Administration for Children and Families October 14, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

State Parent Locator Service; Safeguarding Child Support Information
Document Number: 05-20508
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-14
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA) created and expanded State and Federal title IV-D child support enforcement databases and significantly enhanced access to information for title IV-D child support purposes. States are moving toward integrated service delivery and developing enterprise architecture initiatives to link their program databases. This proposed rule is designed to prescribe requirements for: State Parent Locator Service responses to authorized location requests; and State IV-D agency safeguarding of confidential information and authorized disclosures of this information. This proposed rule would restrict the use of confidential data and information to child support purposes, with exceptions for certain disclosures permitted by statute.