2017 Arizona Revised Statutes
Title 46 - Welfare
§ 46-442 Child support case registry; data sharing; unauthorized disclosure; civil penalty

Universal Citation: AZ Rev Stat § 46-442 (2017)

46-442. Child support case registry; data sharing; unauthorized disclosure; civil penalty

A. The department shall establish a registry of child support orders to receive information on each title IV-D case and on each case with a support order established, modified or registered in the state beginning on October 1, 1998. The clerk of the superior court shall assist the department in establishing the child support case registry.

B. In administering the child support case registry, the department shall receive and share information from other sources including other state data bases and information comparison services. The information in the child support case registry shall be used to compare with other state or federal data bases or information comparison services as needed.

C. Except as provided by federal law, the information collected pursuant to this section shall not be disclosed pursuant to title 39, chapter 1. An employee or agent of this state who discloses any information collected pursuant to this section without authorization is subject to a civil penalty of one thousand dollars for each offense. The department may impose and collect the penalty and shall deposit, pursuant to sections 35-146 and 35-147, monies collected under this subsection in the state general fund.

D. The director may adopt rules to implement this section.

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