Bill Summary for H 285 (2017-2018)

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Mar 22 2017

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View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
House Bill 285 (Public) Filed Wednesday, March 8, 2017
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR A TRAINING PROGRAM ON YOUTH SUICIDE AWARENESS AND PREVENTION AND RISK REFERRAL PROTOCOL FOR SCHOOL PERSONNEL.
Intro. by Murphy, Hardister, Dollar, Dobson.

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House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

Amends proposed GS 115C-375.10(b) to direct each local school administrative unit to provide the training program and model risk referral protocol, or a locally developed plan that meets the requirements of this statute, to school personnel who work directly with students in grades 6-12 (previously, with K-12 students) at no cost to the employee. Changes the requirement for school personnel who work directly with students in grades 6 through 12 to receive youth suicide awareness and prevention trainingĀ within 12 months of employment and every five years thereafter (previously, annually) while employed with that local board of education. Requires the Department of Public Instruction to compile the compliance reports from local school administrative units and submit an overview of compliance to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services and the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee annually by December 1. Makes organizational, clarifying, and technical changes. Makes conforming and technical changes to proposed GS 115C-218.75(g).