SB 428

Version: Amended+Senate
Author: Sen. Richard Pan (D-CA)



Introduced by Senators Pan and Portantino
(Coauthor: Senator Coauthors: Senators Beall, Rubio, and Wiener)
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Arambula and Eggman Arambula, Eggman, and Nazarian)

February 21, 2019


An act to amend Section 44259 of, and to add Section 49407.5 to, the Education Code, relating to teachers. An act to add Section 49428.5 to the Education Code, relating to pupil health, and making an appropriation therefor.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 428, as amended, Pan. Teachers: Pupil health: school employee training: youth mental health first aid.
Existing law requires the governing board of any school district to give diligent care to the health and physical development of pupils and authorizes the governing board of a school district to employ properly certified persons for the work. Existing law requires a school of a school district or county office of education and a charter school to notify pupils and parents or guardians of pupils no less than twice during the school year on how to initiate access to available pupil mental health services on campus or in the community, or both, as provided.
This bill would require the State Department of Education to identify an evidence-based training program for a local educational agency to use to train classified and certificated school employees having direct contact with pupils on youth mental health first aid, as specified. The bill would appropriate an unspecified sum from the General Fund to the department, for expenditure for the 2019–20 fiscal year to the 2021–22 fiscal year, inclusive, for purposes of these provisions. The bill would define a local educational agency for purposes of these provisions to mean a county office of education, school district, state special school, or charter school that serves pupils in any of grades 7 to 12, inclusive. The bill would require a local educational agency, on or before January 1, 2023, to certify to the department that at least 10% of its classified employees and at least 10% of its certificated employees having direct contact with pupils at each schoolsite, or at least 2 classified employees and at least 2 certificated employees having direct contact with pupils at each schoolsite, whichever is greater, have received the youth mental health first aid training identified by the department. By imposing additional duties on local educational agencies, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.
Funds appropriated by this bill would be applied toward the minimum funding requirements for school districts and community college districts imposed by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution.

Existing law requires the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to, among other duties, establish standards for the issuance and renewal of credentials, certificates, and permits. Existing law prescribes the minimum requirements for a clear multiple or single subject teaching credential, including, among other things, the completion of a beginning teacher induction program.

This bill would require an applicant for a clear multiple or single subject teaching credential to complete a course in youth mental health first aid. The bill would authorize a teacher to provide youth mental health first aid to pupils, and would prohibit a teacher who provides youth mental health first aid from being held liable for any civil damages as a result of providing it.

Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NOYES   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NOYES  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 49428.5 is added to the Education Code, to read:

49428.5.
 (a) The department shall identify an evidence-based training program for a local educational agency to use to train classified and certificated school employees having direct contact with pupils in youth mental health first aid.
(b) In identifying an evidence-based training program pursuant to subdivision (a), the department shall ensure that the training program meets all of the following requirements:
(1) Is a peer-reviewed evidence-based training program.
(2) Provides instruction on recognizing the signs and symptoms of mental illness and substance use disorders, including common psychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major clinical depression, and anxiety disorders, and common substance use disorders such as opioid and alcohol abuse.
(3) Provides instruction on how school staff can best provide referrals to mental health services, substance use disorder services, or other support to individuals in the early stages of developing a mental illness or substance use disorder.
(4) Ensures the safe deescalation of crisis situations involving individuals with a mental illness.
(5) Is capable of assessing trainee knowledge before and after training is provided in order to measure training outcomes.
(6) Is administered by a nationally recognized nonprofit training authority in mental illness and substance use disorders.
(7) (A) Includes in-person training with certified instructors who can recommend resources available in the community for individuals with a mental illness or substance use disorder.
(B) For purposes of this paragraph, "certified instructors" means individuals who obtain or have obtained a certification to provide the selected training in mental illness and substance use disorders by a nationally recognized authority in behavioral health training programs.
(c) (1) The sum of ____ ($____) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the department, for expenditure for the 2019–20 fiscal year to the 2021–22 fiscal year, inclusive, for purposes of this section.
(2) For purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, the appropriations made in paragraph (1) shall be deemed to be "General Fund revenues appropriated for school districts," as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 41202, for the 2019–20 fiscal year, and included within the "total allocations to school districts and community college districts from General Fund proceeds of taxes appropriated pursuant to Article XIII B," as defined in subdivision (e) of Section 41202, for the 2019–20 fiscal year.
(d) On or before January 1, 2023, a local educational agency shall certify to the department that at least 10 percent of its classified employees and at least 10 percent of its certificated employees having direct contact with pupils at each schoolsite, or at least two classified and at least two certificated employees having direct contact with pupils at each schoolsite, whichever is greater, have received the youth mental health first aid training identified pursuant to subdivision (a).
(e) For purposes of this section, "local educational agency" means a county office of education, school district, state special school, or charter school that serves pupils in any of grades 7 to 12, inclusive.

