42 U.S.C. § 10402 - Definitions

Cite as:42 U.S.C. § 10402
Currency:Current through P.L. 116-158 (08/14/2020)

In this chapter:

(1) Alaska Native

The term "Alaska Native" has the meaning given the term "Native" in section 1602 of title 43.

(2) Dating violence

The term "dating violence" has the meaning given such term in section 12291(a) of this title.

(3) Domestic violence

The term "domestic violence" has the meaning given such term in section 12291(a) of this title.

(4) Family violence

The term "family violence" means any act or threatened act of violence, including any forceful detention of an individual, that-

(A) results or threatens to result in physical injury; and

(B) is committed by a person against another individual (including an elderly individual) to or with whom such person-

(i) is related by blood;

(ii) is or was related by marriage or is or was otherwise legally related; or

(iii) is or was lawfully residing.

(5) Indian; Indian tribe; tribal organization

The terms "Indian", "Indian tribe", and "tribal organization" have the meanings given such terms in section 5304 of title 25.

(6) Native Hawaiian

The term "Native Hawaiian" has the meaning given the term in section 7517 of title 20.

(7) Personally identifying information

The term "personally identifying information" has the meaning given the term in section 12291(a) of this title.

(8) Secretary

The term "Secretary" means the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

(9) Shelter

The term "shelter" means the provision of temporary refuge and supportive services in compliance with applicable State law (including regulation) governing the provision, on a regular basis, of shelter, safe homes, meals, and supportive services to victims of family violence, domestic violence, or dating violence, and their dependents.

(10) State

The term "State" means each of the several States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and, except as otherwise provided, Guam, American Samoa, the United States Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

(11) State Domestic Violence Coalition

The term "State Domestic Violence Coalition" means a statewide nongovernmental nonprofit private domestic violence organization that-

(A) has a membership that includes a majority of the primary-purpose domestic violence service providers in the State;

(B) has board membership that is representative of primary-purpose domestic violence service providers, and which may include representatives of the communities in which the services are being provided in the State;

(C) has as its purpose to provide education, support, and technical assistance to such service providers to enable the providers to establish and maintain shelter and supportive services for victims of domestic violence and their dependents; and

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