§ 27-6-30. Appeals from action of rating organization on changes in filings.
(a) Any member of or subscriber to a rating organization may appeal to the commissioner from any action or decision of the rating organization in approving or rejecting any proposed change in or addition to the filings of the rating organization, and the commissioner shall, after a hearing held upon not less than ten (10) days written notice to the appellant and to the rating organization, issue an order approving the action or decision of the rating organization or directing it to give further consideration to the proposal and to take action or make a decision upon it within thirty (30) days, or if the appeal is from the action or decision of the rating organization in rejecting a proposed addition to its filings, the commissioner may, in the event he or she finds that the action or decision was unreasonable, issue an order directing the rating organization to make an addition to its filings, on behalf of its members and subscribers, in a manner consistent with his or her findings, within a reasonable time after the issuance of the order; provided, if the appeal is from the action of the rating organization with regard to a rate on a proposed change in or addition to its filings relating to the character and extent of coverage, the commissioner shall approve the rate applied by the rating organization or the rate suggested by the appellant if either rate is in accordance with this chapter.
(b) The failure of a rating organization to take action or make a decision within thirty (30) days after submission to it of a proposal under this section shall constitute a rejection of that proposal within the meaning of this section.
(P.L. 1948, ch. 2088, § 7; G.L. 1956, § 27-6-30.)