§48-18-101. Establishment of the bureau for child support
enforcement; cooperation with the division of human
(a) Effective the first day of July, one thousand nine hundred
ninety-five, there is hereby established in the department of
health and human resources the bureau for child support
enforcement. The bureau is under the immediate supervision of the
commissioner, who is responsible for the exercise of the duties and
powers assigned to the bureau under the provisions of this chapter.
The bureau is designated as the single and separate organizational
unit within this state to administer the state plan for child and
spousal support according to 42 U.S.C. §654(3).
(b) The division of human services shall cooperate with the
bureau for child support enforcement. At a minimum, such
cooperation shall require that the division of human services:
(1) Notify the bureau for child support enforcement when the
division of human services proposes to terminate or provide public
assistance payable to any obligee;
(2) Receive support payments made on behalf of a former or
current recipient to the extent permitted by Title IV-D, Part D of
the Social Security Act; and
(3) Accept the assignment of the right, title or interest in
support payments and forward a copy of the assignment to the bureau
for child support enforcement.