State of Illinois
2021 and 2022


Introduced 2/19/2021, by Rep. Terra Costa Howard


105 ILCS 110/3

    Amends the Critical Health Problems and Comprehensive Health Education Act. Provides that instruction under the Act shall include human trafficking awareness in grades 6 through 12. Effective immediately.

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1    AN ACT concerning education.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Critical Health Problems and Comprehensive
5Health Education Act is amended by changing Section 3 as
7    (105 ILCS 110/3)
8    Sec. 3. Comprehensive Health Education Program. The
9program established under this Act shall include, but not be
10limited to, the following major educational areas as a basis
11for curricula in all elementary and secondary schools in this
12State: human ecology and health, human growth and development,
13the emotional, psychological, physiological, hygienic, and
14social responsibilities of family life, including sexual
15abstinence until marriage, the prevention and control of
16disease, including instruction in grades 6 through 12 on the
17prevention, transmission, and spread of AIDS, age-appropriate
18sexual abuse and assault awareness and prevention education in
19grades pre-kindergarten through 12, human trafficking
20awareness in grades 6 through 12, public and environmental
21health, consumer health, safety education and disaster
22survival, mental health and illness, personal health habits,
23alcohol and , drug use, and abuse, including the medical and



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1legal ramifications of alcohol, drug, and tobacco use, abuse
2during pregnancy, evidence-based and medically accurate
3information regarding sexual abstinence, tobacco, nutrition,
4and dental health. The instruction on mental health and
5illness must evaluate the multiple dimensions of health by
6reviewing the relationship between physical and mental health
7so as to enhance student understanding, attitudes, and
8behaviors that promote health, well-being, and human dignity.
9The program shall also provide course material and instruction
10to advise pupils of the Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection
11Act. The program shall include information about cancer,
12including, without limitation, types of cancer, signs and
13symptoms, risk factors, the importance of early prevention and
14detection, and information on where to go for help.
15Notwithstanding the above educational areas, the following
16areas may also be included as a basis for curricula in all
17elementary and secondary schools in this State: basic first
18aid (including, but not limited to, cardiopulmonary
19resuscitation and the Heimlich maneuver), heart disease,
20diabetes, stroke, the prevention of child abuse, neglect, and
21suicide, and teen dating violence in grades 7 through 12.
22Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, training on how to
23properly administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (which
24training must be in accordance with standards of the American
25Red Cross, the American Heart Association, or another
26nationally recognized certifying organization) and how to use



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1an automated external defibrillator shall be included as a
2basis for curricula in all secondary schools in this State.
3    The school board of each public elementary and secondary
4school in the State shall encourage all teachers and other
5school personnel to acquire, develop, and maintain the
6knowledge and skills necessary to properly administer
7life-saving techniques, including, without limitation, the
8Heimlich maneuver and rescue breathing. The training shall be
9in accordance with standards of the American Red Cross, the
10American Heart Association, or another nationally recognized
11certifying organization. A school board may use the services
12of non-governmental entities whose personnel have expertise in
13life-saving techniques to instruct teachers and other school
14personnel in these techniques. Each school board is encouraged
15to have in its employ, or on its volunteer staff, at least one
16person who is certified, by the American Red Cross or by
17another qualified certifying agency, as qualified to
18administer first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. In
19addition, each school board is authorized to allocate
20appropriate portions of its institute or inservice days to
21conduct training programs for teachers and other school
22personnel who have expressed an interest in becoming qualified
23to administer emergency first aid or cardiopulmonary
24resuscitation. School boards are urged to encourage their
25teachers and other school personnel who coach school athletic
26programs and other extracurricular school activities to



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1acquire, develop, and maintain the knowledge and skills
2necessary to properly administer first aid and cardiopulmonary
3resuscitation in accordance with standards and requirements
4established by the American Red Cross or another qualified
5certifying agency. Subject to appropriation, the State Board
6of Education shall establish and administer a matching grant
7program to pay for half of the cost that a school district
8incurs in training those teachers and other school personnel
9who express an interest in becoming qualified to administer
10cardiopulmonary resuscitation (which training must be in
11accordance with standards of the American Red Cross, the
12American Heart Association, or another nationally recognized
13certifying organization) or in learning how to use an
14automated external defibrillator. A school district that
15applies for a grant must demonstrate that it has funds to pay
16half of the cost of the training for which matching grant money
17is sought. The State Board of Education shall award the grants
18on a first-come, first-serve basis.
19    No pupil shall be required to take or participate in any
20class or course on AIDS or family life instruction or to
21receive training on how to properly administer cardiopulmonary
22resuscitation or how to use an automated external
23defibrillator if his or her parent or guardian submits written
24objection thereto, and refusal to take or participate in the
25course or program or the training shall not be reason for
26suspension or expulsion of the pupil.



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1    Curricula developed under programs established in
2accordance with this Act in the major educational area of
3alcohol and drug use and abuse shall include classroom
4instruction in grades 5 through 12. The instruction, which
5shall include matters relating to both the physical and legal
6effects and ramifications of drug and substance abuse, shall
7be integrated into existing curricula; and the State Board of
8Education shall develop and make available to all elementary
9and secondary schools in this State instructional materials
10and guidelines which will assist the schools in incorporating
11the instruction into their existing curricula. In addition,
12school districts may offer, as part of existing curricula
13during the school day or as part of an after school program,
14support services and instruction for pupils or pupils whose
15parent, parents, or guardians are chemically dependent.
16(Source: P.A. 101-305, eff. 1-1-20; revised 8-21-20.)
17    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
18becoming law.