PUBLIC ASSISTANCE AND WELFARE
PUBLIC ASSISTANCE LAW
56-231. Public assistance in locating and determining the financial resources of parents and other persons liable for support of dependents. To assist in locating and determining the financial resources of parents who have deserted their children and other persons liable for support of dependents, the department of health and welfare and county prosecuting attorneys may request and shall receive information from the records of all departments, boards, bureaus or other agencies of this state, and may request and may receive information from businesses and financial entities; and the same are authorized to provide such information as is necessary for this purpose, notwithstanding any provisions of chapter 1, title 74, Idaho Code, making the information exempt from disclosure. There shall be no legal sanctions imposed against a business or financial entity which refuses to provide requested information, unless the business or financial entity has been served with a subpoena requesting the information. Only information directly bearing on the identity, financial resources, and whereabouts of a person owing or asserted to be owing an obligation of support shall be requested and used or transmitted by the department of health and welfare and county prosecuting attorneys pursuant to the authority conferred by this act. The department of health and welfare and county prosecuting attorneys may make such information available only to public officials and agencies of this state, other states and the political subdivisions of this state and other states seeking to locate parents who have deserted their children and other persons liable for support of dependents for the purpose of enforcing their liability for support.
[56-231, added 1965, ch. 42, sec. 1, p. 65; am. 1972, ch. 196, sec. 11, p. 483; am. 1974, ch. 23, sec. 165, p. 633; am. 1986, ch. 152, sec. 1, p. 438; am. 1990, ch. 213, sec. 84, p. 550; am. 2015, ch. 141, sec. 154, p. 500.]
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