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End of Delay of Effective Date for the Final Rule on the National Medical Support Notice

AT-01-05

Published: April 2, 2001
Information About:
Employers, State/Local Child Support Agencies
Topics:
Case Management, Medical Support, Employer Responsibilities, National Medical Support Notice
Types:
Policy, Action Transmittals (AT)

ACTION TRANSMITTAL OCSE-AT-01-05

DATE: April 2, 2001

TO: STATE AGENCIES ADMINISTERING CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT PLANS UNDER TITLE IV-D OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY ACT AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES

SUBJECT: End of delay of effective date for the final rule on the National Medical Support Notice

BACKGROUND: The Federal Register published a notice on January 26, 2001 (66 FR 8074) that delayed the effective date for 60 days, until March 27, 2001, of the final rule for the National Medical Support Notice (NMSN) that was published December 27, 2000 (65 FR 82154). The delay allowed Department officials the opportunity for further review and consideration of new regulations. The delay ended March 27, 2001, and the final rule is effective as of that date.

The final rule implemented provisions of the Child Support Performance and Incentives Act of 1998 (CSPIA), Public Law 105-200. These provisions require State child support enforcement agencies, under title IV-D of the Social Security Act, to enforce the health care coverage provision in a child support order, and to use the NMSN to aid enforcement.

The action transmittal (OCSE-AT-01-02) for the final rule and its attached OCSE and DOL FEDERAL REGISTER texts can be downloaded from the OCSE website at: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/css/resource/final-rule-on-th....

The Department of Labor (DOL) published a similar notice January 26, 2001 (66 FR 8075), of a 60-day delay of the effective date of their final rule also published December 27, 2000 (65 FR 82128). That final rule is also effective as of March 27, 2001.

REGULATION REFERENCE: 45 CFR 303.32 and DOL 29 CFR 2590

EFFECTIVE DATE: The new effective date for the NMSN regulation is March 27, 2001.

INQUIRIES: Regional Administrators

 

Frank Fuentes
Acting Commissioner
Office of Child Support Enforcement