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S. 1543 (117th): STANDUP Act of 2021


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 25, 2022 (Preprint (Suspension)).


117TH CONGRESS
   1ST SESSION
                    S. 1543

                    AN ACT
To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide best
   practices on student suicide awareness and prevention
   training and condition State educational agencies, local
   educational agencies, and tribal educational agencies re-
   ceiving funds under section 520A of such Act to establish
   and implement a school-based student suicide awareness
   and prevention training policy.

2 1 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, 3 SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. 4 This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Suicide Training and 5 Awareness Nationally Delivered for Universal Prevention 6 Act of 2021’’ or the ‘‘STANDUP Act of 2021’’. 7 SEC. 2. STUDENT SUICIDE AWARENESS AND PREVENTION 8 TRAINING. 9 (a) IN GENERAL.—Title V of the Public Health Serv- 10 ice Act is amended by inserting after section 520A of such 11 Act (42 U.S.C. 290bb–32) the following: 12 ‘‘SEC. 520B. STUDENT SUICIDE AWARENESS AND PREVEN- 13 TION TRAINING. 14 ‘‘(a) IN GENERAL.—In awarding funds under section 15 520A, the Secretary shall give priority to applications 16 under such section from a State educational agency, local 17 educational agency, or Tribal educational agency, sub- 18 mitted directly or through a State or Indian Tribe, for 19 funding for activities in secondary schools, where such 20 agency has implemented, or includes in such application 21 a plan to implement, a student suicide awareness and pre- 22 vention training policy, which may include applicable 23 youth suicide early intervention and prevention strategies 24 implemented through section 520E— † S 1543 ES
3 1 ‘‘(1) establishing and implementing a school- 2 based student suicide awareness and prevention 3 training policy in accordance with subsection (c); 4 ‘‘(2) consulting with stakeholders (including 5 principals, teachers, parents, local Tribal officials, 6 and other relevant experts) and, as appropriate, uti- 7 lizing information, models, and other resources made 8 available by the Suicide Prevention Technical Assist- 9 ance Center authorized under section 520C in the 10 development of the policy under paragraph (1); and 11 ‘‘(3) collecting and reporting information in ac- 12 cordance with subsection (d). 13 ‘‘(b) CONSIDERATION.—In giving priority to appli- 14 cants as described in subsection (a), the Secretary shall, 15 as appropriate, take into consideration the incidence and 16 prevalence of suicide in the applicable jurisdiction and the 17 costs of establishing and implementing, as applicable, a 18 school-based student suicide awareness and prevention 19 training policy. 20 ‘‘(c) SCHOOL-BASED STUDENT SUICIDE AWARENESS 21 AND PREVENTION TRAINING POLICY.—A school-based 22 student suicide awareness and prevention training policy 23 implemented pursuant to subsection (a)(1) shall— 24 ‘‘(1) be evidence-based; † S 1543 ES
4 1 ‘‘(2) be culturally- and linguistically-appro- 2 priate; 3 ‘‘(3) provide evidence-based training to students 4 in grades 6 through 12, in coordination with school- 5 based mental health resources, as applicable, regard- 6 ing— 7 ‘‘(A) suicide prevention education and 8 awareness, including associated risk factors; 9 ‘‘(B) methods that students can use to 10 seek help; and 11 ‘‘(C) student resources for suicide aware- 12 ness and prevention; and 13 ‘‘(4) provide for periodic retraining of such stu- 14 dents. 15 ‘‘(d) COLLECTION OF INFORMATION AND REPORT- 16 ING.—Each State educational agency, local educational 17 agency, and Tribal educational agency that receives pri- 18 ority to implement a new training policy pursuant to sub- 19 section (a)(1) shall report to the Secretary the following 20 aggregated information, in a manner that protects per- 21 sonal privacy, consistent with applicable Federal and State 22 privacy laws: 23 ‘‘(1) The number of trainings conducted, in- 24 cluding the number of student trainings conducted, 25 and the training delivery method used. † S 1543 ES
5 1 ‘‘(2) The number of students trained, 2 disaggregated by age and grade level. 3 ‘‘(3) The number of help-seeking reports made 4 by students after implementation of such policy. 5 ‘‘(e) EVIDENCE-BASED PROGRAM AVAILABILITY.— 6 The Secretary shall coordinate with the Secretary of Edu- 7 cation and the Secretary of the Interior to— 8 ‘‘(1) make publicly available the policies estab- 9 lished by State educational agencies, local edu- 10 cational agencies, and Tribal educational agencies 11 pursuant to this section and the training that is 12 available to students and teams pursuant to such 13 policies, in accordance with section 543A; and 14 ‘‘(2) provide technical assistance and dissemi- 15 nate best practices on student suicide awareness and 16 prevention training policies, including through the 17 Suicide Prevention Technical Assistance Center au- 18 thorized under section 520C, as applicable, to State 19 educational agencies, local educational agencies, and 20 Tribal agencies. 21 ‘‘(f) IMPLEMENTATION.—Not later than September 22 30, 2024, the Secretary shall report to the Committee on 23 Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions of the Senate and 24 the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House 25 of Representatives the number of recipients of funds under † S 1543 ES
6 1 section 520A who have implemented training policies de- 2 scribed in subsection (a)(1) and a summary of the infor- 3 mation received under subsection (d). 4 ‘‘(g) DEFINITIONS.—In this section: 5 ‘‘(1) The term ‘evidence-based’ has the meaning 6 given such term in section 8101 of the Elementary 7 and Secondary Education Act of 1965. 8 ‘‘(2) The term ‘local educational agency’ has 9 the meaning given to such term in section 8101 of 10 the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 11 1965. 12 ‘‘(3) The term ‘State educational agency’ has 13 the meaning given to such term in section 8101 of 14 the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 15 1965. 16 ‘‘(4) The term ‘Tribal educational agency’ has 17 the meaning given to the term ‘tribal educational 18 agency’ in section 6132 of the Elementary and Sec- 19 ondary Education Act of 1965.’’. 20 SEC. 3. EFFECTIVE DATE. 21 The amendment made by this Act shall apply only 22 with respect to applications for assistance under section 23 520A of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 290bb– † S 1543 ES
7 1 32) that are submitted after the date of enactment of this 2 Act. Passed the Senate December 14, 2021. Attest: Secretary. † S 1543 ES
117TH CONGRESS 1ST SESSION S. 1543 AN ACT To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide best practices on student suicide awareness and prevention training and condition State edu- cational agencies, local educational agencies, and tribal educational agencies receiving funds under section 520A of such Act to establish and imple- ment a school-based student suicide awareness and prevention training policy.