The department of job and family services may enter into an agreement with a foreign country for the establishment of and enforcement of support orders issued under the laws of that country if that country, as part of the agreement, agrees to enforce support orders issued under the laws of this state. The department must provide services under the program of support enforcement established pursuant to this section to a foreign country with which the department has an agreement under this section and to a foreign country declared to be a foreign reciprocating country under Title IV-D of the "Social Security Act," 88 Stat. 2351 (1975), 42 U.S.C. 651 et seq., as amended, that requests the services. The department shall provide the services without imposing an application fee or any other cost on the foreign country or the obligee requesting the services. The department may impose the application fee or other costs on the obligor under the support order. The director of job and family services shall adopt rules pursuant to Chapter 119. of the Revised Code governing the procedure for entering into a contract pursuant to this section, the provisions of the contract, and the provision of support enforcement services, which rules shall be consistent with Title IV-D of the "Social Security Act," 88 Stat. 2351 (1975), 42 U.S.C. 651 et seq., as amended, and regulations adopted under the act.
Effective Date: 03-22-2001