Bill Text: IL HB4658 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Chaptered


Bill Title: Amends the School Code. Requires a school board to adopt and implement a policy on how to recognize mental health issues and how to properly address them. Provides that, as part of this policy, a school board shall require in-service training of licensed school personnel and administrators to include, at least once every 2 years, training on the current best practices regarding the identification of and recommended courses of action for mental health issues. Effective July 1, 2018.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 14-0)

Status: (Passed) 2018-08-17 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0903 [HB4658 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB4658-Chaptered.html



Public Act 100-0903
HB4658 EnrolledLRB100 16463 NHT 31592 b
AN ACT concerning education.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Sections
10-22.39 and 34-18.7 as follows:
(105 ILCS 5/10-22.39)
Sec. 10-22.39. In-service training programs.
(a) To conduct in-service training programs for teachers.
(b) In addition to other topics at in-service training
programs, at least once every 2 years, licensed school
personnel and administrators school guidance counselors,
teachers, school social workers, and other school personnel who
work with pupils in kindergarten grades 7 through grade 12
shall be trained to identify the warning signs of mental
illness and suicidal behavior in youth adolescents and teens
and shall be taught appropriate intervention and referral
techniques.
(c) School guidance counselors, nurses, teachers and other
school personnel who work with pupils may be trained to have a
basic knowledge of matters relating to acquired
immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), including the nature of the
disease, its causes and effects, the means of detecting it and
preventing its transmission, and the availability of
appropriate sources of counseling and referral, and any other
information that may be appropriate considering the age and
grade level of such pupils. The School Board shall supervise
such training. The State Board of Education and the Department
of Public Health shall jointly develop standards for such
training.
(d) In this subsection (d):
"Domestic violence" means abuse by a family or household
member, as "abuse" and "family or household members" are
defined in Section 103 of the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of
1986.
"Sexual violence" means sexual assault, abuse, or stalking
of an adult or minor child proscribed in the Criminal Code of
1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012 in Sections 11-1.20, 11-1.30,
11-1.40, 11-1.50, 11-1.60, 12-7.3, 12-7.4, 12-7.5, 12-12,
12-13, 12-14, 12-14.1, 12-15, and 12-16, including sexual
violence committed by perpetrators who are strangers to the
victim and sexual violence committed by perpetrators who are
known or related by blood or marriage to the victim.
At least once every 2 years, an in-service training program
for school personnel who work with pupils, including, but not
limited to, school and school district administrators,
teachers, school guidance counselors, school social workers,
school counselors, school psychologists, and school nurses,
must be conducted by persons with expertise in domestic and
sexual violence and the needs of expectant and parenting youth
and shall include training concerning (i) communicating with
and listening to youth victims of domestic or sexual violence
and expectant and parenting youth, (ii) connecting youth
victims of domestic or sexual violence and expectant and
parenting youth to appropriate in-school services and other
agencies, programs, and services as needed, and (iii)
implementing the school district's policies, procedures, and
protocols with regard to such youth, including
confidentiality. At a minimum, school personnel must be trained
to understand, provide information and referrals, and address
issues pertaining to youth who are parents, expectant parents,
or victims of domestic or sexual violence.
(e) At least every 2 years, an in-service training program
for school personnel who work with pupils must be conducted by
persons with expertise in anaphylactic reactions and
management.
(f) At least once every 2 years, a school board shall
conduct in-service training on educator ethics,
teacher-student conduct, and school employee-student conduct
for all personnel.
(Source: P.A. 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13; 98-471, eff. 1-1-14.)
(105 ILCS 5/34-18.7) (from Ch. 122, par. 34-18.7)
Sec. 34-18.7. Youth Adolescent and teen mental illness and
suicide detection and intervention. At least once every 2
years, licensed school personnel and administrators School
guidance counselors, teachers, school social workers, and
other school personnel who work with pupils in kindergarten
grades 7 through grade 12 shall be trained to identify the
warning signs of mental illness and suicidal behavior in youth
adolescents and teens and shall be taught various intervention
techniques. Such training shall be provided within the
framework of existing in-service training programs offered by
the Board or as part of the professional development activities
required under Section 21-14 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 98-471, eff. 1-1-14.)
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