42 U.S. Code § 13001a - Definitions
DefinitionsFor purposes of this subchapter—
the term “Administrator” means the agency head designated under section 5611(b) of this title;
the term “applicant” means a child protective service, law enforcement, legal, medical and mental health agency or other agency that responds to child abuse cases;
the term “board” means the Children’s Advocacy Advisory Board established under section 13001b(e) of this title;
the term “census region” means 1 of the 4 census regions (northeast, south, midwest, and west) that are designated as census regions by the Bureau of the Census as of November 4, 1992;
the term “child abuse” means physical or sexual abuse or neglect of a child, including human trafficking and the production of child pornography;
the term “multidisciplinary response to child abuse” means a response to child abuse that is based on mutually agreed upon procedures among the community agencies and professionals involved in the intervention, prevention, prosecution, and investigation systems that best meets the needs of child victims and their nonoffending family members;
the term “nonoffending family member” means a member of the family of a victim of child abuse other than a member who has been convicted or accused of committing an act of child abuse; and
the term “regional children’s advocacy program” means the children’s advocacy program established under section 13001b(a) of this title.
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