§ 27-7.1-18. Examination of rating and advisory organizations and underwriting and reinsurance groups.
(a) The director may, as often as he or she may deem it necessary, make or cause to be made an examination of each rating organization licensed in this state as provided in § 27-9-22 and may also examine every group, association, or other organization of insurers, including any workers' compensation assigned risk servicing carrier or carriers. The officers, managers, agents, and employees of each rating organization, group, association, or other organization of insurers, including workers' compensation assigned risk servicing carrier or carriers, may be examined at any time under oath and shall exhibit all books, records, accounts, documents, or agreements governing its method of operation. In lieu of any examination, the director may accept the report of any examination made by the insurance supervisory official of another state, pursuant to the laws of that state.
(b) The expenses of examinations under this section shall be assessed against the organization being examined. The total cost of the examination shall be borne by the examined organization and shall be in the same amount as provided for in § 27-13-1 and shall be paid to the director to and for the use of the state. This assessment for expenses shall be in addition to any taxes and fees payable to the state. In instances where the examination is performed by outside accountants, the expenses of the examination shall be borne by the examined organization.
(P.L. 1992, ch. 31, § 25.)