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 1        AN ACT concerning health.

 2        Be it enacted by the People of  the  State  of  Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section 3.  The School Code is amended by adding Sections
 5    2-3.131, 10-23.13, and 34-18.21 as follows:

 6        (105 ILCS 5/2-3.131 new)
 7        Sec.  2-3.131.  Medicaid matching funds claim.  The State
 8    Board of Education and the Department of Public Aid may enter
 9    into an intergovernmental agreement whereby school  districts
10    or  their  agents  may  claim  Medicaid  matching  funds  for
11    Medicaid-eligible  children, as authorized by Section 1903 of
12    the Social Security Act.

13        (105 ILCS 5/10-23.13 new)
14        Sec. 10-23.13.  Medicaid-eligible children;  health  care
15    resources.  To  access federally funded health care resources
16    if the school district provides early periodic screening  and
17    diagnostic   testing   services,   including   screening  and
18    diagnostic services, health care  and  treatment,  preventive
19    health  care,  or  any  other  measure, to correct or improve
20    health impairments of Medicaid-eligible children.

21        (105 ILCS 5/34-18.21 new)
22        Sec. 34-18.21.  Medicaid-eligible children;  health  care
23    resources.  If  the  school  district provides early periodic
24    screening  and   diagnostic   testing   services,   including
25    screening and diagnostic services, health care and treatment,
26    preventive  health  care, or any other measure, to correct or
27    improve health impairments of Medicaid-eligible children, the
28    school district  may  access  federally  funded  health  care
29    resources.
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 1        Section    5.    The   Critical   Health   Problems   and
 2    Comprehensive Health Education Act  is  amended  by  changing
 3    Section 3 as follows:

 4        (105 ILCS 110/3) (from Ch. 122, par. 863)
 5        Sec.  3.  Comprehensive  Health  Education  Program.  The
 6    program  established under this Act shall include, but not be
 7    limited to, the following major educational areas as a  basis
 8    for curricula in all elementary and secondary schools in this
 9    State:   human   ecology   and   health,   human  growth  and
10    development,  the  emotional,  psychological,  physiological,
11    hygienic  and  social  responsibilities   of   family   life,
12    including  sexual  abstinence  until marriage, prevention and
13    control of disease, including instruction in grades 6 through
14    12 on the prevention, transmission and spread of AIDS, public
15    and environmental health, consumer health,  safety  education
16    and  disaster  survival, mental health and illness, including
17    instruction in secondary schools on clinical  depression  and
18    suicide  prevention,  personal  health  habits, alcohol, drug
19    use, and abuse including the medical and legal  ramifications
20    of  alcohol,  drug,  and tobacco use, abuse during pregnancy,
21    sexual abstinence until  marriage,  tobacco,  nutrition,  and
22    dental  health.  Notwithstanding the above educational areas,
23    the following areas may also  be  included  as  a  basis  for
24    curricula  in  all  elementary  and secondary schools in this
25    State: basic  first  aid  (including,  but  not  limited  to,
26    cardiopulmonary  resuscitation  and  the  Heimlich maneuver),
27    early prevention and  detection  of  cancer,  heart  disease,
28    diabetes, stroke, and the prevention of child abuse, neglect,
29    and  suicide.  The school board of each public elementary and
30    secondary school in the State is encouraged to  have  in  its
31    employ, or on its volunteer staff, at least one person who is
32    certified,  by the American Red Cross or by another qualified
33    certifying agency, as qualified to administer first  aid  and
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 1    cardiopulmonary  resuscitation.   In  addition,  each  school
 2    board  is  authorized to allocate appropriate portions of its
 3    institute or inservice days to conduct training programs  for
 4    teachers  and  other  school  personnel who have expressed an
 5    interest in becoming qualified to administer emergency  first
 6    aid  or  cardiopulmonary  resuscitation.   School  boards are
 7    urged to encourage their teachers and other school  personnel
 8    who  coach school athletic programs and other extracurricular
 9    school activities  to  acquire,  develop,  and  maintain  the
10    knowledge  and  skills necessary to properly administer first
11    aid and  cardiopulmonary  resuscitation  in  accordance  with
12    standards  and  requirements  established by the American Red
13    Cross or another qualified certifying agency. No pupil  shall
14    be  required to take or participate in any class or course on
15    AIDS or family life instruction if  his  parent  or  guardian
16    submits  written  objection  thereto,  and refusal to take or
17    participate in the course or program shall not be reason  for
18    suspension or expulsion of the pupil.
19        Curricula   developed   under   programs  established  in
20    accordance with this Act in the  major  educational  area  of
21    alcohol  and  drug  use  and  abuse  shall  include classroom
22    instruction in grades 5 through 12.  The  instruction,  which
23    shall include matters relating to both the physical and legal
24    effects  and ramifications of drug and substance abuse, shall
25    be integrated into existing curricula; and the State Board of
26    Education shall develop and make available to all  elementary
27    and  secondary  schools in this State instructional materials
28    and guidelines which will assist the schools in incorporating
29    the instruction into their existing curricula.  In  addition,
30    school  districts  may  offer,  as part of existing curricula
31    during the school day or as part of an after school  program,
32    support  services  and instruction for pupils or pupils whose
33    parent, parents, or guardians are chemically dependent.
34    (Source: P.A. 90-566, eff. 1-2-98.)
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 1        Section 99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect  upon
 2    becoming  law,  except that the provisions changing Section 3
 3    of the Critical  Health  Problems  and  Comprehensive  Health
 4    Education Act take effect on January 1, 2001.

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