36 U.S. Code § 220541. Designation of United States Center for Safe Sport

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(a) In General.—The United States Center for Safe Sport shall—
(1)
serve as the independent national safe sport organization and be recognized worldwide as the independent national safe sport organization for the United States;
(2)
exercise jurisdiction over the corporation, each national governing body, and each paralympic sports organization with regard to safeguarding amateur athletes against abuse, including emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, in sports;
(3)
maintain an office for education and outreach that shall develop training, oversight practices, policies, and procedures to prevent the abuse, including emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, of amateur athletes participating in amateur athletic activities through national governing bodies and paralympic sports organizations;
(4)
maintain an office for response and resolution that shall establish mechanisms that allow for the reporting, investigation, and resolution, pursuant to subsection (c), of alleged sexual abuse in violation of the Center’s policies and procedures; and
(5)
ensure that the mechanisms under paragraph (4) provide fair notice and an opportunity to be heard and protect the privacy and safety of complainants.
(b) Policies and Procedures.—
The policies and procedures developed under subsection (a)(3) shall apply as though they were incorporated in and made a part of section 220524 of this title.
(c) Binding Arbitration.—
(1) In general.—
The Center may, in its discretion, utilize a neutral arbitration body and develop policies and procedures to resolve allegations of sexual abuse within its jurisdiction to determine the opportunity of any amateur athlete, coach, trainer, manager, administrator, or official, who is the subject of such an allegation, to participate in amateur athletic competition.
(2) Preservation of rights.—
Nothing in this section shall be construed as altering, superseding, or otherwise affecting the right of an individual within the Center’s jurisdiction to pursue civil remedies through the courts for personal injuries arising from abuse in violation of the Center’s policies and procedures, nor shall the Center condition the participation of any such individual in a proceeding described in paragraph (1) upon an agreement not to pursue such civil remedies.
(d) Limitation on Liability.—
(1) In general.—
Except as provided in paragraph (2), an applicable entity shall not be liable for damages in any civil action for defamation, libel, slander, or damage to reputation arising out of any action or communication, if the action arises from the execution of the responsibilities or functions described in this section, section 220542, or section 220543.
(2) Exception.—
Paragraph (1) shall not apply in any action in which an applicable entity acted with actual malice, or provided information or took action not pursuant to this section, section 220542, or section 220543.
(3) Definition of applicable entity.—In this subsection, the term “applicable entity” means—
(A)
the Center;
(D)
an amateur sports organization or other person sanctioned by a national governing body under section 220525;
(E)
an amateur sports organization reporting under section 220530;
(F)
any officer, employee, agent, or member of an entity described in subparagraph (A), (B), (C), (D), or (E); and
(G)
any individual participating in a proceeding pursuant to this section.