Oregon Oregon Department of Education

Rule Rule 581-022-2510
Suicide Prevention Plan

(1) For purposes of this rule, “behavioral health crisis” means a disruption in an individual’s mental or emotional stability or functioning resulting in an urgent need for immediate treatment to prevent a serious deterioration in the individual’s mental or physical health.
(2) Each district school board shall adopt a policy requiring plan on student suicide prevention for students in kindergarten through grade 12.
(3) A plan required under this rule must include:
(a) All requirements set out in ORS 339.343 (Comprehensive district plans on student suicide prevention);
(b) Supports that are culturally and linguistically responsive to the needs of students who are at higher risk of suicide and suicide ideation, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and other minority gender identity and sexual orientation, Native American, Black, Latinx, and Asian students;
(c) Procedures for reentry into the school environment following a hospitalization or behavioral health crisis; and
(d) A process for designating staff to be trained in an evidence based suicide prevention program. The Department of Education will provide a list of available programs.

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