Bill Text: IL HB3810 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Amends the School Code. Requires school boards to develop a trauma response protocol that shall be implemented in response to a traumatic event at a school, including, but not limited to, a shooting at the school. Sets forth various requirements for the protocol, including response by hospitals, trauma intervention services, and community engagement. Amends the University of Illinois Hospital Act and Hospital Licensing Act to make conforming changes. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-03-31 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee [HB3810 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB3810-Introduced.html


100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2017 and 2018
HB3810

Introduced , by Rep. Litesa E. Wallace - Sonya M. Harper

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
105 ILCS 5/10-20.60 new
105 ILCS 5/34-18.53 new
110 ILCS 330/10 new
210 ILCS 85/6.27 new

Amends the School Code. Requires school boards to develop a trauma response protocol that shall be implemented in response to a traumatic event at a school, including, but not limited to, a shooting at the school. Sets forth various requirements for the protocol, including response by hospitals, trauma intervention services, and community engagement. Amends the University of Illinois Hospital Act and Hospital Licensing Act to make conforming changes. Effective immediately.
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A BILL FOR

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1 AN ACT concerning education.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The School Code is amended by adding Sections
510-20.60 and 34-18.53 as follows:
6 (105 ILCS 5/10-20.60 new)
7 Sec. 10-20.60. Trauma response protocols. Each school
8board shall develop a trauma response protocol that shall be
9implemented in response to a traumatic event at a school,
10including, but not limited to, a shooting at the school. The
11trauma response protocol shall include, but is not limited to,
12the following:
13 (1) Within 24 hours after the traumatic incident
14 triggering the implementation of the trauma response
15 protocol or when the scene is secured by law enforcement,
16 whichever is first, the hospital in closest proximity to
17 the scene of the traumatic incident shall send mental
18 health first responders to the school. Survivors of the
19 shooting shall be offered immediate grief and trauma-based
20 counseling. With respect to the requirements of this
21 paragraph (1), the school board shall establish an
22 agreement with each nearby hospital, and shall designate
23 which hospital is considered to be in closest proximity to

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1 each school.
2 (2) Within 5 calendar days after a traumatic incident
3 triggering the implementation of the trauma response
4 protocol, the school or school district shall make
5 available trauma intervention services for the survivors
6 of the incident and others who may be impacted by the
7 incident. In areas with frequent gun violence, additional
8 psycho-emotional support services shall be developed that
9 include, but are not limited to, group counseling,
10 peer-to-peer support, and other measures. With respect to
11 the requirements of this paragraph (2), school districts
12 may partner with local community groups to implement these
13 requirements.
14 (3) School boards shall develop a plan of community
15 engagement and, if necessary, to recruit volunteers from
16 the communities experiencing gun violence. School boards
17 may partner with community members, the faith-based
18 community, and other organizations to engage in the
19 recruitment efforts.
20 (105 ILCS 5/34-18.53 new)
21 Sec. 34-18.53. Trauma response protocols. The board shall
22develop a trauma response protocol that shall be implemented in
23response to a traumatic event at a school, including, but not
24limited to, a shooting at the school. The trauma response
25protocol shall include, but is not limited to, the following:

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1 (1) Within 24 hours after the traumatic incident
2 triggering the implementation of the trauma response
3 protocol or when the scene is secured by law enforcement,
4 whichever is first, the hospital in closest proximity to
5 the scene of the traumatic incident shall send mental
6 health first responders to the school. Survivors of the
7 shooting shall be offered immediate grief and trauma-based
8 counseling. With respect to the requirements of this
9 paragraph (1), the board shall establish an agreement with
10 each nearby hospital, and shall designate which hospital is
11 considered to be in closest proximity to each school.
12 (2) Within 5 calendar days after a traumatic incident
13 triggering the implementation of the trauma response
14 protocol, the school or the board shall make available
15 trauma intervention services for the survivors of the
16 incident and others who may be impacted by the incident. In
17 areas with frequent gun violence, additional
18 psycho-emotional support services shall be developed that
19 include, but are not limited to, group counseling,
20 peer-to-peer support, and other measures. With respect to
21 the requirements of this paragraph (2), the board may
22 partner with local community groups to implement these
23 requirements.
24 (3) The board shall develop a plan of community
25 engagement and, if necessary, to recruit volunteers from
26 the communities experiencing gun violence. The board may

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1 partner with community members, the faith-based community,
2 and other organizations to engage in the recruitment
3 efforts.
4 Section 10. The University of Illinois Hospital Act is
5amended by adding Section 10 as follows:
6 (110 ILCS 330/10 new)
7 Sec. 10. School trauma response protocol. The University of
8Illinois Hospital shall, pursuant to paragraph (1) of Section
910-20.60 or Section 34-18.53 of the School Code, as applicable,
10establish agreements with school districts in the development
11of a trauma response protocol.
12 Section 15. The Hospital Licensing Act is amended by adding
13Section 6.27 as follows:
14 (210 ILCS 85/6.27 new)
15 Sec. 6.27. School trauma response protocol. Every hospital
16shall, pursuant to paragraph (1) of Section 10-20.60 or Section
1734-18.53 of the School Code, as applicable, establish
18agreements with school districts in the development of a trauma
19response protocol.
20 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
21becoming law.
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