Title 19, Chapter 11, Section 9.1
(a) Any entity in this state including for profit, nonprofit, and
governmental employers, upon the request of the department and its
authorized contractors, shall provide the department with
information, including the name, address, social security number,
employment, compensation, and benefits regarding a person owing or
allegedly owing an obligation of support for a dependent child.
(b) Except as may be prohibited under the federal Fair Credit
Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. Section 1681 et seq., the IV-D agency may
require disclosure of information, including the location,
employment, title to property, credit status, or professional
affiliation to assist the IV-D agency in locating a custodial parent
or noncustodial parent. The IV-D agency may require such disclosure
from any state or local government agency; state, county, or
municipal registry of deeds or titles; registry of vital records and
statistics; utility company regulated by the Georgia Public Service
Commission; tax assessor's office; housing authority; employer;
professional or trade association; labor union; professional or
trade licensing board; or credit bureau or agency. Information
furnished by a telephone company, however, shall be limited to the
address and telephone number of an obligor or obligee.
(c) The IV-D agency may request from any employer or other person or
entity providing a source of income which the IV-D agency has reason
to believe employs an obligor or obligee or otherwise provides the
obligor or obligee with regular periodic income information
concerning the dates and amounts of income paid, the last known
address, social security number, and available health care benefits.
The IV-D agency shall not inquire of an employer or other person or
entity providing a source of income concerning the same obligor or
obligee more than once every three months.
(d) The department upon receipt of information collected pursuant to
this Code section may make such information available only to the
appropriate officials or agency of this state or any other state
operating a program pursuant to Title IV-D of the federal Social
Security Act. Information collected by the department pursuant to
this Code section shall not be subject to public inspection or
disclosure under Article 4 of Chapter 18 of Title 50.
(e) No employer or other person or entity providing a source of
income who complies with this Code section shall be liable in any
civil action or proceeding brought by the obligor or obligee on
account of such compliance.
(f) Responses pursuant to this Code section may be made by paper,
facsimile, magnetic tape, or other electronic means.
(g) The failure of any individual or entity, without reasonable
cause, to provide the IV-D agency with the information requested
under this Code section within 14 days after such information is
requested or a willful false response to a request pursuant to this
Code section shall be punishable by a penalty to be assessed by the
IV-D agency or by a court of competent jurisdiction in the amount of
$100.00 for each such failure or false response.