SEC. 2.

 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
SECTION 1.Section 44259 of the Education Code is amended to read:
44259.

(a)Except as provided in subparagraphs (A) and (C) of paragraph (3) of subdivision (b), each program of professional preparation for multiple or single subject teaching credentials shall not include more than two years of full-time study of professional preparation.

(b)The minimum requirements for the preliminary multiple or single subject teaching credential are all of the following:

(1)A baccalaureate degree or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution of postsecondary education. Except as provided in subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 44225 and subdivision (c) of Section 44227, the baccalaureate degree shall not be in professional education. The commission shall encourage accredited institutions to offer undergraduate minors in education and special education to students who intend to become single subject credentialed teachers.

(2)Passage of the state basic skills proficiency test that is developed and administered by the commission pursuant to Section 44252.5.

(3)Satisfactory completion of a program of professional preparation that has been accredited by the Committee on Accreditation on the basis of standards of program quality and effectiveness that have been adopted by the commission. In accordance with the commission's assessment and performance standards, each program shall include a teaching performance assessment as set forth in Section 44320.2 that is aligned with the California Standards for the Teaching Profession. The commission shall ensure that each candidate recommended for a credential or certificate has demonstrated satisfactory ability to assist pupils to meet or exceed academic content and performance standards for pupils adopted by the state board pursuant to Section 60605. Programs that meet this requirement for professional preparation shall include any of the following:

(A)Integrated programs of subject matter preparation and professional preparation pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 44259.1.

(B)Postbaccalaureate programs of professional preparation, pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 44259.1.

(C)Internship programs of professional preparation, pursuant to Section 44321, Article 7.5 (commencing with Section 44325), Article 11 (commencing with Section 44380), and Article 3 (commencing with Section 44450) of Chapter 3.

(D)Degree programs offered pursuant to Article 5 (commencing with Section 78060) of Chapter 1 of Part 48 of Division 7 of Title 3.

(4)Study of alternative methods of developing English language skills, including the study of reading as described in subparagraphs (A) and (B), among all pupils, including those for whom English is a second language, in accordance with the commission's standards of program quality and effectiveness. The study of reading shall meet the following requirements:

(A)Commencing January 1, 1997, satisfactory completion of comprehensive reading instruction that is research based and includes all of the following:

(i)The study of organized, systematic, explicit skills including phonemic awareness, direct, systematic, explicit phonics, and decoding skills.

(ii)A strong literature, language, and comprehension component with a balance of oral and written language.

(iii)Ongoing diagnostic techniques that inform teaching and assessment.

(iv)Early intervention techniques.

(v)Guided practice in a clinical setting.

(B)For purposes of this section, "direct, systematic, explicit phonics" means phonemic awareness, spelling patterns, the direct instruction of sound/symbol codes and practice in connected text, and the relationship of direct, systematic, explicit phonics to the components set forth in clauses (i) to (v), inclusive, of subparagraph (A).

A program for the multiple subjects credential also shall include the study of integrated methods of teaching language arts.

(5)Completion of a subject matter program that has been approved by the commission on the basis of standards of program quality and effectiveness pursuant to Article 6 (commencing with Section 44310) or passage of a subject matter examination pursuant to Article 5 (commencing with Section 44280). The commission shall ensure that subject matter standards and examinations are aligned with the academic content and performance standards for pupils adopted by the state board pursuant to Section 60605.

