Florida Senate - 2016 SB 884 By Senator Benacquisto 30-00891A-16 2016884__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to youth suicide awareness and 3 prevention; creating s. 1012.583, F.S.; requiring the 4 Department of Education to incorporate training in 5 youth suicide awareness and prevention into certain 6 instructional personnel continuing education or 7 inservice training requirements; requiring the 8 department, in consultation with the Statewide Office 9 for Suicide Prevention and suicide prevention experts, 10 to develop a list of approved materials for the 11 training; specifying requirements for training 12 materials; requiring the training to be included in 13 the existing continuing education or inservice 14 training requirements; providing that no cause of 15 action results from the implementation of this act; 16 providing for rulemaking; providing an effective date. 17 18 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 19 20 Section 1. Section 1012.583, Florida Statutes, is created 21 to read: 22 1012.583 Continuing education and inservice training for 23 youth suicide awareness and prevention.— 24 (1) Beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, the 25 Department of Education shall incorporate 2 hours of training in 26 youth suicide awareness and prevention into existing 27 requirements for continuing education or inservice training for 28 instructional personnel in elementary school, middle school, and 29 high school. 30 (2) The department, in consultation with the Statewide 31 Office for Suicide Prevention and suicide prevention experts, 32 shall develop a list of approved youth suicide awareness and 33 prevention training materials. The materials: 34 (a) Must include training on how to identify appropriate 35 mental health services and how to refer youth and their families 36 to those services. 37 (b) May include materials currently being used by a school 38 district if such materials meet any criteria established by the 39 department. 40 (c) May include programs that instructional personnel can 41 complete through a self-review of approved youth suicide 42 awareness and prevention materials. 43 (3) The training required by this section must be included 44 in the existing continuing education or inservice training 45 requirements for instructional personnel and may not add to the 46 total hours currently required by the department. 47 (4) A person has no cause of action for any loss or damage 48 caused by an act or omission resulting from the implementation 49 of this section or resulting from any training required by this 50 section unless the loss or damage was caused by willful or 51 wanton misconduct. This section does not create any new duty of 52 care or basis of liability. 53 (5) The State Board of Education may adopt rules to 54 implement this section. 55 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2016.