date of this
24 amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly to acquire,
25 develop, and maintain the knowledge and skills necessary to
26 properly administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The



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1 training shall be in accordance with standards of the American
2 Red Cross, the American Heart Association, or another
3 nationally recognized certifying organization. A school board
4 may use the services of non-governmental entities whose
5 personnel have expertise in life-saving techniques to instruct
6 teachers and other school personnel in these techniques. Each
7 school board is encouraged to have in its employ, or on its
8 volunteer staff, at least one person who is certified, by the
9 American Red Cross or by another qualified certifying agency,
10 as qualified to administer first aid and cardiopulmonary
11 resuscitation. In addition, each school board is authorized to
12 allocate appropriate portions of its institute or inservice
13 days to conduct training programs for teachers and other school
14 personnel who have expressed an interest in becoming qualified
15 to administer emergency first aid or who have expressed an
16 interest in becoming or who are required to become qualified to
17 administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation. School boards are
18 urged to encourage their teachers and other school personnel
19 who coach school athletic programs and other extracurricular
20 school activities to acquire, develop, and maintain the
21 knowledge and skills necessary to properly administer first aid
22 and cardiopulmonary resuscitation in accordance with standards
23 and requirements established by the American Red Cross or
24 another qualified certifying agency. No pupil shall be required
25 to take or participate in any class or course on AIDS or family
26 life instruction if his parent or guardian submits written



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1 objection thereto, and refusal to take or participate in the
2 course or program shall not be reason for suspension or
3 expulsion of the pupil.
4     Curricula developed under programs established in
5 accordance with this Act in the major educational area of
6 alcohol and drug use and abuse shall include classroom
7 instruction in grades 5 through 12. The instruction, which
8 shall include matters relating to both the physical and legal
9 effects and ramifications of drug and substance abuse, shall be
10 integrated into existing curricula; and the State Board of
11 Education shall develop and make available to all elementary
12 and secondary schools in this State instructional materials and
13 guidelines which will assist the schools in incorporating the
14 instruction into their existing curricula. In addition, school
15 districts may offer, as part of existing curricula during the
16 school day or as part of an after school program, support
17 services and instruction for pupils or pupils whose parent,
18 parents, or guardians are chemically dependent.
19 (Source: P.A. 94-933, eff. 6-26-06.)".