(6)Demonstration of a knowledge of the principles and provisions of the Constitution of the United States pursuant to Section 44335.

(7)Commencing January 1, 2000, demonstration, in accordance with the commission's standards of program quality and effectiveness, of basic competency in the use of computers in the classroom as determined by one of the following:

(A)Successful completion of a commission-approved program or course.

(B)Successful passage of an assessment that is developed, approved, and administered by the commission.

(c)The minimum requirements for the clear multiple or single subject teaching credential shall include all of the following requirements:

(1)Possession of a valid preliminary teaching credential, as prescribed in subdivision (b), possession of a valid equivalent credential or certificate, or completion of equivalent requirements as determined by the commission.

(2)Except as provided in paragraph (3), completion of a program of beginning teacher induction, including one of the following:

(A)A program of beginning teacher support and assessment approved by the commission and the Superintendent pursuant to Section 44279.1, a provision of the Marian Bergeson Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment System.

(B)An alternative program of beginning teacher induction that is provided by one or more local educational agencies and has been approved by the commission and the Superintendent on the basis of initial review and periodic evaluations of the program in relation to appropriate standards of credential program quality and effectiveness that have been adopted by the commission, the Superintendent, and the state board pursuant to this subdivision. The standards for alternative programs shall encourage innovation and experimentation in the continuous preparation and induction of beginning teachers. An alternative program of beginning teacher induction that has met state standards pursuant to this subdivision may apply for state funding pursuant to Sections 44279.1 and 44279.2.

(C)An alternative program of beginning teacher induction that is sponsored by a regionally accredited college or university, in cooperation with one or more local school districts, that addresses the individual professional needs of beginning teachers and meets the commission's standards of induction. The commission shall ensure that preparation and induction programs that qualify candidates for professional credentials extend and refine each beginning teacher's professional skills in relation to the California Standards for the Teaching Profession and the academic content and performance standards for pupils adopted by the state board pursuant to Section 60605.

(3)(A)If a candidate satisfies the requirements of subdivision (b), including completion of an accredited internship program of professional preparation, and if that internship program fulfills induction standards and is approved as set forth in this subdivision, the commission shall determine that the candidate has fulfilled the requirements of paragraph (2).

(B)If an approved induction program is verified as unavailable to a beginning teacher, the commission shall accept completion of an approved clear credential program after completion of a baccalaureate degree at a regionally accredited institution as fulfilling the requirements of paragraph (2). The commission shall adopt regulations to implement this subparagraph.

(4)Experience that includes the application of knowledge and skills previously acquired in a preliminary credential program, in accordance with commission standards, that addresses the following:

(A)Health education, including study of nutrition, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and the physiological and sociological effects of abuse of alcohol, narcotics, and drugs and the use of tobacco. Training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation shall also meet the standards established by the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross.

(B)Field experience in methods of delivering appropriate educational services to pupils with exceptional needs in regular education programs.

(C)Advanced computer-based technology, including the uses of technology in educational settings.

(5)Completion of a course in youth mental health first aid.

(d)The commission shall develop and implement standards of program quality and effectiveness that provide for the areas of application listed in subparagraphs (A) to (C), inclusive, of paragraph (4) of subdivision (c), starting in professional preparation and continuing through induction.

(e)A credential that was issued before January 1, 1993, shall remain in force as long as it is valid under the laws and regulations that were in effect on the date it was issued. The commission shall not, by regulation, invalidate an otherwise valid credential, unless it issuesrson enrolled in a program of professional preparation for a multiple or single subject teaching credential as of January 1, 1997, who subsequently completes that program. It is the intent of the Legislature that the requirements of subparagraphs (A) and (B) of paragraph (4) of subdivision (b) be applied only to persons who enter a program of professional preparation on or after January 1, 1997.

SEC. 2.Section 49407.5 is added to the Education Code, to read:
49407.5.

(a)A teacher may provide youth mental health first aid to pupils.

(b)A teacher shall not be held liable for any civil damages as a result of any act or omission by the teacher in providing youth mental health first aid to pupils.

