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Public Act 102-0416


 

Public Act 0416 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 102-0416
 
HB1778 EnrolledLRB102 11751 CMG 17086 b

    AN ACT concerning education.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 1. This Act may be referred to as the Beyond
Charity Law.
 
    Section 5. The School Code is amended by adding Sections
10-20.75 and 34-18.67 as follows:
 
    (105 ILCS 5/10-20.75 new)
    Sec. 10-20.75. Identification cards; suicide prevention
information. Each school district that serves pupils in any of
grades 6 through 12 and that issues an identification card to
pupils in any of grades 6 through 12 shall provide contact
information for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
(988), the Crisis Text Line, and either the Safe2Help Illinois
helpline or a local suicide prevention hotline or both on the
identification card. The contact information shall identify
each helpline that may be contacted through text messaging.
The contact information shall be included in the school's
student handbook and also the student planner if a student
planner is custom printed by the school for distribution to
pupils in any of grades 6 through 12.
 
    (105 ILCS 5/34-18.67 new)
    Sec. 34-18.67. Identification cards; suicide prevention
information. If the school district issues an identification
card to pupils in any of grades 6 through 12, the district
shall provide contact information for the National Suicide
Prevention Lifeline (988), the Crisis Text Line, and either
the Safe2Help Illinois helpline or a local suicide prevention
hotline or both on the identification card. The contact
information shall identify each helpline that may be contacted
through text messaging. The contact information shall be
included in the school's student handbook and also the student
planner if a student planner is custom printed by the school
for distribution to pupils in any of grades 6 through 12.
 
    Section 10. 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 (988), the Crisis Text Line,
    and a local suicide prevention hotline on each student
    identification card issued by the public college or
    university if the public college or university issues
    student identification cards. The contact information
    shall identify each helpline that may be contacted through
    text messaging. The contact information shall be included
    in the public college's or university's student handbook
    and also the student planner if a student planner is
    custom printed by the public college or university for
    distribution to students.
(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