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ILLINOIS SEIZURE SMART SCHOOL ACT: Public Act 101-005

Effective July 1, 2020, the Seizure Smart School Act requires all Illinois school personnel to be trained in seizure first aid. It will also require the development of a Seizure Action Plan for students with epilepsy on how to best care for students with the disorder. A student’s parents or guardians will share their healthcare provider’s instructions on managing the student’s epilepsy and include a copy of any prescriptions and how and when to administer those medicines.

These educational programs are designed to provide students and staff with proper information related to seizure recognition and first aid, as well as to alleviate the stigma and misconceptions surrounding epilepsy in the school environment.

There are several ISBE approved ways to complete the state-mandated Seizure First Aid training, please choose what is best for you:

Self-study
Global Compliance Network
Ed Learners Network

 

Please contact Ayesha Akhtar at aakhtar@epilepsychicago.org for more information.

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