Notice of Intended Action

Suicide prevention, identification of adverse childhood experiences, strategies to mitigate toxic stress response, amendments to ch 14

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EDUCATION DEPARTMENT[281]

Notice of Intended Action

Proposing rule making related to school health services

and providing an opportunity for public comment

The State Board of Education hereby proposes to amend Chapter 14, "School Health Services," Iowa Administrative Code.

Legal Authority for Rule Making

This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 256.7.

State or Federal Law Implemented

This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code chapter 279 and 2018 Iowa Acts, Senate File 2113.

Purpose and Summary

2018 Iowa Acts, Senate File 2113, established that the State Board shall adopt rules requiring school districts to adopt protocols for suicide prevention and postvention and the identification of adverse childhood experiences and strategies to mitigate toxic stress response. This proposed rule making implements Senate File 2113.

Fiscal Impact

The cost of training is yet to be determined.

Jobs Impact

There will be training requirements for schools, which will have a cost attached. The cost of this training is yet to be determined.

Waivers

An agencywide rule waiver is provided for in 281—Chapter 4.

Public Comment

Any interested person may submit written or oral comments concerning this proposed rule making. Written or oral comments in response to this rule making must be received by the Department no later than 4:30 p.m. on January 8, 2019. Comments should be directed to:

Nicole Proesch

Department of Education

Grimes State Office Building, Second Floor

Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0416

Phone: 515.281.8661

Email: nicole.proesch@iowa.gov

Public Hearing

A public hearing at which persons may present their views orally or in writing will be held as follows:

January 8, 2019

9 to 10 a.m.

State Board Room, Second Floor

Grimes State Office Building

East 14th Street and Grand Avenue

Des Moines, Iowa

Persons who wish to make oral comments at the public hearing may be asked to state their names for the record and to confine their remarks to the subject of this proposed rule making.

Any persons who intend to attend the public hearing and have special requirements, such as those related to hearing or mobility impairments, should contact the Department and advise of specific needs by calling 515.281.5295.

Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee

The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rule making by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rule making at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).

The following rule-making actions are proposed:

Item 1. Renumber rule 281—14.4(256,280) as 281—14.5(256,280).

Item 2. Adopt the following new rule 281—14.4(279):

281—14.4(279) Suicide prevention, identification of adverse childhood experiences, and strategies to mitigate toxic stress response.

14.4(1) Definitions.

"Adverse childhood experience" means a potentially traumatic event occurring in childhood that can have negative, lasting effects on an individual's health and well-being.

"Postvention" means the provision of crisis intervention, support, and assistance for those affected by a suicide or suicide attempt to prevent further risk of suicide.

14.4(2) Required protocols. School districts shall adopt protocols for suicide prevention and postvention and the identification of adverse childhood experiences and strategies to mitigate toxic stress response. The protocols shall be based on nationally recognized best practices.

14.4(3) Required training.

a. By July 1, 2019, the board of directors of a school district shall require annual, evidence-based training at least one hour in length on suicide prevention and postvention for all school personnel who hold a license, certificate, authorization, or statement of recognition issued by the board of educational examiners and who have regular contact with students in kindergarten through grade 12. The content of the training shall be based on nationally recognized best practices.

b. By July 1, 2019, the board of directors of a school district shall require annual, evidence-based, evidence-supported training on the identification of adverse childhood experiences and strategies to mitigate toxic stress response for all school personnel who hold a license, certificate, authorization, or statement of recognition issued by the board of educational examiners and who have regular contact with students in kindergarten through grade 12. The content of the training shall be based on nationally recognized best practices.

14.4(4) Resources for implementation. The Iowa department of education will publicly provide resources and technical assistance to assist districts in compliance with this rule.

Item 3. Amend 281—Chapter 14, implementation sentence, as follows:

These rules are intended to implement 2015 Iowa Acts, Senate File 462 Iowa Code sections 135.185 and 280.16 and 2018 Iowa Acts, Senate File 2113.

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Iowa Code 135.185 Iowa Code 280.16

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