Sen. Mike Simmons

Filed: 2/24/2022





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 4028 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Critical Health Problems and Comprehensive
5Health Education Act is amended by changing Section 3 as
7    (105 ILCS 110/3)
8    Sec. 3. Comprehensive Health Education Program. The
9program established under this Act shall include, but not be
10limited to, the following major educational areas as a basis
11for curricula in all elementary and secondary schools in this
12State: human ecology and health; human growth and development;
13the emotional, psychological, physiological, hygienic, and
14social responsibilities of family life, including sexual
15abstinence until marriage; the prevention and control of
16disease, including instruction in grades 6 through 12 on the



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1prevention, transmission, and spread of AIDS; age-appropriate
2sexual abuse and assault awareness and prevention education in
3grades pre-kindergarten through 12; public and environmental
4health; consumer health; safety education and disaster
5survival; mental health and illness; personal health habits;
6alcohol and drug use and abuse, including the medical and
7legal ramifications of alcohol, drug, and tobacco use; abuse
8during pregnancy; evidence-based and medically accurate
9information regarding sexual abstinence; tobacco and
10e-cigarettes and other vapor devices; nutrition; and dental
11health. The instruction on mental health and illness must
12evaluate the multiple dimensions of health by reviewing the
13relationship between physical and mental health so as to
14enhance student understanding, attitudes, and behaviors that
15promote health, well-being, and human dignity and must include
16how and where to find mental health resources and specialized
17treatment in the State. The program shall also provide course
18material and instruction to advise pupils of the Abandoned
19Newborn Infant Protection Act. The program shall include
20information about cancer, including, without limitation, types
21of cancer, signs and symptoms, risk factors, the importance of
22early prevention and detection, and information on where to go
23for help. Notwithstanding the above educational areas, the
24following areas may also be included as a basis for curricula
25in all elementary and secondary schools in this State: basic
26first aid (including, but not limited to, cardiopulmonary



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1resuscitation and the Heimlich maneuver), heart disease,
2diabetes, stroke, the prevention of child abuse, neglect, and
3suicide, and teen dating violence in grades 7 through 12.
4Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, training on how to
5properly administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (which
6training must be in accordance with standards of the American
7Red Cross, the American Heart Association, or another
8nationally recognized certifying organization) and how to use
9an automated external defibrillator shall be included as a
10basis for curricula in all secondary schools in this State.
11    The school board of each public elementary and secondary
12school in the State shall encourage all teachers and other
13school personnel to acquire, develop, and maintain the
14knowledge and skills necessary to properly administer
15life-saving techniques, including, without limitation, the
16Heimlich maneuver and rescue breathing. The training shall be
17in accordance with standards of the American Red Cross, the
18American Heart Association, or another nationally recognized
19certifying organization. A school board may use the services
20of non-governmental entities whose personnel have expertise in
21life-saving techniques to instruct teachers and other school
22personnel in these techniques. Each school board is encouraged
23to have in its employ, or on its volunteer staff, at least one
24person who is certified, by the American Red Cross or by
25another qualified certifying agency, as qualified to
26administer first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. In



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1addition, each school board is authorized to allocate
2appropriate portions of its institute or inservice days to
3conduct training programs for teachers and other school
4personnel who have expressed an interest in becoming qualified
5to administer emergency first aid or cardiopulmonary
6resuscitation. School boards are urged to encourage their
7teachers and other school personnel who coach school athletic
8programs and other extracurricular school activities to
9acquire, develop, and maintain the knowledge and skills
10necessary to properly administer first aid and cardiopulmonary
11resuscitation in accordance with standards and requirements
12established by the American Red Cross or another qualified
13certifying agency. Subject to appropriation, the State Board
14of Education shall establish and administer a matching grant
15program to pay for half of the cost that a school district
16incurs in training those teachers and other school personnel
17who express an interest in becoming qualified to administer
18cardiopulmonary resuscitation (which training must be in
19accordance with standards of the American Red Cross, the
20American Heart Association, or another nationally recognized
21certifying organization) or in learning how to use an
22automated external defibrillator. A school district that
23applies for a grant must demonstrate that it has funds to pay
24half of the cost of the training for which matching grant money
25is sought. The State Board of Education shall award the grants
26on a first-come, first-serve basis.



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1    No pupil shall be required to take or participate in any
2class or course on AIDS or family life instruction or to
3receive training on how to properly administer cardiopulmonary
4resuscitation or how to use an automated external
5defibrillator if his or her parent or guardian submits written
6objection thereto, and refusal to take or participate in the
7course or program or the training shall not be reason for
8suspension or expulsion of the pupil.
9    Curricula developed under programs established in
10accordance with this Act in the major educational area of
11alcohol and drug use and abuse shall include classroom
12instruction in grades 5 through 12. The instruction, which
13shall include matters relating to both the physical and legal
14effects and ramifications of drug and substance abuse, shall
15be integrated into existing curricula; and the State Board of
16Education shall develop and make available to all elementary
17and secondary schools in this State instructional materials
18and guidelines which will assist the schools in incorporating
19the instruction into their existing curricula. In addition,
20school districts may offer, as part of existing curricula
21during the school day or as part of an after school program,
22support services and instruction for pupils or pupils whose
23parent, parents, or guardians are chemically dependent.
24(Source: P.A. 101-305, eff. 1-1-20; 102-464, eff. 8-20-21;
25102-558, eff. 8-20-21.)



