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[121 STAT. 1444]
[121 STAT. 1444]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

121 STAT. 1444 42 USC 9852a.

PUBLIC LAW 110–134—DEC. 12, 2007


‘‘(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.’’. SEC. 26. CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD.

The Head Start Act (42 U.S.C. 9831 et seq.), as amended by section 25, is further amended by adding at the end the following: 42 USC 9852b.


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‘‘(a) DEFINITION.—In this section, the term ‘center of excellence’ means a Center of Excellence in Early Childhood designated under subsection (b). ‘‘(b) DESIGNATION AND BONUS GRANTS.—The Secretary shall, subject to the availability of funds under this section, establish a program under which the Secretary shall— ‘‘(1) designate not more than 200 exemplary Head Start agencies (including Early Head Start agencies, Indian Head Start agencies, and migrant and seasonal Head Start agencies) as Centers of Excellence in Early Childhood; and ‘‘(2) make bonus grants to the centers of excellence to carry out the activities described in subsection (d). ‘‘(c) APPLICATION AND DESIGNATION.— ‘‘(1) APPLICATION.— ‘‘(A) NOMINATION AND SUBMISSION.— ‘‘(i) IN GENERAL.—To be eligible to receive a designation as a center of excellence under subsection (b), except as provided in clause (ii), a Head Start agency in a State shall be nominated by the Governor of the State, after selection for nomination by such Governor through a competitive process, and shall submit an application to the Secretary at such time, in such manner, and containing such information as the Secretary may require. ‘‘(ii) INDIAN AND MIGRANT AND SEASONAL HEAD START PROGRAMS.—In the case of an Indian Head Start agency or a migrant or seasonal Head Start agency, to be eligible to receive a designation as a center of excellence under subsection (b), such an agency shall be nominated by the head of the appropriate regional office of the Department of Health and Human Services

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