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Adoptions: Regulatory Change To Clarify the Application of the Accreditation Requirement and Standards in Cases Covered by the Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act
Interim final rule; request for comments.
CFR Part: "22 CFR Part 96"
RIN Number: "RIN 1400-AD45"
Citation: "79 FR 40629"
Document Number: "Public Notice 8792"
"Rules and Regulations"
SUMMARY: This rule amends the
DATES: The effective date of this interim final rule is
* Mail or Delivery: You may send your paper, disk, or CD-ROM submissions to the following address: Comments on Proposed Rule 22 CFR Part 96,
* All comments should include the commenter's name and the organization the commenter represents (if applicable). If the Department is unable to read your comment for any reason, the Department might not be able to consider your comment. Please be advised that all comments will be considered public comments and might be viewed by other commenters; therefore, do not include any information you would not wish to be made public. After the conclusion of the comment period, the Department will publish a final rule (in which it will address relevant comments) as expeditiously as possible.
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Why is the Department promulgating this rule?
This rule clarifies that under the Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act of 2012 (UAA), signed into law
Title II of the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000 (IAA) (Public Law 106-279) requires that any person providing adoption services in a Convention case be an accredited, approved, or an exempted adoption service provider, and section 404 imposes civil and criminal penalties for violations of the Act. On