Summary: S.1293 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (10/09/1997)

Child Support Performance Improvement Act of 1997 - Amends part D (Child Support and Establishment of Paternity) of title IV of the Social Security Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make an incentive payment to each State in accordance with prescribed formulae with respect to each of the following measures of State performance levels: (1) paternity establishment; (2) support order; (3) current payment; (4) arrearage payment; (5) cost-effectiveness; and (6) medical support.

Requires the Secretary to: (1) study and report to the Congress on the implementation of such incentive payment system; and (2) develop and report to the Congress on a new medical support performance measure based on State efficacy in establishing and enforcing medical support obligations.

Repeals the predecessor incentive payment system.

Includes among the Secretary's duties providing Federal guidance, technical assistance, and monitoring in order to ensure data reliability.

Denies State eligibility for incentive payments when Federal audits find claims are based on incomplete or unreliable data.