SB 428

Version: Amended+Senate
Author: Sen. Richard Pan (D-CA)



Introduced by Senators Pan and Portantino
(Coauthor: Senator Coauthors: Senators Beall, Rubio, and Wiener)
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Arambula and Eggman Arambula, Eggman, and Nazarian)

February 21, 2019


An act to amend Section 44259 of, and to add Section 49407.5 to, the Education Code, relating to teachers. An act to add Section 49428.5 to the Education Code, relating to pupil health, and making an appropriation therefor.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 428, as amended, Pan. Teachers: Pupil health: school employee training: youth mental health first aid.
Existing law requires the governing board of any school district to give diligent care to the health and physical development of pupils and authorizes the governing board of a school district to employ properly certified persons for the work. Existing law requires a school of a school district or county office of education and a charter school to notify pupils and parents or guardians of pupils no less than twice during the school year on how to initiate access to available pupil mental health services on campus or in the community, or both, as provided.
This bill would require the State Department of Education to identify an evidence-based training program for a local educational agency to use to train classified and certificated school employees having direct contact with pupils on youth mental health first aid, as specified. The bill would appropriate an unspecified sum from the General Fund to the department, for expenditure for the 2019–20 fiscal year to the 2021–22 fiscal year, inclusive, for purposes of these provisions. The bill would define a local educational agency for purposes of these provisions to mean a county office of education, school district, state special school, or charter school that serves pupils in any of grades 7 to 12, inclusive. The bill would require a local educational agency, on or before January 1, 2023, to certify to the department that at least 10% of its classified employees and at least 10% of its certificated employees having direct contact with pupils at each schoolsite, or at least 2 classified employees and at least 2 certificated employees having direct contact with pupils at each schoolsite, whichever is greater, have received the youth mental health first aid training identified by the department. By imposing additional duties on local educational agencies, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.
Funds appropriated by this bill would be applied toward the minimum funding requirements for school districts and community college districts imposed by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution.

Existing law requires the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to, among other duties, establish standards for the issuance and renewal of credentials, certificates, and permits. Existing law prescribes the minimum requirements for a clear multiple or single subject teaching credential, including, among other things, the completion of a beginning teacher induction program.

This bill would require an applicant for a clear multiple or single subject teaching credential to complete a course in youth mental health first aid. The bill would authorize a teacher to provide youth mental health first aid to pupils, and would prohibit a teacher who provides youth mental health first aid from being held liable for any civil damages as a result of providing it.

Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NOYES   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NOYES  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 49428.5 is added to the Education Code, to read:

49428.5.
 (a) The department shall identify an evidence-based training program for a local educational agency to use to train classified and certificated school employees having direct contact with pupils in youth mental health first aid.
(b) In identifying an evidence-based training program pursuant to subdivision (a), the department shall ensure that the training program meets all of the following requirements:
(1) Is a peer-reviewed evidence-based training program.
(2) Provides instruction on recognizing the signs and symptoms of mental illness and substance use disorders, including common psychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major clinical depression, and anxiety disorders, and common substance use disorders such as opioid and alcohol abuse.
(3) Provides instruction on how school staff can best provide referrals to mental health services, substance use disorder services, or other support to individuals in the early stages of developing a mental illness or substance use disorder.
(4) Ensures the safe deescalation of crisis situations involving individuals with a mental illness.
(5) Is capable of assessing trainee knowledge before and after training is provided in order to measure training outcomes.
(6) Is administered by a nationally recognized nonprofit training authority in mental illness and substance use disorders.
(7) (A) Includes in-person training with certified instructors who can recommend resources available in the community for individuals with a mental illness or substance use disorder.
(B) For purposes of this paragraph, "certified instructors" means individuals who obtain or have obtained a certification to provide the selected training in mental illness and substance use disorders by a nationally recognized authority in behavioral health training programs.
(c) (1) The sum of ____ ($____) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the department, for expenditure for the 2019–20 fiscal year to the 2021–22 fiscal year, inclusive, for purposes of this section.
(2) For purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, the appropriations made in paragraph (1) shall be deemed to be "General Fund revenues appropriated for school districts," as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 41202, for the 2019–20 fiscal year, and included within the "total allocations to school districts and community college districts from General Fund proceeds of taxes appropriated pursuant to Article XIII B," as defined in subdivision (e) of Section 41202, for the 2019–20 fiscal year.
(d) On or before January 1, 2023, a local educational agency shall certify to the department that at least 10 percent of its classified employees and at least 10 percent of its certificated employees having direct contact with pupils at each schoolsite, or at least two classified and at least two certificated employees having direct contact with pupils at each schoolsite, whichever is greater, have received the youth mental health first aid training identified pursuant to subdivision (a).
(e) For purposes of this section, "local educational agency" means a county office of education, school district, state special school, or charter school that serves pupils in any of grades 7 to 12, inclusive.

