2019 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 105 - SCHOOLS
105 ILCS 25/ - Interscholastic Athletic Organization Act.

(105 ILCS 25/0.01) (from Ch. 122, par. 1820)
Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Interscholastic Athletic Organization Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)


(105 ILCS 25/1) (from Ch. 122, par. 1821)
Sec. 1. No membership or other dues or fees shall be paid by the governing body of any public elementary or public secondary school in this State to any association or other entity which has as one of its purposes promoting, sponsoring, regulating or in any manner providing for interscholastic athletics or any form of athletic competition among schools and students within this State if such association or other entity adopts or maintains in effect any bylaw, rule, regulation or policy which designates or requires a member to designate its school principal or any other school administrator as the representative of the member who alone is entitled to cast the vote of the member on any matter coming before such association or entity which is to be determined by a vote of its general membership; provided, that the provisions of this Section shall not apply if the bylaws, rules, regulations or policies of such association or entity, as adopted and applied: (i) authorize the governing board of each secondary school which is a member of the association or entity to appoint, as the allotted representative of such secondary school entitled to cast its vote on any matter coming before the association or entity which is to be determined by a vote of its general membership, any coach, athletic director, teacher, principal or other school administrator employed at the secondary school which the governing body chooses to appoint as such representative, and (ii) provide that if no representative of a member is so appointed by its governing body, that the school principal of the member shall be its representative authorized to cast its vote unless and until the governing body shall otherwise appoint.
(Source: P.A. 85-656.)


(105 ILCS 25/1.5)
Sec. 1.5. Cancer screening. An association or other entity that has as one of its purposes promoting, sponsoring, regulating, or in any manner providing for interscholastic athletics or any form of athletic competition among schools and students within this State shall include a question asking whether a student has a family history of cancer on any pre-participation examination form given to students participating or seeking to participate in interscholastic athletics. The association or entity may require that a testicular examination be conducted as a part of any physical required for a male student's participation in interscholastic athletics.
(Source: P.A. 96-128, eff. 1-1-10; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10.)


(105 ILCS 25/1.10)
Sec. 1.10. CPR training video.
(a) The Illinois High School Association shall post a training video on hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillators on the association's Internet website, but only if it is provided to the association free of charge and is no more than 15 minutes in length.
(b) School districts shall notify parents and staff in newsletters, bulletins, calendars, or other correspondence currently published by the school district of the video posted under subsection (a) of this Section and encourage parents and staff to view it.
(Source: P.A. 98-305, eff. 8-12-13.)


(105 ILCS 25/1.15)
Sec. 1.15. Mandatory online concussion certification.
(a) An association or other entity that has, as one of its purposes, promoting, sponsoring, regulating, or in any manner providing for interscholastic athletics or any form of athletic competition among schools and students within this State shall develop an online certification for high school coaching personnel and athletic directors in concussion awareness and reduction of repetitive sub-concussive hits and concussions. The certification program shall be offered free of charge to member high schools. The program may be offered to non-member schools or athletic organizations for a fee determined by the association.
(b) On and after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly, online concussion certification is mandatory for all high school coaching personnel, including the head and assistant coaches, and the athletic directors. Coaching personnel and athletic directors hired before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly shall be certified within one year after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly. Coaching personnel and athletic directors hired on and after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly must be certified under this Section before the starting date of their position.
(c) The mandatory online certification program content shall be updated annually, include a video, and focus on, but not be limited to, the following topics:
(1) concussion awareness training that includes

general comments about the subject of concussions, concussion recognition, best practices for avoiding concussions, an athlete's removal from a game, and an athlete's return to play; and

(2) repetitive sub-concussive head trauma awareness

training that includes the potential long-term effects of sub-concussive head trauma and techniques to reduce its occurrence during practice and competitions.

(d) To pass the concussion certification required under this Section, coaching personnel and athletic directors shall review the association's online material and demonstrate proficiency on the test developed by the association. The certification shall be renewed every 2 years.
(e) High school coaching personnel and athletic directors shall annually require their student athletes to watch the video in the online concussion certification program under subsection (c) of this Section to increase athlete awareness of the risk of concussions and sub-concussive hits to the head.
(f) High school coaching personnel and athletic directors shall encourage coaches of youth sports organizations to consider this certification.
(Source: P.A. 98-1011, eff. 8-19-14.)


(105 ILCS 25/1.20)
Sec. 1.20. Concussion reporting.
(a) Beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, an association or other entity that has, as one of its purposes, promoting, sponsoring, regulating, or in any manner providing for interscholastic athletics or any form of athletic competition among high schools and high school students within this State shall require all member schools that have certified athletic trainers to complete a monthly report on student-athletes at the member school who have sustained a concussion during a school-sponsored activity overseen by the athletic trainer or when the athletic director is made aware of a concussion sustained by a student during a school-sponsored event. All reporting must be anonymous as it relates to student names.
(b) Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, the association or entity to which this Section applies shall compile the data reported under subsection (a) of this Section during the previous school year into an annual report and submit copies of this report to the General Assembly, as provided in Section 3.1 of the General Assembly Organization Act.
(c) With respect to reporting under this Section, an association or entity to which this Section applies and any member school shall have immunity from any liability, whether civil or criminal or that otherwise might result by reason of such action, except for willful or wanton misconduct. The association or entity has the authority to take action against a member school if the member school fails to complete the required reporting.
(Source: P.A. 99-831, eff. 8-19-16.)


(105 ILCS 25/2)
Sec. 2. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10. Repealed internally, eff. 7-1-11.)


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