UNIFORM PROBATE CODE
PROBATE OF WILLS AND ADMINISTRATION
15-3-801. Notice to creditors. (a) Unless notice has already been given under this section, a personal representative upon his appointment may publish a notice to creditors once a week for three (3) successive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the county announcing his appointment and address and notifying creditors of the estate to present their claims within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of the notice or be forever barred.
(b) A personal representative may give written notice by mail or other delivery to any creditor, notifying the creditor to present his claim within four (4) months after the published notice if given as provided in subsection (a) of this section or within sixty (60) days after the mailing or delivery of the notice, whichever is later, or be forever barred. Written notice must be the notice described in subsection (a) of this section or a similar notice.
(c) The personal representative is not liable to any creditor or to any successor of the decedent for giving or failing to give notice under this section.
(d) If medical assistance was paid on behalf of the decedent when the decedent was fifty-five (55) years of age or older, the personal representative shall provide written notice as required by section 56-218(5), Idaho Code.
[15-3-801, added 1971, ch. 111, sec. 1, p. 233; am. 1991, ch. 87, sec. 1, p. 192; am. 1998, ch. 9, sec. 2, p. 108.]