2017 ORS 412.094¹
Public officials to cooperate in locating and furnishing information concerning parents of children receiving or applying to receive public assistance and in prosecuting nonsupport cases
  • use of information restricted

(1) All state, county and city agencies, officers and employees shall cooperate in the location of parents who have abandoned or deserted, or are failing to support, children receiving or applying to receive public assistance and shall on request supply the Department of Human Services, the Division of Child Support of the Department of Justice or the district attorney of any county in the state with all information on hand relative to the location, income and property of such parents, including information disclosed to the Division of Child Support under ORS 314.840 (Disclosure of information) (2)(k). The granting of aid to the applicant shall not be delayed or contingent upon receipt of the answer to such requests by the Department of Human Services, the Division of Child Support or the district attorney. The Department of Human Services shall use such information only for the purposes of administration of public assistance to such children, and the district attorney and the Division of Child Support shall use such information only for the purpose of enforcing the liability of such parents to support such children, and neither shall use the information or disclose it for any other purpose. Any person who violates this prohibition against disclosure, upon conviction, is punishable as provided in ORS 314.991 (Penalties) (2).

(2) The Department of Human Services shall cooperate with the Division of Child Support or the district attorney prosecuting or considering the prosecution of such parent for nonsupport and shall report to the Division of Child Support or the district attorney all information contained in the case record which concerns the question of nonsupport and the suitability of prosecution as a method of obtaining support for the child in each case. [Formerly 418.135; 2013 c.36 §72]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 412—Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors412.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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