110 STAT. 2278 PUBLIC LAW 104-193—AUG. 22, 1996 "(b) REQUIREMENTS. — The study required by subsection (a) shall— "(1) have a longitudinal component; and "(2) yield data reliable at the State level for as many States as the Secretary determines is feasible. "(c) PREFERRED CONTENTS.— In conducting the study required by subsection (a), the Secretary should— "(1) carefully consider selecting the sample from cases of confirmed abuse or neglect; and "(2) follow each case for several years while obtaining information on, among other things— "(A) the type of abuse or neglect involved; "(B) the frequency of contact with State or local agencies; "(C) whether the child involved has been separated from the family, and, if so, under what circumstances; "(D) the number, type, and characteristics of out-of- home placements of the child; and "(E) the average duration of each placement. "(d) REPORTS. — "(1) IN GENERAL.— From time to time, the Secretary shall prepare reports summarizing the results of the study required by subsection (a). "(2) AVAILABILITY.— 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. "(3) AUTHORITY TO CHARGE FEE.— The Secretary may charge and collect a fee for the furnishing of reports under paragraph (2). "(e) APPROPRIATION.—Out of any money in the Treasury of the United States not otherwise appropriated, there are appropriated to the Secretary for each of fiscal years 1996 through 2002 $6,000,000 to carry out this section.". SEC. 504. REDESIGNATION OF SECTION 1123. The Social Security Act is amended by redesignating sec- 42 USC 1320a- tion 1123, the second place it appears (42 U.S.C. 1320a-la), as 2a. section 1123A. SEC. 505. KINSHIP CARE. Section 471(a) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 671(a)) is amended— (1) by striking "and" at the end of paragraph (16); (2) by striking the period at the end of paragraph (17) and inserting "; and"; and (3) by adding at the end the following: "(18) provides that the State shall consider giving pref- erence to an adult relative over a non-related caregiver when determining a placement for a child, provided that the relative caregiver meets all relevant State child protection standards.". Child Care and TITLE VI—CHILD CARE Development Block Grant Amendments of SEC. 601. SHORT TITLE AND REFERENCES. 42^USC 980i (^) SHORT TITLE.— This title may be cited as the "Child Care note. and Development Block Grant Amendments of 1996".