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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

PUBLIC LAW 98-457—OCT. 9, 1984

98 STAT. 1755

ical treatments for specific conditions, except to the extent that such standards are authorized by other laws. (c) If the provisions of any part of this Act or any amendment made by this Act or the appHcation thereof to any person or circumstances be held invalid, the provisions of the other parts and their application to other persons or circumstances shall not be affected thereby.

Provisions held invalid.


SEC. 128. (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), the provisions of this part or any amendment made by this part shall be effective on the date of the enactment of this Act. (b)(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), the amendments made by sections 122 and 123(b) of this Act shall become effective one year after the date of such enactment. (2) In the event that, prior to such effective date, funds have not been appropriated pursuant to section 5 of the Act (as amended by section 104 of this Act) for the purpose of grants under section 4(c)(1) of the Act (as added by section 123(a) of this Act), any State which has not met any requirement of section 4(b)(2)(K) of the Act (as added by section 122(3) of this Act) may be granted a waiver of such requirements for a period of not more than one year, if the Secretary finds that such State is making a good-faith effort to comply with such requirements. TITLE II—AMENDMENTS TO THE CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT AND ADOPTION REFORM ACT OF 1978 FINDINGS AND DECLARATION OF PURPOSE

SEC. 201. (a) The first sentence of section 201 of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment and Adoption Reform Act of 1978 (42 U.S.C. 5111) (hereinafter in this title referred to as "the Act") is amended— (1) by inserting "the welfare of thousands of children in institutions and foster homes and disabled infants with lifethreatening conditions may be in serious jeopardy and that some such children are in need of placement in permanent, adoptive homes; that" after "finds that"; and (2) by inserting "have medically indicated treatment withheld from them, nor" after "should not". (b) The second sentence of section 201 of the Act is amended— (1) by inserting a comma and "including disabled infants with life-threatening conditions," after "special needs"; and (2) by amending clause (2) to read as follows: "(2) providing a mechanism for the Department of Health and Human Services to— "(A) promote quality standards for adoption services, preplacement, post-placement, and post-legal adoption counseling, and standards to protect the rights of children in need of adoption; "(B) coordinate with other Federal departments and agencies, including the Bureau of the Census, to provide for a national adoption and foster care information data-gathering and analysis system; and

42 USC 5102 note.


Ante, p. 1753. Ante, p. 1752.