SEC. 2.

 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
SECTION 1.Section 44259 of the Education Code is amended to read:
44259.

(a)Except as provided in subparagraphs (A) and (C) of paragraph (3) of subdivision (b), each program of professional preparation for multiple or single subject teaching credentials shall not include more than two years of full-time study of professional preparation.

(b)The minimum requirements for the preliminary multiple or single subject teaching credential are all of the following:

(1)A baccalaureate degree or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution of postsecondary education. Except as provided in subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 44225 and subdivision (c) of Section 44227, the baccalaureate degree shall not be in professional education. The commission shall encourage accredited institutions to offer undergraduate minors in education and special education to students who intend to become single subject credentialed teachers.

(2)Passage of the state basic skills proficiency test that is developed and administered by the commission pursuant to Section 44252.5.

(3)Satisfactory completion of a program of professional preparation that has been accredited by the Committee on Accreditation on the basis of standards of program quality and effectiveness that have been adopted by the commission. In accordance with the commission's assessment and performance standards, each program shall include a teaching performance assessment as set forth in Section 44320.2 that is aligned with the California Standards for the Teaching Profession. The commission shall ensure that each candidate recommended for a credential or certificate has demonstrated satisfactory ability to assist pupils to meet or exceed academic content and performance standards for pupils adopted by the state board pursuant to Section 60605. Programs that meet this requirement for professional preparation shall include any of the following:

(A)Integrated programs of subject matter preparation and professional preparation pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 44259.1.

(B)Postbaccalaureate programs of professional preparation, pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 44259.1.

(C)Internship programs of professional preparation, pursuant to Section 44321, Article 7.5 (commencing with Section 44325), Article 11 (commencing with Section 44380), and Article 3 (commencing with Section 44450) of Chapter 3.

(D)Degree programs offered pursuant to Article 5 (commencing with Section 78060) of Chapter 1 of Part 48 of Division 7 of Title 3.

(4)Study of alternative methods of developing English language skills, including the study of reading as described in subparagraphs (A) and (B), among all pupils, including those for whom English is a second language, in accordance with the commission's standards of program quality and effectiveness. The study of reading shall meet the following requirements:

(A)Commencing January 1, 1997, satisfactory completion of comprehensive reading instruction that is research based and includes all of the following:

(i)The study of organized, systematic, explicit skills including phonemic awareness, direct, systematic, explicit phonics, and decoding skills.

(ii)A strong literature, language, and comprehension component with a balance of oral and written language.

(iii)Ongoing diagnostic techniques that inform teaching and assessment.

(iv)Early intervention techniques.

(v)Guided practice in a clinical setting.

(B)For purposes of this section, "direct, systematic, explicit phonics" means phonemic awareness, spelling patterns, the direct instruction of sound/symbol codes and practice in connected text, and the relationship of direct, systematic, explicit phonics to the components set forth in clauses (i) to (v), inclusive, of subparagraph (A).

A program for the multiple subjects credential also shall include the study of integrated methods of teaching language arts.

(5)Completion of a subject matter program that has been approved by the commission on the basis of standards of program quality and effectiveness pursuant to Article 6 (commencing with Section 44310) or passage of a subject matter examination pursuant to Article 5 (commencing with Section 44280). The commission shall ensure that subject matter standards and examinations are aligned with the academic content and performance standards for pupils adopted by the state board pursuant to Section 60605.

