SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: The division of child support (DCS) is adopting new and amended sections in chapter 388-14A WAC, intended as technical corrections to the rules adopted under WSR 11-22-116 which took effect on December 3, 2011. Those rules were adopted to implement changes in the federal regulations concerning establishing and enforcing intergovernmental child support obligations.
AMENDED SECTIONS: WAC 388-14A-1020 What definitions apply to
the rules regarding child support enforcement?, 388-14A-1025
What are the responsibilities of the division of child
support?, 388-14A-1030 What kinds of services can the division
of child support provide?, 388-14A-1036 Who can request DCS
locate services?, 388-14A-1050 The division of child support
cooperates with tribes and other states and ((
countries for support enforcement purposes, 388-14A-1055 Can
the division of child support collect support owed or assigned
to another state, tribe or country?, 388-14A-2000 Who can
receive child support enforcement services from the division
of child support?, 388-14A-2010 Can I apply for support
enforcement services if I do not receive public assistance?,
388-14A-2015 Does DCS accept an application from someone who
is not a resident of Washington state?, 388-14A-3350 Are there
any limits on how much back support the division of child
support can seek to establish?, 388-14A-3370 What legal
defenses are available to a noncustodial parent when DCS seeks
to enforce a support obligation?, 388-14A-3800 Once a support
order is entered, can it be changed?, 388-14A-3810 Once an
administrative child support order is entered, how long does
the support obligation last?, 388-14A-3900 Does DCS review my
support order to see if it should be modified?, 388-14A-3901
Under what circumstances does DCS review a support order for
modification?, 388-14A-3925 Who can ask to modify an
administrative support order?, 388-14A-7100 The division of
child support may register an order from a tribe or another
state or country for enforcement or modification, 388-14A-7110
The division of child support may enforce interest on amounts
owed under support orders entered or established in a
jurisdiction other than Washington state, 388-14A-7115 Are
there special rules for a hearing on a notice seeking to
enforce interest on a support order?, 388-14A-7120 When does
DCS update the interest on an intergovernmental case for
enforcement?, 388-14A-7400 What can I do if I want to contest
an (( interstate)) intergovernmental order to withhold income
served on my employer?, 388-14A-7500 What can I do if I am
concerned about the release of my personal information in an
(( interstate)) intergovernmental referral? and 388-14A-8300
Who pays for genetic testing when paternity is an issue?; and
NEW SECTIONS: WAC 388-14A-7600 Does DCS provide the same services
in an intergovernmental case as it provides in a case where
both parties reside in the state of Washington?, 388-14A-7610
The division of child support complies with federal
requirements regarding intergovernmental cases, 388-14A-7620
How does DCS provide information to another jurisdiction in an
intergovernmental case?, 388-14A-7630 What limited services
does DCS provide?, 388-14A-7640 Payment and recovery of costs
in intergovernmental IV-D cases, 388-14A-7650 What kind of
federal audit requirements are there for intergovernmental
cases?, 388-14A-7700 How does the division of child support
(DCS) decide that a new case is an intergovernmental case?,
388-14A-7710 What does the division of child support (DCS) do
when it decides that a case is an intergovernmental case?,
388-14A-7720 What is the division of child support (DCS)
required to do when Washington is the initiating jurisdiction
in an intergovernmental case?, 388-14A-7800 What is the
division of child support (DCS) required to do when Washington
receives a request for intergovernmental child support
services?, 388-14A-7810 What is the division of child support
(DCS) required to do when DCS receives a request for a
determination of controlling order?, and 388-14A-7820 What is
the division of child support (DCS) required to do when DCS
acts as the responding jurisdiction in an intergovernmental
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-14A-1020, 388-14A-1025, 388-14A-1030, 388-14A-1036, 388-14A-1050, 388-14A-1055, 388-14A-2000, 388-14A-2010, 388-14A-2015, 388-14A-3350, 388-14A-3370, 388-14A-3800, 388-14A-3810, 388-14A-3900, 388-14A-3901, 388-14A-3925, 388-14A-7100, 388-14A-7110, 388-14A-7115, 388-14A-7120, 388-14A-7400, 388-14A-7500, and 388-14A-8300.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 26.23.120, 34.05.350 (1)(b), 43.20A.550, 74.04.055, 74.08.090, 74.20.040(9), 74.20A.310.
Other Authority: 45 C.F.R. Parts 301.1, 302.36, 303.7, 303.11, 305.63, and 308.2.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 12-21-026 on October 9, 2012.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 12, Amended 23, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 12, Amended 23, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: December 12, 2012.
Katherine I. Vasquez
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