§ 27-14.3-6. Cooperation of officers, owners, and employees.
(a) Any officer, manager, director, trustee, owner, employee, insurance producer, or agent of any insurer, or any other persons with authority over or in charge of any segment of the insurer's affairs, shall cooperate with the commissioner in any proceeding under this chapter or any investigation preliminary to the proceeding. The term "person" as used in this section includes any person who exercises control directly or indirectly over activities of the insurer through any holding company or other affiliate of the insurer. The term "cooperate" includes, but shall not be limited to, the following:
(1) To reply promptly in writing to any inquiry from the commissioner requesting a reply; and
(2) To make available to the commissioner any books, accounts, documents, or other records or information or property of or pertaining to the insurer and in his or her possession, custody or control.
(b) No person shall obstruct or interfere with the commissioner in the conduct of any delinquency proceeding or any investigation preliminary or incidental to that proceeding.
(c) This section shall not be construed to abridge existing legal rights, including the right to resist a petition for liquidation or other delinquency proceedings, or other orders.
(d) Any person included within subsection (a) of this section who fails to cooperate with the commissioner, or any person who obstructs or interferes with the commissioner in the conduct of any delinquency proceedings or any investigation preliminary or incidental to that proceeding, or who violates any order the commissioner issued validly under this chapter may:
(1) Be sentenced to pay a fine not exceeding ten thousand dollars ($10,000) or to undergo imprisonment for a term of not more than one year, or both; or
(2) After a hearing, be subject to the imposition by the commissioner of a civil penalty not to exceed ten thousand dollars ($10,000) and shall also be subject to the revocation or suspension of any insurance licenses issued by the commissioner.
(P.L. 1993, ch. 248, § 1.)