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Title XXX DOMESTIC RELATIONS

Chapter 454

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  454.408.  Duties of the family support division. — The family support division:

  (1)  Shall determine whether a person who has applied for or is receiving assistance from a program funded pursuant to Part A or Part E of Title IV of the Social Security Act, Title XIX of the Social Security Act or the Food Stamp Act is cooperating in good faith with the division in establishing the paternity of, or in establishing, modifying or enforcing a support order for any child of such person by providing the division with the name of the noncustodial parent or any other information the division may require.  The division may, by regulation, excuse compliance with the provisions of this subsection on a case-by-case basis for good cause or other exceptions as the division may deem to be in the best interest of the child;

  (2)  Shall require as a condition of cooperation that such person supply additional information deemed necessary by the division and appear at any interviews, hearings or legal proceedings;

  (3)  Shall require as a condition of cooperation that such person and such person's child submit to genetic testing pursuant to a judicial or administrative order;

  (4)  May request that such person sign a voluntary acknowledgment of paternity, after notice of the rights and consequences of such an acknowledgment, but may not require such person to sign an acknowledgment or otherwise relinquish the right to a genetic test as a condition of cooperation and eligibility for assistance from a state program funded pursuant to Part A or Part E of Title IV of the Social Security Act, Title XIX of the Social Security Act or the Food Stamp Act; and

  (5)  Shall promptly notify such person, the family support division, or the MO HealthNet division of every determination made pursuant to this section, including a determination that such person is not cooperative and the basis for such determination.

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(L. 1997 S.B. 361, A.L. 1998 S.B. 910, A.L. 2014 H.B. 1299 Revision)


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