Title 17. Education

Chapter 2. Teachers and Employees

Part I. General Provisions


17:437.1        Suicide prevention; in-service training; materials and supplies; limitation on liability


A. The State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education shall develop and adopt guidelines for in-service training in suicide prevention as provided for in Subsection B of this Section. The board shall identify suitable materials for use in such training. 


B. The board shall adopt rules to require that all public and approved nonpublic school teachers, school counselors, and principals and, as determined by the board, other school administrators for whom such training is deemed beneficial participate annually in at least two hours of in-service training in suicide prevention. Such rules shall include provisions permitting such training to be provided by self-review of suitable materials. 


C. (1) No person shall have a cause of action for any loss or damage caused by any act or omission resulting from the implementation of the provisions of this Section or resulting from any training, or lack thereof, required by this Section, unless such loss or damage was caused by willful or wanton misconduct. 


(2) The training, or lack thereof, required by the provisions of this Section shall not be construed to impose any specific duty of care. 


D. This Section shall be known and may be cited as the “Jason Flatt Act”. 


Added by Acts 2008, No. 219, § 1, eff. June 16, 2008. Amended by Acts 2017, No. 86, § 1.