(110 ILCS 58/30)
(a) The board of trustees of each public college or university must designate an expert panel to develop and implement policies and procedures that (i) advise students, faculty, and staff on the proper procedures for identifying and addressing the needs of students exhibiting symptoms of mental health conditions, (ii) promote understanding of the rules of Section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 to increase knowledge and understanding of student protections under the law, and (iii) provide training if appropriate.
(b) The Technical Assistance Center under Section 45 shall set initial standards for policies and procedures referenced in subsection (a) to ensure statewide consistency.
(c) All resident assistants in a student housing facility, advisors, and campus security of a public college or university must participate in a national Mental Health First Aid training course or a similar program prior to the commencement of their duties. Training must include the policies and procedures developed by the public college or university referenced under subsection (a).
(Source: P.A. 101-251, eff. 7-1-20