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92_HB3137enr HB3137 Enrolled LRB9206626NTsb 1 AN ACT regarding schools. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 5. The Critical Health Problems and 5 Comprehensive Health Education Act is amended by changing 6 Section 3 as 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 13 development, the emotional, psychological, physiological, 14 hygienic and social responsibilities of family life, 15 including sexual abstinence until marriage, prevention and 16 control of disease, including instruction in grades 6 through 17 12 on the prevention, transmission and spread of AIDS, public 18 and environmental health, consumer health, safety education 19 and disaster survival, mental health and illness, personal 20 health habits, alcohol, drug use, and abuse including the 21 medical and legal ramifications of alcohol, drug, and tobacco 22 use, abuse during pregnancy, sexual abstinence until 23 marriage, tobacco, nutrition, and dental health. 24 Notwithstanding the above educational areas, the following 25 areas may also be included as a basis for curricula in all 26 elementary and secondary schools in this State: basic first 27 aid (including, but not limited to, cardiopulmonary 28 resuscitation and the Heimlich maneuver), early prevention 29 and detection of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and 30 the prevention of child abuse, neglect, and suicide. The 31 school board of each public elementary and secondary school HB3137 Enrolled -2- LRB9206626NTsb 1 in the State shall encourage all teachers and other school 2 personnel to acquire, develop, and maintain the knowledge and 3 skills necessary to properly administer life-saving 4 techniques, including without limitation the Heimlich 5 maneuver and rescue breathing. The training shall be in 6 accordance with standards of the American Red Cross, the 7 American Heart Association, or another nationally recognized 8 certifying organization. A school board may use the services 9 of non-governmental entities whose personnel have expertise 10 in life-saving techniques to instruct teachers and other 11 school personnel in these techniques. Each school board is 12 encouraged to have in its employ, or on its volunteer staff, 13 at least one person who is certified, by the American Red 14 Cross or by another qualified certifying agency, as qualified 15 to administer first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. 16 In addition, each school board is authorized to allocate 17 appropriate portions of its institute or inservice days to 18 conduct training programs for teachers and other school 19 personnel who have expressed an interest in becoming 20 qualified to administer emergency first aid or 21 cardiopulmonary resuscitation. School boards are urged to 22 encourage their teachers and other school personnel who coach 23 school athletic programs and other extracurricular school 24 activities to acquire, develop, and maintain the knowledge 25 and skills necessary to properly administer first aid and 26 cardiopulmonary resuscitation in accordance with standards 27 and requirements established by the American Red Cross or 28 another qualified certifying agency. No pupil shall be 29 required to take or participate in any class or course on 30 AIDS or family life instruction if his parent or guardian 31 submits written objection thereto, and refusal to take or 32 participate in the course or program shall not be reason for 33 suspension or expulsion of the pupil. 34 Curricula developed under programs established in HB3137 Enrolled -3- LRB9206626NTsb 1 accordance with this Act in the major educational area of 2 alcohol and drug use and abuse shall include classroom 3 instruction in grades 5 through 12. The instruction, which 4 shall include matters relating to both the physical and legal 5 effects and ramifications of drug and substance abuse, shall 6 be integrated into existing curricula; and the State Board of 7 Education shall develop and make available to all elementary 8 and secondary schools in this State instructional materials 9 and guidelines which will assist the schools in incorporating 10 the instruction into their existing curricula. In addition, 11 school districts may offer, as part of existing curricula 12 during the school day or as part of an after school program, 13 support services and instruction for pupils or pupils whose 14 parent, parents, or guardians are chemically dependent. 15 (Source: P.A. 90-566, eff. 1-2-98.) 16 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect on 17 July 1, 2001.
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