THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE
41-232. Hearings in general. (1) The director may hold a hearing which he deems necessary for any purpose within the scope of this code.
(2) The director shall hold a hearing:
(a) If required by any provision of this code; or
(b) Upon written demand for a hearing by a person aggrieved by any act, threatened act or failure of the director to act, or by any report, rule, regulation or order of the director (other than an order for the holding of a hearing, or an order on a hearing of which hearing such person had actual notice or pursuant to such order).
(3) Any such demand for a hearing shall summarize the information and grounds to be relied upon as a basis for the relief to be sought at the hearing.
(4) The director shall hold such demanded hearing within thirty (30) days after his receipt of the demand, unless postponed by mutual consent. Failure to hold the hearing shall constitute a denial of the relief sought, and shall be the equivalent of an order on hearing for the purpose of an appeal.
(5) In any administrative proceeding of the director where a hearing is otherwise authorized or required by law, if a party with respect to whom the hearing is to be held waives the hearing in writing, or fails to plead, or to defend or prosecute, as the case may be, and that fact is made known to the director by affidavit or otherwise, the right of hearing shall be deemed to have been waived, and, any other provision of this code to the contrary notwithstanding, without holding or concluding a hearing the director may, upon satisfactory proof of service of the petition or complaint upon such a party, enter an order which shall be as lawful as to such party as if all allegations in the petition or complaint relative to or concerning such party were proved or admitted at a hearing. For good cause shown, the director may, in his discretion, set aside any order so entered, and the proceedings may continue as if no waiver or default had existed.
[41-232, added 1961, ch. 330, sec. 49, p. 645; am. 1972, ch. 369, sec. 4, p. 1072; am. 2019, ch. 161, sec. 7, p. 535.]