Or. Admin. R. 137-055-1360 - Access to FPLS for Parental Kidnapping, Child Custody or Visitation Purposes

Current through Register Vol. 61, No. 4, April 1, 2022

(1) For the purposes of this rule, an authorized person is:
(a) Any agent or attorney of any state who has the duty or authority under the law of that state to enforce a child custody or visitation order;
(b) Any court having jurisdiction to make or enforce a child custody or visitation determination, or any agent of such court;
(c) Any agent or attorney of the United States or of a state who has the duty or authority to investigate, enforce or bring a prosecution with respect to the unlawful taking or restraint of a child. The unlawful taking or restraint of a child includes;
(A) Custodial interference as provided in ORS 163.245 and 163.257; or
(B) Any other State or Federal law with respect to the unlawful taking or restraint of a child.
(2) An authorized person as defined in section (1) of this rule, may request information to facilitate the discovery or location of a parent, legal guardian, or child. Information is limited to the most recent address and place of employment of the person sought.
(3) A request pursuant to this rule must be made in writing directly to Division of Child Support (DCS) and must contain:
(a) The purpose for which the information is requested;
(b) The full name, social security number (if known) and date of birth or approximate date of birth of the individual sought;
(c) The full name and date of birth and social security number of the person making the request;
(d) Whether the individual is or has been a member of the armed forces or is receiving any federal compensation or benefits, if known; and
(e) If the request is from the court, the signature of the judge or agent of the court.
(4) The request may be made on a form adopted by DCS and available from any DCS or District Attorney child support office.
(5) If FPLS does not return information due to a family violence indicator, as defined in OAR 137-055-1320, the authorized person may ask the court to determine, pursuant to 42 USC 653(b)(2)(B), whether disclosure of the information could be harmful to the parent, legal guardian or child sought.
(a) If the court concludes that disclosure of the information would not be harmful to the parent, legal guardian or child, DCS will re-submit the request along with the court's determination to FPLS.
(b) If the court concludes that disclosure of the information would be harmful to the parent, legal guardian or child, the request will be denied.
(6) The court may disclose FPLS information, to the extent necessary, to an authorized person to process and adjudicate an action for the establishment or enforcement of a child custody or visitation determination.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 137-055-1360
AFS 23-1997, f. 12-29-97, cert. ef. 1-1-98; AFS 32-2000, f. 11-29-00, cert. ef. 12-1-00, Renumbered from 461-195-0281; DOJ 6-2003(Temp), f. 6-25-03, cert. ef. 7-1-03 thru 12-28-03, Renumbered from 461-200-1360; DOJ 10-2003, f. 9-29-03, cert. ef. 10-1-03, Renumbered from 461-200-1360; DOJ 7-2004, f. 3-30-04, cert. ef. 4-1-04; DOJ 12-2004, f. & cert. ef. 10-1-04; DOJ 16-2010, f. & cert. ef. 10-1-10

Stat. Auth.: ORS 180.345

Stats. Implemented: ORS 25.265, 180.380

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