2016 US Code
Title 42 - The Public Health and Welfare
Chapter 105 - Community Services Programs
Subchapter II - Head Start Programs
Sec. 9852a - Parental consent requirement for nonemergency intrusive physical examinations

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Citation 42 U.S.C. § 9852a (2016)
Section Name

§9852a. Parental consent requirement for nonemergency intrusive physical examinations

Section Text

(a) Definition

The term "nonemergency intrusive physical examination" means, with respect to a child, a physical examination that—

(1) is not immediately necessary to protect the health or safety of the child involved or the health or safety of another individual; and

(2) requires incision or is otherwise invasive, or involves exposure of private body parts.

(b) Requirement

A Head Start agency shall obtain written parental consent before administration of any nonemergency intrusive physical examination of a child in connection with participation in a program under this subchapter.

(c) Rule of construction

Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit agencies from using established methods, for handling cases of suspected or known child abuse and neglect, that are in compliance with applicable Federal, State, or tribal law.

Source Credit

(Pub. L. 97–35, title VI, §657A, as added Pub. L. 110–134, §25, Dec. 12, 2007, 121 Stat. 1443.)

Editorial Notes

PRIOR PROVISIONS

A prior section 9852a, Pub. L. 97–35, title VI, §657A, as added Pub. L. 103–252, title I, §123, May 18, 1994, 108 Stat. 650, related to consultation with Corporation for National and Community Service, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 105–285, title I, §118, Oct. 27, 1998, 112 Stat. 2727.

Publication Title United States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 4, Title 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
Category Bills and Statutes
Collection United States Code
SuDoc Class Number Y 1.2/5:
Contained Within Title 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
CHAPTER 105 - COMMUNITY SERVICES PROGRAMS
SUBCHAPTER II - HEAD START PROGRAMS
Sec. 9852a - Parental consent requirement for nonemergency intrusive physical examinations
Contains section 9852a
Date 2016
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 6, 2017
Positive Law No
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 108 Stat. 650
112 Stat. 2727
121 Stat. 1443
Public Law References Public Law 97-35, Public Law 103-252, Public Law 105-285, Public Law 110-134
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