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Statute: 17:27A-5

5. Examination. a. Power of commissioner. In addition to the powers which the commissioner has under other sections of Title 17 of the Revised Statutes and Title 17B of the New Jersey Statutes relating to the examination of insurers, the commissioner shall also have the power to order any insurer registered under section 3 to produce such records, books, or other information papers in the possession of the insurer or its affiliates as shall be necessary to ascertain the financial condition of the insurer or to determine compliance with P.L.1970, c.22 (C.17:27A-1 et seq.). In the event such insurer fails to comply with such order, the commissioner shall have the power to examine such affiliates to obtain such information. b. (Deleted by amendment, P.L.1993, c.241.) c. Use of consultants. The commissioner may retain at the registered insurer's expense such attorneys, actuaries, accountants and other persons as shall be necessary to assist in the conduct of the examination under subsection a. above. Any persons so retained shall be under the direction and control of the commissioner and shall act in a purely advisory capacity. d. Expenses. The reasonable expenses of the examination pursuant to subsection a. above shall be fixed and determined by the commissioner, and he shall collect them from the insurer examined, which shall pay them on presentation of an accounting of the expenses. L.1970,c.22,s.5; amended 1993,c.241,s.5; 1995,c.338,s.3.

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