Key Components of the Law:

  • The legislature recommends schools make suicide prevention training available annually to staff; at least 2 hours every 5 years
  • Training is free to staff
  • Training can be provided by:
    • In person
    • Video conferencing
    • Individual program of study
    • On-line
    • Any other method chosen by local school board that is consistent with professional training standards
  • The trustees of a school district shall establish policies, procedures, or plans related to suicide prevention and response
  • No cause of action may be brought for any loss or damage caused by any act or omission resulting from the implementation of the provisions, or resulting from any training, related to this section. Nothing in this section shall be construed to impose specific duty of care

colored map of the US with MT being red showing 29.6% suicide rate

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