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Full Text of SB1793  99th General Assembly




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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 Section
52-3.163 as follows:
6    (105 ILCS 5/2-3.163 new)
7    Sec. 2-3.163. Youth suicide awareness and prevention.
8    (a) This Section may be referred to as Ann Marie's Law.
9    (b) The State Board of Education shall do both of the
11        (1) In consultation with a youth suicide prevention
12    organization operating in this State and organizations
13    representing school boards and school personnel, develop a
14    model youth suicide awareness and prevention policy that is
15    consistent with subsection (c) of this Section.
16        (2) Compile, develop, and post on its publicly
17    accessible Internet website both of the following, which
18    may include materials already publicly available:
19            (A) Recommended guidelines and educational
20        materials for training and professional development.
21            (B) Recommended resources and age-appropriate
22        educational materials on youth suicide awareness and
23        prevention.



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1    (c) The model policy developed by the State Board of
2Education under subsection (b) of this Section and any policy
3adopted by a school board under subsection (d) of this Section
4shall include all of the following:
5        (1) A statement on youth suicide awareness and
6    prevention.
7        (2) Protocols for administering youth suicide
8    awareness and prevention education to staff and students.
9        (3) Methods of prevention, including procedures for
10    early identification and referral of students at risk of
11    suicide.
12        (4) Methods of intervention, including procedures that
13    address an emotional or mental health safety plan for
14    students identified as being at increased risk of suicide.
15        (5) Methods of responding to a student or staff suicide
16    or suicide attempt.
17        (6) Reporting procedures.
18        (7) Recommended resources on youth suicide awareness
19    and prevention programs, including current contact
20    information for such programs.
21    (d) Beginning with the 2015-2016 school year, each school
22board shall review and update its current suicide awareness and
23prevention policy to be consistent with subsection (c) of this
24Section or adopt an age-appropriate youth suicide awareness and
25prevention policy consistent with subsection (c) of this
26Section, inform each school district employee and the parent or



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1legal guardian of each student enrolled in the school district
2of such policy, and post such policy on the school district's
3publicly accessible Internet website. The policy adopted by a
4school board under this subsection (d) may be based upon the
5model policy developed by the State Board of Education under
6subsection (b) of this Section.
7    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
8becoming law.