5101:12-1-10 Support enforcement program services.

(A) The following definitions apply to the rules contained in division 5101:12 of the Administrative Code:

(1) "Case" refers to a matter involving the individual who is or may become obligated by a support order and the beneficiary of that support order.

(a) "IV-D case" means a case that has been approved for IV-D services by a child support enforcement agency (CSEA) in accordance with rule 5101:12-10-01.1 of the Administrative Code.

(b) "Non-IV-D case" means a case that receives support enforcement program services but has not been approved for IV-D services or IV-D services have been terminated.

(2) "Support order" means:

(a) Pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 653(p) (12/8/2004), and as used in Title IV-D of the Social Security Act, a judgment, decree, or order, whether temporary, final, or subject to modification, issued by a court or an administrative agency of competent jurisdiction, for the support and maintenance of a child, including a child who has attained the age of majority under the law of the issuing state, or of the parent with whom the child is living, that provides for monetary support, health care, arrearages, or reimbursement, and that may include related costs and fees, interest and penalties, income withholding, attorneys' fees, and other relief; and

(b) In accordance with division (B)(5) of section 3119.01 of the Revised Code and as used in Chapters 3119., 3121., 3123., and 3125. of the Revised Code, either an administrative child support order or a court support order.

(i) Pursuant to division (B)(1) of section 3119.01 of the Revised Code, "administrative child support order" means any order issued by a child support enforcement agency for the support of a child pursuant to section 3109.19 or 3111.81 of the Revised Code or former section 3111.211 of the Revised Code, section 3111.21 of the Revised Code as that section existed prior to January 1, 1998, or section 3111.20 or 3111.22 of the Revised Code as those sections existed prior to March 22, 2001.

(ii) In accordance with division (C)(3) of section 3119.01 of the Revised Code, "court support order" means either a court child support order or an order for the support of a spouse or former spouse issued pursuant to Chapter 3115. of the Revised Code, section 3105.18 , 3105.65 , or 3113.31 of the Revised Code, or division (B) of former section 3113.21 of the Revised Code.

(B) In accordance with section 3125.11 of the Revised Code, the CSEA shall perform all administrative duties related to any IV-D or non-IV-D case for which it has administrative responsibility to provide support enforcement program services. In accordance with section 3125.13 of the Revised Code, the CSEA may contract with public agencies and private vendors for assistance in establishing paternity or support obligations or for the performance of other administrative duties of the CSEA.

(C) The CSEA shall provide support enforcement program services to both IV-D cases and non-IV-D cases. Support enforcement program services include:

(1) Location services as described in Chapter 5101:12-20 of the Administrative Code;

(2) Establishment of parentage as described in Chapters 5101:12-40 and 5101:12-70 of the Administrative Code;

(3) Establishment and modification of child support orders and medical support orders as described in Chapters 5101:12-45, 5101:12-60, and 5101:12-70 of the Administrative Code;

(4) Enforcement of support orders as described in Chapters 5101:12-50 and 5101:12-70 of the Administrative Code;

(5) Collection of support obligations as described in Chapter 5101:12-80 of the Administrative Code; and

(6) Any other actions appropriate to child support enforcement.

Effective: 03/01/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/28/2011 and 12/01/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3125.25
Rule Amplifies: 3105.21 , 3109.05 , 3111.13 , 3113.04 , 3113.07 , 3119.65 , 3119.70
Prior Effective Dates: 8/1/82, 11/11/82, 7/1/83, 1/1/84, 12/1/87, 7/15/88, 6/2/89, 9/1/89, 10/1/90, 4/1/92, 8/1/92, 7/1/96, 2/22/02, 7/1/02, 6/15/06