Disclosure of Client Information
(1)The Department may disclose the minimum necessary client information without client authorization for purposes directly connected with:
(a)Administering the public assistance, medical assistance, and SNAP program laws, except for social security numbers, health, treatment, and domestic violence information.
(b)Any investigation, prosecution, or criminal or civil proceeding conducted in connection with administering the programs covered by chapter 461 of the Oregon Administrative Rules.
(c)Any legally authorized audit or review by a governmental entity conducted in connection with administering the programs covered by chapter 461 of the Oregon Administrative Rules.
(2)Client information, other than health or treatment information, may be exchanged with other governmental or private, non-profit agencies to only the extent necessary to assist applicants or recipients of public assistance, medical assistance, or SNAP benefits to access and receive other governmental or private, non-profit services that will benefit or serve the applicant or recipient. Reasonable efforts must be made to obtain applicant or recipient authorization in advance.
(3)For all programs except SNAP, client information may be disclosed without the client’s authorization for purposes directly connected with foster care and adoption assistance programs under Title IV-E of the Social Security Act.
(4)Notwithstanding any rule in this division, client information-— other than health or treatment information — may be disclosed to an Oregon attorney who represents that client if both of the following requirements are met:
(a)The attorney states that he or she currently is representing the client.
(b)The attorney states that the client has authorized disclosure of the client information to the attorney.
Rule 461-105-0130 — Disclosure of Client Information,