(a) A school district or regional educational attendance area
shall train each teacher, administrator, counselor, and specialist
on the needs of individual students who have alcohol or drug related
disabilities. The training must utilize the best available educational
technology and include an overview of medical and psychological
characteristics associated with alcohol or drug related disabilities,
family issues, and the specific educational needs of students
with alcohol or drug related disabilities.
(b) A newly hired teacher, administrator, counselor, or specialist
who has not previously received the training required under
of this section shall receive the required training within
45 days after the first day the teacher, administrator, counselor,
or specialist begins to work.
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