Monday, July 21, 2008

child support enforcement - medical support - federal regs

SUMMARY: This regulation revises Federal requirements for establishing and enforcing medical support obligations in Child Support Enforcement (CSE) program cases receiving services under title IV–D of the Social Security Act (the Act).

The changes: require that all support orders in the IV–D program address medical support; redefine reasonable-cost health insurance; require health insurance to be accessible, as defined by the State; and make conforming changes to the Federal interstate, substantialcompliance audit, and State selfassessment requirements.

DATES: Effective Date: This regulation is effective July 21, 2008.