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SECTION 4
Information to be given to social services officials, state department of social services, state department of mental hygiene, the mental...
Banking (BNK) CHAPTER 2, ARTICLE 1
§ 4. Information to be given to social services officials, state
department of social services, state department of mental hygiene, the
mental hygiene legal service, representatives of boards of child welfare
and children's court by banking organizations. 1. If requested by an
authorized representative of the state department of mental hygiene, the
mental hygiene legal service, or of the state department of social
services, or by the authorities charged with the duty of administering
laws relating to public assistance or care or hospital care at public
expense in any town, city or county, the officials of any banking
organization shall furnish to such representative such information as
such officials have as to whether any inmate of any state institution,
or any applicant for or any person who is or was a recipient of hospital
care at public expense, or any applicant for or any person who is or was
a recipient of any form of public assistance or care under the social
services law, named in such request or the husband or wife, or other
relative legally responsible for the support of such inmate, applicant,
or recipient has or had funds, securities or other property on deposit
or in the custody of such banking organization, and the amount or
probable value thereof.

2. If requested by an authorized representative of the state office of
temporary and disability assistance, or a social services district child
support enforcement unit established pursuant to section one hundred
eleven-c of the social services law, the officials of any financial
institution, as defined in paragraph one of subdivision (d) of section
four hundred sixty-nine A of the federal social security act, shall
enter into an agreement with the state office of temporary and
disability assistance or a social services district child support
enforcement unit to develop and operate a data match system, using
automated data exchanges to the maximum extent feasible, in which each
such financial institution shall provide for each calendar quarter the
name, record address, social security number or other taxpayer
identification number, and other identifying information for each
individual who maintains a demand deposit account, checking or
negotiable withdrawal order account, savings account, time deposit
account, or money-market mutual fund account at such institution and who
owes past-due support, as identified by the state office of temporary
and disability assistance or a social services district child support
enforcement unit by name and social security number or other taxpayer
identification number. Nothing herein shall be deemed to limit the
authority of a local social services district support collection unit
pursuant to section one hundred eleven-h of the social services law.

3. No financial institution which discloses information pursuant to
subdivision two of this section, or discloses any financial record to
the state office of temporary and disability assistance or a child
support enforcement unit of a social services district for the purpose
of enforcing a child support obligation of such person, shall be liable
under any law to any person for such disclosure, or for any other action
taken in good faith to comply with subdivision two of this section.