NPRM: Safeguarding Child Support Information
DATE:June 10, 2010
TO: State and Tribal Programs under Title IV-D of the Social Security Act and Other Interested Individuals
SUBJECT: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM): Safeguarding Child Support Information
SUMMARY: The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA) created and expanded state and federal child support enforcement databases under title IV—D of the Social Security Act and significantly enhanced access to information for title IV—D child support purposes. States are moving toward more integrated service delivery to better serve the families and further the mission of the child support program, while protecting confidential data. This NPRM proposes requirements for: State Parent Locator Service responses to authorized location requests; and state child support program safeguards for confidential information and authorized disclosures of this information. This proposed rule would revise certain aspects of the State Parent Locator Service; Safeguarding Child Support Information Final Rule published on September 26, 2008 and effective December 30, 2010. This NPRM will prohibit disclosure of confidential and personally identifiable information to private child support collection agencies and expand disclosure to child welfare programs and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
Consideration will be given to comments received on or before August 6, 2010.
Office of Child Support Enforcement
cc: ACF/OCSE Regional Program Managers