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3.3.34 Document Relationships

Discover the nuances of document changes with the following guide about document relationships.

Amended
What it means: One document changed part of another document.
When is it Used:
If the “amended document” is amended, or If only part of the amended document is repealed or created.

Repeal
What it means: One document caused another document to be repealed.
When is it Used: If the amended document is repealed, and will not be replaced with anything else.

Withdrawn
What it means: One document caused another document to be withdrawn.
When is it Used: If the amended document is withdrawn, and will not be replaced with anything else.

Revised
What it means: One document (A) repealed another document (B), and replaced that repealed document (B) with itself (A). Can be thought of as “repealed and replaced”.
When is it Used: If the amending document replaced (has similar content to) the amended document, and also repealed it.

New Version
What it means: One document is a newer version/edition of another document.
When is it Used: If the amended document is an older version/edition and the amending document is a newer version of the same document, or If the relationship between the amending document and the amended document isn’t clear (e.g., the amending document can’t be said to have an effect on the amended document), or If the First Effective Date of the amending document is unavailable or vague.

Superseded
What it means: One document takes the place of another document, making the older document void or otherwise invalid.
When is it Used: If the amending document replaced the amended document, but does not repeal it.