May 8, 2007, 12:00 am ET - Amendment SA 987 proposed by Senator Brown for Senator Inhofe.
May 8, 2007, 12:00 am ET - Amendment SA 987 as modified agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
Full Text of this Amendment
At the appropriate place, insert the following:
SEC. __. HEAD START ACT AMENDMENT IMPOSING PARENTAL CONSENT REQUIREMENT FOR NONEMERGENCY INTRUSIVE PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS.
The Head Start Act (42 U.S.C. 9831 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following:
``SEC. 657A. PARENTAL CONSENT REQUIREMENT FOR NONEMERGENCY INTRUSIVE PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS.
``(a) In General.--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.
``(b) 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.''.
(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on May 1, 2007.)