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Final Rule: Standards for Program Operations - Program Automation


Published: August 26, 1998


ISSUED: August 26, 1998

TO: State agencies administering child support enforcement plans under Title IV-D of the Social Security Act and other interested individuals.

SUBJECT: Standards for Program Operations

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 21, 1998

ATTACHMENT: The attached final regulation implements provisions of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA), related to child support enforcement program automation. Under PRWORA, States must have in effect a statewide automated data processing and information retrieval system which by October 1, 1997, meets all the requirements of title IV-D of the Social Security Act enacted on or before the date of enactment of the Family Support Act of 1988, and by October 1, 2000, meets all the title IV-D requirements enacted under PRWORA. The law further provides that the October 1, 2000, deadline for systems enhancements will be delayed if HHS does not issue final regulations by August 22, 1998.

REGULATION REFERENCE: 45 CFR Parts 302, 304 and 307

INQUIRIES TO: OCSE Regional Representatives

David Gray Ross
Office of Child Support Enforcement


Link to Final Regulation Published August 21, 1998

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