PUBLIC LAW 98-457—OCT. 9, 1984
98 STAT. 1749
Public Law 98-457 98th Congress An Act To extend and improve provisions of laws relating to child abuse and neglect and adoption, and for other purposes.
Oct. 9, 1984 [H.R. 1904]
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. That this Act may be cited as the "Child Abuse Amendments of 1984".
Child Abuse Amendments of 1984. 42 USC 5101
TITLE I—AMENDMENTS TO CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT ACT
PART A—PROGRAM IMPROVEMENTS THE NATIONAL CENTER ON CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT
SEC. 101. (a) Section 2(a) of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (42 U.S.C. 5101(a)) (hereinafter in this title referred to as "the Act") is amended by striking out "Health, Education, and Welfare" and inserting in lieu thereof "Health and Human Services". (b) Clauses (6) and (7) of section 2(b) of the Act are amended to read as follows: "(6) study and investigate the national incidence of child abuse and neglect and make findings about any relationship between nonpayment of child support and between various other factors and child abuse and neglect, and the extent to which incidents of child abuse and neglect are increasing in number and severity, and, within two years after the date of the enactment of the Child Abuse Amendments of 1984, submit such findings to the appropriate 0)mmittees of the Congress together with such recommendations for administrative and legislative changes as are appropriate; and "(7) in consultation with the Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect, annually prepare reports on efforts during the preceding two-year period to bring about coordination of the goals, objectives, and activities of agencies and organizations which have responsibilities for programs and activities related to child abuse and neglect, and, not later than March 1, 1985, and March 1 of each second year thereafter, submit such a report to the appropriate Committees of the Congress.". (c) Section 2(c) of the Act is amended by striking out "The Secretary may c any out his functions under subsection (b) of this section" and inserting in lieu thereof "The functions of the Secretary under subsection (b) of this section may be carried out". (d) Section 2 of the Act is further amended by inserting after subsection (d) the following new subsection: "(e) No funds appropriated under this Act for any grant or contract may be used for any purpose other than that for which such funds were specifically authorized.".