OFFICE OF CHILD SUPPORT ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 174 of 1971
400.235 Availability and purposes of information.
(1) The information obtained by the office shall be available to a governmental department, board, commission, bureau, agency, political subdivision of any state, a court of competent jurisdiction, or the federal government for purposes of administering, enforcing, and complying with state and federal laws governing child support and domestic relations matters. Unless otherwise precluded by state or federal law, the information obtained by the office is also available for purposes specified in 45 CFR 303.21. The office shall not release information regarding the use or payment history of an electronic access or debit card. Information pertaining to this type of account, if needed, shall be obtained from the recipient of support or the recipient's financial institution.
(2) The office shall not release information on an address or other information concerning an adult responsible for a child to another adult responsible for the child if the release is prohibited by a court order or if the office has reason to believe that release of information may result in physical or emotional harm to that adult or to the child. The office shall notify the federal government, and courts and agents of courts, about domestic violence or child abuse under part D of title IV of the social security act, 42 USC 651 to 660 and 663 to 669b.
History: 1971, Act 174, Imd. Eff. Dec. 2, 1971
Am. 1985, Act 209, Eff. Mar. 1, 1986
Am. 1998, Act 112, Eff. June 30, 1998
Am. 2004, Act 548, Imd. Eff. Jan. 3, 2005
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