42 U.S. Code § 5117aa–21 - Definitions

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In this subchapter:
(1) Abandoned; abandonment
The terms “abandoned” and “abandonment”, used with respect to infants and young children, mean that the infants and young children are medically cleared for discharge from acute-care hospital settings, but remain hospitalized because of a lack of appropriate out-of-hospital placement alternatives.
(2) Dangerous drug
The term “dangerous drug” means a controlled substance, as defined in section 802 of title 21.
(3) Natural family
The term “natural family” shall be broadly interpreted to include natural parents, grandparents, family members, guardians, children residing in the household, and individuals residing in the household on a continuing basis who are in a care-giving situation, with respect to infants and young children covered under this subchapter.
(4) Secretary
The term “Secretary” means the Secretary of Health and Human Services.


(Pub. L. 100–505, title III, § 301,Oct. 18, 1988, 102 Stat. 2537; Pub. L. 108–36, title III, § 305(a),June 25, 2003, 117 Stat. 824; Pub. L. 111–320, title IV, § 401(c),Dec. 20, 2010, 124 Stat. 3513.)
References in Text

This subchapter, referred to in text, was in the original “this Act”, meaning Pub. L. 100–505, Oct. 18, 1988, 102 Stat. 2533, which is classified generally to this subchapter. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 5101 of this title and Tables.

2010—Pars. (2) to (5). Pub. L. 111–320redesignated pars. (3) to (5) as (2) to (4), respectively, and struck out former par. (2). Prior to amendment, text of par. (2) read as follows: “The term ‘acquired immune deficiency syndrome’ includes infection with the etiologic agent for such syndrome, any condition indicating that an individual is infected with such etiologic agent, and any condition arising from such etiologic agent.”
2003—Pub. L. 108–36amended section generally. Prior to amendment, section defined “acquired immune deficiency syndrome” and “Secretary”.


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