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 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
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 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
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 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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