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Public Act 102-0373


 

Public Act 0373 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 102-0373
 
SB2014 EnrolledLRB102 16139 CMG 21515 b

    AN ACT concerning education.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Mental Health Early Action on Campus Act is
amended by changing Section 25 as follows:
 
    (110 ILCS 58/25)
    Sec. 25. Awareness. To raise mental health awareness on
college campuses, each public college or university must do
all of the following:
        (1) Develop and implement an annual student
    orientation session aimed at raising awareness about
    mental health conditions.
        (2) Assess courses and seminars available to students
    through their regular academic experiences and implement
    mental health awareness curricula if opportunities for
    integration exist.
        (3) Create and feature a page on its website or mobile
    application with information dedicated solely to the
    mental health resources available to students at the
    public college or university and in the surrounding
    community.
        (4) Distribute messages related to mental health
    resources that encourage help-seeking behavior through the
    online learning platform of the public college or
    university during high stress periods of the academic
    year, including, but not limited to, midterm or final
    examinations. These stigma-reducing strategies must be
    based on documented best practices.
        (5) Three years after the effective date of this Act,
    implement an online screening tool to raise awareness and
    establish a mechanism to link or refer students of the
    public college or university to services. Screenings and
    resources must be available year round for students and,
    at a minimum, must (i) include validated screening tools
    for depression, an anxiety disorder, an eating disorder,
    substance use, alcohol-use disorder, post-traumatic stress
    disorder, and bipolar disorder, (ii) provide resources for
    immediate connection to services, if indicated, including
    emergency resources, (iii) provide general information
    about all mental health-related resources available to
    students of the public college or university, and (iv)
    function anonymously.
        (6) At least once per term and at times of high
    academic stress, including midterm or final examinations,
    provide students information regarding online screenings
    and resources.
        (7) Provide contact information for the National
    Suicide Prevention Lifeline, for the Crisis Text Line, and
    for the mental health counseling center or program of the
    public college or university on the back of each student
    identification card issued by the public college or
    university after the effective date of this amendatory Act
    of the 102nd General Assembly. If the public college or
    university does not issue student identification cards to
    its students, the public college or university must
    publish the contact information on its website.
(Source: P.A. 101-251, eff. 7-1-20.)
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect July 1,
2022.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022