§ 15-9-5. Duty of department to parent.
(a) Prior to filing a claim pursuant to § 15-9-1, the department shall seek the cooperation of the person from whom reimbursement for support and maintenance may be sought.
(b) The department shall inform the person that he or she does not, for good cause, have to cooperate. The department shall explain to the person his or her rights and obligations, including good cause for refusal to cooperate, as set forth in 45 C.F.R. 232.41 et seq.
(c) The department shall promulgate rules, regulations, and procedures to implement this section.
(P.L. 1990, ch. 65, art. 38, § 2.)