42 U.S. Code § 628b - National random sample study of child welfare
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(a) In general
The Secretary shall conduct (directly, or by grant, contract, or interagency agreement) a national study based on random samples of children who are at risk of child abuse or neglect, or are determined by States to have been abused or neglected.
The study required by subsection (a) of this section shall—
(c) Preferred contents
In conducting the study required by subsection (a) of this section, the Secretary should—
(2) follow each case for several years while obtaining information on, among other things—
(C) whether the child involved has been separated from the family, and, if so, under what circumstances;
(1) In general
From time to time, the Secretary shall prepare reports summarizing the results of the study required by subsection (a) of this section.
The Secretary shall make available to the public any report prepared under paragraph (1), in writing or in the form of an electronic data tape.
Source(Aug. 14, 1935, ch. 531, title IV, § 429, formerly § 429A, as added Pub. L. 104–193, title V, § 503,Aug. 22, 1996, 110 Stat. 2277; amended Pub. L. 105–33, title V, §§ 5591(a), 5592 (a)(1)(C),Aug. 5, 1997, 111 Stat. 643, 644; renumbered § 429,Pub. L. 109–288, § 6(f)(3),Sept. 28, 2006, 120 Stat. 1247.)
A prior section 429 of act Aug. 14, 1935, was renumbered section 426 (c) and is classified to section 626 (c) of this title.
1997—Pub. L. 105–33, § 5592(a)(1)(C), transferred section in original to end of this subpart.
Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 105–33, § 5591(a), inserted “(directly, or by grant, contract, or interagency agreement)” after “conduct”.
Effective Date of 1997 Amendment