THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE
41-223. Conduct of examination — Access to records — Correction of accounts — Removal of records. (1) Upon determining that an examination should be conducted, the director or the director’s designee shall issue an examination warrant appointing one (1) or more examiners to perform the examination and instructing them as to the scope of the examination. In conducting the examination, the examiner shall observe those guidelines and procedures set forth in the examiners’ handbook adopted by the national association of insurance commissioners. The director may also employ such other guidelines or procedures as the director may deem appropriate.
(2) Upon such examination the director or examiner may examine under oath any officer, agent, or other individual deemed to have material information regarding the affairs of the person under examination.
(3) Every person being examined, its officers, attorneys, employees, agents, representatives or others having custody or control thereof, shall make freely available to the director or his examiners the accounts, records, documents, files, information, assets and matters in his possession or control relating to the subject of the examination, and shall facilitate the examination.
(4) If the director finds any accounts or records to be inadequate or incorrectly kept or posted, he may procure the services of competent persons to reconstruct, rewrite, post or balance them at the expense of the person being examined if such person has failed to maintain, complete or correct such records or accounts after the director has given him notice and a reasonable opportunity to do so.
(5) Neither the director nor any examiner shall remove any record, account, document, file or other property of the person being examined from the offices of such person except with the written consent of such person being given in advance of such removal, or pursuant to an order of court duly obtained. This provision shall not be deemed to affect the making and removal of copies or abstracts of any such record, account, document, or file.
(6) Nothing contained in this chapter shall be construed to limit the director’s authority to terminate or suspend any examination in order to pursue other legal or regulatory action pursuant to the insurance laws of this state.
(7) Nothing contained in this chapter shall be construed to limit the director’s authority to use any final examination report, or to use any examiner or company work papers or other documents, or any other information discovered or developed during the course of any examination in any judicial proceeding or administrative proceeding under this chapter.
[41-223, added 1961, ch. 330, sec. 40, p. 645; am. 1993, ch. 194, sec. 2, p. 495; am. 1995, ch. 136, sec. 1, p. 587.]