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PDFWAC 388-14A-4040

DCS can serve some collection actions by electronic service.

(1) An employer, or any other person, firm, corporation or political subdivision, or any department of the state or federal government may agree with the division of child support (DCS) to accept electronic data transmission (EDT) as service of the following documents:
(a) Notice of payroll deduction under RCW 26.23.060;
(b) Order to withhold and deliver under RCW 74.20A.080;
(c) Assignment of earnings under RCW 74.20A.240;
(d) Notice of enrollment or National Medical Support Notice (NMSN) under RCW 26.18.170 (2)(a)(iv);
(e) Releases of any of these collection documents; and
(f) Amendments in the amount to be withheld under any of these collection documents.
(2) Agreements for service by EDT must be in writing. The employer, person, firm, corporation, political subdivision or department must agree to accept EDT as:
(a) Personal service of the withholding documents; and
(b) A written document for the purposes of chapters 26.23 and 74.20A RCW.
(3) DCS provides the party accepting EDT with copies of the current forms listed in subsection (2) above, as well as any updates to those forms. If DCS fails to provide an updated form, this does not excuse noncompliance with withholding documents served under the EDT agreement.
(4) An agreement to accept service by EDT does not alter the rights, duties and responsibilities related to income withholding action under chapters 26.23, 74.20 or 74.20A.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.20A.310, and 26.18.170, 42 U.S.C. 666 (a)(19), Child Support Performance and Incentives Act of 1998, 45 C.F.R. 303.31, and 45 C.F.R. 303.32. WSR 04-17-119, § 388-14A-4040, filed 8/17/04, effective 9/17/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090. WSR 01-03-089, § 388-14A-4040, filed 1/17/01, effective 2/17/01. Formerly WAC 388-14-427.]
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