(6)Demonstration of a knowledge of the principles and provisions of the Constitution of the United States pursuant to Section 44335.

(7)Commencing January 1, 2000, demonstration, in accordance with the commission's standards of program quality and effectiveness, of basic competency in the use of computers in the classroom as determined by one of the following:

(A)Successful completion of a commission-approved program or course.

(B)Successful passage of an assessment that is developed, approved, and administered by the commission.

(c)The minimum requirements for the clear multiple or single subject teaching credential shall include all of the following requirements:

(1)Possession of a valid preliminary teaching credential, as prescribed in subdivision (b), possession of a valid equivalent credential or certificate, or completion of equivalent requirements as determined by the commission.

(2)Except as provided in paragraph (3), completion of a program of beginning teacher induction, including one of the following:

(A)A program of beginning teacher support and assessment approved by the commission and the Superintendent pursuant to Section 44279.1, a provision of the Marian Bergeson Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment System.

(B)An alternative program of beginning teacher induction that is provided by one or more local educational agencies and has been approved by the commission and the Superintendent on the basis of initial review and periodic evaluations of the program in relation to appropriate standards of credential program quality and effectiveness that have been adopted by the commission, the Superintendent, and the state board pursuant to this subdivision. The standards for alternative programs shall encourage innovation and experimentation in the continuous preparation and induction of beginning teachers. An alternative program of beginning teacher induction that has met state standards pursuant to this subdivision may apply for state funding pursuant to Sections 44279.1 and 44279.2.

(C)An alternative program of beginning teacher induction that is sponsored by a regionally accredited college or university, in cooperation with one or more local school districts, that addresses the individual professional needs of beginning teachers and meets the commission's standards of induction. The commission shall ensure that preparation and induction programs that qualify candidates for professional credentials extend and refine each beginning teacher's professional skills in relation to the California Standards for the Teaching Profession and the academic content and performance standards for pupils adopted by the state board pursuant to Section 60605.

(3)(A)If a candidate satisfies the requirements of subdivision (b), including completion of an accredited internship program of professional preparation, and if that internship program fulfills induction standards and is approved as set forth in this subdivision, the commission shall determine that the candidate has fulfilled the requirements of paragraph (2).

(B)If an approved induction program is verified as unavailable to a beginning teacher, the commission shall accept completion of an approved clear credential program after completion of a baccalaureate degree at a regionally accredited institution as fulfilling the requirements of paragraph (2). The commission shall adopt regulations to implement this subparagraph.

(4)Experience that includes the application of knowledge and skills previously acquired in a preliminary credential program, in accordance with commission standards, that addresses the following:

(A)Health education, including study of nutrition, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and the physiological and sociological effects of abuse of alcohol, narcotics, and drugs and the use of tobacco. Training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation shall also meet the standards established by the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross.

(B)Field experience in methods of delivering appropriate educational services to pupils with exceptional needs in regular education programs.

(C)Advanced computer-based technology, including the uses of technology in educational settings.

(5)Completion of a course in youth mental health first aid.

(d)The commission shall develop and implement standards of program quality and effectiveness that provide for the areas of application listed in subparagraphs (A) to (C), inclusive, of paragraph (4) of subdivision (c), starting in professional preparation and continuing through induction.

(e)A credential that was issued before January 1, 1993, shall remain in force as long as it is valid under the laws and regulations that were in effect on the date it was issued. The commission shall not, by regulation, invalidate an otherwise valid credential, unless it issuesrson enrolled in a program of professional preparation for a multiple or single subject teaching credential as of January 1, 1997, who subsequently completes that program. It is the intent of the Legislature that the requirements of subparagraphs (A) and (B) of paragraph (4) of subdivision (b) be applied only to persons who enter a program of professional preparation on or after January 1, 1997.

SEC. 2.Section 49407.5 is added to the Education Code, to read:
49407.5.

(a)A teacher may provide youth mental health first aid to pupils.

(b)A teacher shall not be held liable for any civil damages as a result of any act or omission by the teacher in providing youth mental health first aid to pupils.