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WVC 33 - 20 - 12 §33-20-12. Examinations.
(a) The commissioner shall, at least once in five years, make or cause to be made an examination of each rating organization licensed under the provisions of section six of this article and he or she may, as often as he or she may deem it expedient, make or cause to be made an examination of each advisory organization referred to in section ten of this article and of each group, association or other organization referred to in section eleven of this article. The reasonable costs of any such examination shall be paid by the rating organization, advisory organization, or group, association or other organization examined upon presentation to it of a detailed account of such costs. The officers, managers, agents and employees of such rating organization, advisory organization, or group, association or other organization may be examined at any time under oath and shall exhibit all books, records, accounts, documents or agreements governing its method of operation. The commissioner shall furnish two copies of the examination report to the organization, group or association examined not less than thirty days prior to filing same in his or her office. If such organization, group or association so requests in writing, within such thirty-day period, the commissioner shall consider the objections, if any, to such report as proposed and shall not file such report until such modifications, if any, have been made therein as the commissioner deems proper. The report when so filed shall be admissible in any action or proceeding brought by the commissioner against the organization, group or association examined, or its officers or agents, and shall be prima facie evidence of the facts stated therein. The commissioner may withhold the report of any such examination for such time as he or she may deem proper.

(b) In lieu of any such examination the commissioner may accept the report of an examination made by the insurance supervisory official of another state, pursuant to the laws of such state.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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