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2.3 CAPTA, Definitions

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12/13/2011 - Current
Question*Definitions are found in sections 106(b)(4), as well as in sections 3 and 111. What is the difference between the definitions found in these sections?
Answer*The differences in the definitions found in these sections is in what they govern. The definitions of "near fatality" and "serious bodily injury" in sections 106 (b)(4) of CAPTA refer to those specific terms as used in subsection (b) of section 106 of CAPTA. For instance, whenever the terms "near fatality" or "serious bodily injury" are used in subsection (b), the definitions found in section 106(b)(4) would apply.

Section 111, on the other hand, provides the broader definitions of "sexual abuse" and "infant or toddler with a disability," which are used for all other purposes of Title I of CAPTA.

The definitions in section 3 provide still broader definitions such as "child abuse and neglect" and "child with a disability," which are used throughout all of CAPTA.

Source/Date*ACYF-NCCAN-PIQ-97-01 (3/4/97); updated 2/3/05; 12/9/11
Legal and Related References*Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), as amended (42 U.S.C. 5101 et seq.) - sections 3, 106(b) and 111

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04/17/2006 - 12/13/2011
QuestionDefinitions are found in sections 106 (b)(4), as well as in sections 111 (2) and (4). What is the difference between the definitions found in these sections?
AnswerThe differences in the definitions found in these two sections is in what they govern. The definitions of "near fatality" and "serious bodily injury" in sections 106 (b)(4) of CAPTA refer to those specific terms as used in subsection (b) of section 106 of CAPTA. For instance, whenever the terms "near fatality" or "serious bodily injury" are used in subsection (b), the definitions found in section 106 (b)(4) would apply.

The definitions in section 111 (2) and (4), on the other hand, provide the minimum standards for the broader definitions of "child abuse and neglect" and "sexual abuse" which are used for all other purposes of Title I.

Source/DateACYF-NCCAN-PIQ-97-01 (3/4/97); updated 2/3/05
Legal and Related References*Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), as amended (42 U.S.C. 5101 et seq.) - sections 106(b) and 111

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04/17/2006 - 04/17/2006
QuestionDefinitions are found in sections 106 (b)(4), as well as in sections 111 (2) and (4). What is the difference between the definitions found in these sections?
AnswerThe differences in the definitions found in these two sections is in what they govern. The definitions of "near fatality" and "serious bodily injury" in sections 106 (b)(4) of CAPTA refer to those specific terms as used in subsection (b) of section 106 of CAPTA. For instance, whenever the terms "near fatality" or "serious bodily injury" are used in subsection (b), the definitions found in section 106 (b)(4) would apply.

The definitions in section 111 (2) and (4), on the other hand, provide the minimum standards for the broader definitions of "child abuse and neglect" and "sexual abuse" which are used for all other purposes of Title I.

Source/Date*ACYF-NCCAN-PIQ-97-01 (3/4/97); updated 2/3/05
Legal and Related ReferencesChild Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), as amended (42 U.S.C. 5101 et seq.) - sections 106 and 111

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02/03/2005 - 04/17/2006
QuestionDefinitions are found in sections 106 (b)(4), as well as in sections 111 (2) and (4). What is the difference between the definitions found in these sections?
AnswerThe differences in the definitions found in these two sections is in what they govern. The definitions of "near fatality" and "serious bodily injury" in sections 106 (b)(4) of CAPTA refer to those specific terms as used in subsection (b) of section 106 of CAPTA. For instance, whenever the terms "near fatality" or "serious bodily injury" are used in subsection (b), the definitions found in section 106 (b)(4) would apply.

The definitions in section 111 (2) and (4), on the other hand, provide the minimum standards for the broader definitions of "child abuse and neglect" and "sexual abuse" which are used for all other purposes of Title I.

Source/Date*ACYF-NCCAN-PIQ-97-01 (3/4/97) (updated 2/3/05)
Legal and Related ReferencesChild Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), as amended (42 U.S.C. 5101 et seq.) - sections 106 and 111

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04/01/2001 - 02/03/2005 (Original Record)
QuestionDefinitions are found in sections 106 (b)(4), as well as in sections 111 (2) and (4). What is the difference between the definitions found in these sections?
AnswerThe differences in the definitions found in these two sections is in what they govern. The definitions of "near fatality" and "serious bodily injury" in sections 106 (b)(4) of CAPTA refer to those specific terms as used in subsection (b) of section 106 of CAPTA. For instance, whenever the terms "near fatality" or "serious bodily injury" are used in subsection (b), the definitions found in section 106 (b)(4) would apply.

The definitions in section 111 (2) and (4), on the other hand, provide the minimum standards for the broader definitions of "child abuse and neglect" and "sexual abuse" which are used for all other purposes of Title I.

Source/DateACYF-NCCAN-PIQ-97-01 (3/4/97)
Legal and Related ReferencesChild Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), as amended (42 U.S.C. 5101 et seq.) - sections 106 and 111

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