§33-2-3a. Administrative investigations.
(a) In addition to the authority granted to the fraud unit
created in article forty-one of this chapter and to the workers'
compensation fraud and abuse unit previously transferred to the
commissioner pursuant to section one-b, article one, chapter
twenty-three of this code, the commissioner has the authority to
conduct investigations whenever he or she has cause to believe that
a violation of any provision of this chapter or of chapter
twenty-three of this code has been or is being committed.
(b) Employees designated by the commissioner are permitted to
operate vehicles owned or leased by the state displaying Class A
registration plates when engaged in carrying out the investigative
duties assigned to the commissioner by this chapter.