THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE
41-213. Enforcement. (1) The director may institute such suits or other lawful proceedings as he may deem necessary for the enforcement of any provision of title 41, Idaho Code. If the director believes that any person has engaged in or is about to engage in any act or practice constituting a violation of any provision of title 41, Idaho Code, any other law the director has authority to enforce, or any rule or order of the director, the director may, in accordance with the procedures set forth in title 41, Idaho Code, and chapter 52, title 67, Idaho Code:
(a) Issue an order requiring the person to cease and desist from any prohibited act or practice;
(b) Issue an order affecting a person’s license for such reasons as set forth in title 41, Idaho Code;
(c) Issue an order imposing an administrative penalty as provided in title 41, Idaho Code; and
(d) Initiate any action in district court for the same relief or any relief authorized by title 41, Idaho Code.
(2) If the director believes that any person is violating or about to violate any provision of title 41, Idaho Code, or any order or requirement of the director issued or promulgated pursuant to authority expressly granted the director by any provision of title 41, Idaho Code, or by other law, the director may bring an action against such person in the name of the people of the state of Idaho in a district court of this state to enjoin such person from continuing such violation or doing any act in furtherance thereof. In the action the court may enter such order or judgment granting such preliminary or final injunction as the court determines to be proper.
(3) If the director has reason to believe that any person has violated any provision of title 41, Idaho Code, or any provision of other law as applicable to insurance operations, for which criminal prosecution is provided and would be in order, he shall give the information relative thereto to the attorney general or county attorney having jurisdiction of any such violation. The attorney general or county attorney shall promptly institute such action or proceedings against such person as the information may require or justify.
(4) Whenever the director may deem it necessary, he shall employ counsel, or call upon the attorney general of this state for legal counsel and such assistance as may be necessary.
[41-213, added 1961, ch. 330, sec. 30, p. 645; am. 1972, ch. 369, sec. 2, p. 1072; am. 2005, ch. 78, sec. 1, p. 271.]