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  170.307.  Mental health awareness training and instruction required — rules. — 1.  For school year 2022-23 and each school year thereafter, upon graduation from high school, pupils in public schools and charter schools shall have received mental health awareness training given any time during a pupil's four years of high school.

  2.  Beginning in school year 2022-23, any public school or charter school serving grades nine through twelve shall provide enrolled students instruction in mental health awareness.  Students with disabilities may participate to the extent appropriate as determined by the provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.  Instruction shall be included in the district's existing health or physical education curriculum.  Instruction shall be based on a program established by the department of elementary and secondary education.

  3.  The department of elementary and secondary education shall promulgate rules to develop a model curriculum to be used by school districts to provide the instruction required by this section.  Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028.  This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2022, shall be invalid and void.


(L. 2022 S.B. 681 & 662)

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