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1    Section 10. The Children's Mental Health Act of 2003 is
2amended by changing Section 5 as follows:
3    (405 ILCS 49/5)
4    Sec. 5. Children's Mental Health Plan.
5    (a) The State of Illinois shall develop a Children's
6Mental Health Plan containing short-term and long-term
7recommendations to provide comprehensive, coordinated mental
8health prevention, early intervention, and treatment services
9for children from birth through age 18. This Plan shall
10include but not be limited to:
11        (1) Coordinated provider services and interagency
12    referral networks for children from birth through age 18
13    to maximize resources and minimize duplication of
14    services.
15        (2) Guidelines for incorporating social and emotional
16    development into school learning standards and educational
17    programs, pursuant to Section 15 of this Act.
18        (3) Protocols for implementing screening and
19    assessment of children prior to any admission to an
20    inpatient hospital for psychiatric services, pursuant to
21    subsection (a) of Section 5-5.23 of the Illinois Public
22    Aid Code.
23        (4) Recommendations regarding a State budget for
24    children's mental health prevention, early intervention,
25    and treatment across all State agencies.



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1        (5) Recommendations for State and local mechanisms for
2    integrating federal, State, and local funding sources for
3    children's mental health.
4        (6) Recommendations for building a qualified and
5    adequately trained workforce prepared to provide mental
6    health services for children from birth through age 18 and
7    their families.
8        (7) Recommendations for facilitating research on best
9    practices and model programs, and dissemination of this
10    information to Illinois policymakers, practitioners, and
11    the general public through training, technical assistance,
12    and educational materials.
13        (8) Recommendations for a comprehensive, multi-faceted
14    public awareness campaign to reduce the stigma of mental
15    illness and educate families, the general public, and
16    other key audiences about the benefits of children's
17    social and emotional development, and how to access
18    services.
19        (9) Recommendations for creating a quality-driven
20    children's mental health system with shared accountability
21    among key State agencies and programs that conducts
22    ongoing needs assessments, uses outcome indicators and
23    benchmarks to measure progress, and implements quality
24    data tracking and reporting systems.
25        (10) Recommendations for ensuring all Illinois youth
26    receive mental health education and have access to mental



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1    health care in the school setting. In developing these
2    recommendations, the Children's Mental Health Partnership
3    created under subsection (b) shall consult with the State
4    Board of Education, education practitioners, including,
5    but not limited to, administrators, regional
6    superintendents of schools, teachers, and school support
7    personnel, health care professionals, including mental
8    health professionals and child health leaders, disability
9    advocates, and other representatives as necessary to
10    ensure the interests of all students are represented.
11    (b) The Children's Mental Health Partnership (hereafter
12referred to as "the Partnership") is created. The Partnership
13shall have the responsibility of developing and monitoring the
14implementation of the Children's Mental Health Plan as
15approved by the Governor. The Children's Mental Health
16Partnership shall be comprised of: the Secretary of Human
17Services or his or her designee; the State Superintendent of
18Education or his or her designee; the directors of the
19departments of Children and Family Services, Healthcare and
20Family Services, Public Health, and Juvenile Justice, or their
21designees; the head of the Illinois Violence Prevention
22Authority, or his or her designee; the Attorney General or his
23or her designee; up to 25 representatives of community mental
24health authorities and statewide mental health, children and
25family advocacy, early childhood, education, health, substance
26abuse, violence prevention, and juvenile justice organizations



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1or associations, to be appointed by the Governor; and 2
2members of each caucus of the House of Representatives and
3Senate appointed by the Speaker of the House of
4Representatives and the President of the Senate, respectively.
5The Governor shall appoint the Partnership Chair and shall
6designate a Governor's staff liaison to work with the
8    (b-5) The Partnership shall include an adjunct council
9comprised of no more than 6 youth aged 14 to 25 and no more
10than 3 representatives of 3 different community-based
11organizations that focus on youth mental health. Each
12community-based organization shall be led by an
13LGBTQ-identified person, a person of color, or a woman. The
14committee members shall be appointed by the Chair of the
15Partnership and shall reflect the racial, gender identity,
16sexual orientation, ability, socioeconomic, ethnic, and
17geographic diversity of the State, including rural, suburban,
18and urban appointees. The council shall make recommendations
19to the Partnership regarding youth mental health, including,
20but not limited to, identifying barriers to youth feeling
21supported by and empowered by the system of mental health and
22treatment providers, barriers perceived by youth in accessing
23mental health services, gaps in the mental health system,
24available resources in schools, including youth's perceptions
25and experiences with outreach personnel, agency websites, and
26informational materials, methods to destigmatize mental health



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1services, and how to improve State policy concerning student
2mental health. The mental health system may include services
3for substance use disorders and addiction. The council shall
4meet at least 4 times annually.
5    (c) The Partnership shall submit a Preliminary Plan to the
6Governor on September 30, 2004 and shall submit the Final Plan
7on June 30, 2005. Thereafter, on September 30 of each year, the
8Partnership shall submit an annual report to the Governor on
9the progress of Plan implementation and recommendations for
10revisions in the Plan. The Final Plan and annual reports
11submitted in subsequent years shall include estimates of
12savings achieved in prior fiscal years under subsection (a) of
13Section 5-5.23 of the Illinois Public Aid Code and federal
14financial participation received under subsection (b) of
15Section 5-5.23 of that Code. The Department of Healthcare and
16Family Services shall provide technical assistance in
17developing these estimates and reports.
18(Source: P.A. 102-16, eff. 6-17-21; 102-116, eff. 7-23-21.)".