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  170.047.  Youth suicide awareness and prevention, training for educators — guidelines — rulemaking authority. — 1.  This section shall be known and may be cited as the "Jason Flatt/Avery Reine Cantor Act".

  2.  (1)  Beginning in the 2017-18 school year and continuing until the end of the 2022-23 school year, any licensed educator may annually complete up to two hours of training or professional development in youth suicide awareness and prevention as part of the professional development hours required for state board of education certification.

  (2)  Beginning in the 2023-24 school year and continuing in subsequent school years, the practicing teacher assistance programs established under section 168.400 may offer and include at least two hours of in-service training provided by each local school district for all practicing teachers in such district regarding suicide prevention.  Each school year, all teachers, principals, and licensed educators in each district may attend such training or complete training on suicide prevention through self-review of suicide prevention materials.  Attendance at the training shall count as two contact hours of professional development under section 168.021 and shall count as two hours of any other such training required under this section.

  3.  The department of elementary and secondary education shall develop guidelines suitable for training or professional development in youth suicide awareness and prevention.  The department may develop materials that may be used for the training described under subsection 2 of this section or may offer districts materials developed by a third party that districts may use for the training.

  4.  For purposes of this section, the term "licensed educator" shall refer to any teacher with a certificate of license to teach issued by the state board of education or any other educator or administrator required to maintain a professional license issued by the state board of education.

  5.  The department of elementary and secondary education may promulgate rules and regulations to implement this section.

  6.  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, 2016, shall be invalid and void.

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(L. 2016 H.B. 1583 merged with H.B. 2379, A.L. 2022 S.B. 681 & 662)


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