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R527. Human Services, Recovery Services.

Rule R527-39. Applicant/Recipient Cooperation.

As in effect on August 1, 2019

Table of Contents

R527-39-1. Authority and Purpose.

1. The Department of Human Services is authorized to create rules necessary for the provision of social services by Section 62A-1-111 and 62A-11-107.

2. The purpose of this rule is to define the terminology related to client cooperation as required for eligibility for IV-A or Medicaid assistance, to identify the cooperation requirements, and to describe the review process available to a client if the client disagrees with the office's assessment that the client is or is not cooperating as required.

R527-39-2. Definitions.

1. IV-A recipient means any individual who has been determined eligible for financial assistance under title IV-A of the Social Security Act.

2. Non-IV-A Medicaid recipient means any individual who has been determined eligible for or is receiving Medicaid under title XIX of the Social Security Act but has not been determined eligible for, or is not receiving, financial assistance under title IV-A of the Social Security Act.

3. IV-A agency means the State agency that has the responsibility for administration of, or supervising the administration of, the State plan under title IV-A of the Social Security Act.

4. Medicaid agency means the State agency that has the responsibility for administration of, or supervising the administration of, the State plan under title XIX of the Social Security Act.

R527-39-3. Cooperation Requirements.

1. An applicant/recipient of IV-A or Non-IV-A Medicaid services, with some Medicaid program exceptions, must cooperate with the Office of Recovery Services/Child Support Services (ORS/CSS) in:

a. identifying and locating the parent of a child for whom aid is claimed;

b. establishing the paternity of a child born out of wedlock for whom aid is claimed;

c. establishing an order for child support;

d. obtaining support payments for the recipient and for a child for whom aid is claimed unless a Good Cause determination has been made by the IV-A or Medicaid agency, or the Non-IV-A Medicaid applicant/recipient has declined child support services;

e. obtaining any other payments or property due the recipient or the child; and

f. obtaining and enforcing the provisions of an order for medical support.

2. The applicant/recipient must cooperate with ORS/CSS with specific actions that are necessary for the achievement of the objectives listed above, as follows:

a. appearing at the ORS/CSS office to provide verbal or written information, or documentary evidence, known to, possessed by, or reasonably obtainable by the recipient;

b. participating at judicial or other hearings or proceedings;

c. providing information;

d. turning over to ORS/CSS any support payments received from the obligor after the Assignment of Collection of Support Payments has been made.

e. complying with a judicial or administrative order for genetic testing.

R527-39-4. Request for Review.

1. When ORS/CSS notifies a IV-A or Non-IV-A Medicaid applicant/recipient that she/he is not cooperating in a case, the applicant/recipient may contest the determination by requesting that ORS/CSS conduct an office administrative review. Such a review shall not be subject to the provisions of the Utah Administrative Procedures Act (UAPA), or be considered an adjudicative proceeding under Section 63G-4-203 and Rule R527-200. The applicant/recipient may choose instead to request an adjudicative proceeding under UAPA, or petition the district court to review the noncooperation determination and issue a judicial order based on its findings. If an administrative review is requested, the senior agent designated to conduct the review shall examine the case record, talk to the agent assigned to the case, consult with the team manager, and consider any new information the applicant/recipient provides to determine whether she/he has or has not met the cooperation requirements listed in Section 62A-11-307.2 or is not able to meet the requirements and is cooperating in good faith.

2. If a IV-A or Non-IV-A Medicaid applicant/recipient disagrees with the results of an administrative review conducted by an ORS/CSS senior agent, she/he may request that an ORS/CSS Presiding Officer conduct an adjudicative proceeding, or the applicant/recipient may petition the district court to review the initial noncooperation determination and the results of the administrative review, and issue a judicial order based on its findings.

3. If a IV-A or Non-IV-A Medicaid applicant/recipient disagrees with the Decision and Order issued by an ORS/CSS Presiding Officer after the close of an adjudicative proceeding, she/he may request reconsideration within 20 days after the date the Decision and Order is issued as provided in Sections 63G-4-302 and R527-200-14, or petition the district court to review the Decision and Order and issue a judicial order based on its findings.

KEY

child support

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

July 13, 2009

Notice of Continuation

December 15, 2017

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

62A-1-111; 62A-11-104; 62A-11-107; 62A-11-307.2; 63G-4-203; 63G-4-302


Additional Information

Contact

For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R527, please contact the promulgating agency (Human Services, Recovery Services). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.