AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DIVISION OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND EARLY EDUCATION AND THE DIVISION OF SOCIAL SERVICES, TO DEVELOP A PLAN REQUIRING A CUSTODIAL PARENT OR OTHER RELATIVE OR PERSON WITH PRIMARY CUSTODY OF A CHILD RECEIVING CHILD CARE SUBSIDY PAYMENTS TO COOPERATE WITH COUNTY CHILD SUPPORT SERVICES PROGRAMS AS A CONDITION OF RECEIVING CHILD CARE SUBSIDY PAYMENTS, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE CHILD SUPPORT SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM EVALUATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.
Provides that the Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE) with the Division of Social Services (DSS) will implement a process to require child care subsidy recipients to participate in and cooperate with county child support services programs as a condition of receiving such child care subsidy payments. Sets out 13 criteria that must be considered by DCDEE and DSS in developing the plan, including the number of child care subsidy cases that would be referred to county child support services programs, any implementation issues related to IV-D child support cases versus non-IV-D child support cases, and the need to update current policies and procedures for child care subsidy payments and child support payments.
Directs the DCDEE and DSS to submit a report on the plan, with any recommendations, to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services and the Fiscal Research Division, no later than February 1, 2016.
Effective July 1, 2015.
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