(305 ILCS 5/10-15)
(from Ch. 23, par. 10-15)
Enforcement of administrative order; costs and fees.
a responsible relative refuses, neglects, or fails to comply with a final
administrative support or reimbursement order of the Illinois Department
entered by the Child and Spouse Support Unit pursuant to Sections 10-11 or
10-11.1 or registered pursuant to Section 10-17.1, the Child and Spouse
Support Unit may file suit against the responsible relative or relatives to
secure compliance with the administrative order.
Suits shall be instituted in the name of the People of the State of
Illinois on the relation of the Department of Healthcare and Family Services of the State of
Illinois and the spouse or dependent children for whom the support order
has been issued.
The court shall order the payment of the support obligation, or orders
for reimbursement of moneys for support provided, directly to the Illinois
Department but the order shall permit the Illinois Department to direct the
responsible relative or relatives to make payments of support directly to
the spouse or dependent children, or to some person or agency in his or
their behalf, as provided in Section 10-8 or 10-10, as applicable.
Whenever it is determined in a proceeding to enforce an administrative
order that the responsible relative is unemployed, and support is sought on
behalf of applicants for or recipients of financial aid under Article IV
of this Code or other persons who are given access to the child
support enforcement services of this Article as provided in Section 10-1,
the court may
order the responsible relative to seek employment and report periodically
to the court with a diary, listing or other memorandum of his or her
efforts in accordance with such order. In addition, the court may order
the unemployed responsible relative to report to the Illinois Department for
participation in job search, training or work programs established under
Section 9-6 of this Code or to the Illinois Department of Employment Security
for job search services or to make application with the local Job
Training Partnership Act provider for participation in job search, training or
Charges imposed in accordance with the provisions of Section 10-21
shall be enforced by the Court in a suit filed under this Section.
To the extent the provisions of this Section are inconsistent with the
requirements pertaining to the State Disbursement Unit under Sections 10-10.4
and 10-26 of this Code, the requirements pertaining to the State Disbursement
Unit shall apply.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)