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91_HB2962eng HB2962 Engrossed LRB9109402NTsb 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. HB2962 Engrossed -2- LRB9109402NTsb 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 HB2962 Engrossed -3- LRB9109402NTsb 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.) HB2962 Engrossed -4- LRB9109402NTsb 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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