HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

430

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2019

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to mental health education.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 302A, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to part II, subpart B, to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"302A- Health course requirement. Each secondary public school shall require as a condition for graduation completion of a health education course that:

(1) Instructs students on the multiple dimensions of health, including the relationship between physical health and mental health; and

(2) Enhances understandings, improves attitudes, and encourages behaviors that promote good health, well-being, and human dignity."

SECTION 2. Chapter 302A, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to part III, subpart B, to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"302A- Suicide prevention; in-service training. The department shall require that in-service training include at least two hours of suicide prevention education for all teachers and principals each school year. This education may be accomplished through self-review of suicide prevention materials approved by the department."

SECTION 3. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval; provided that section 1 shall apply to students graduating after January 1, 2022.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Health; Mental Health; Suicide Prevention; DOE; Graduation Course; Training; Teachers; Students; Principals

 

Description:

Requires that high school students complete a health class. Requires teacher and principal training to include suicide prevention. Allows the training to be conducted through self-review.

 

 

 

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