2019 Florida Statutes
Title XXXVII - Insurance
Chapter 624 - Insurance Code: Administration and General Provisions
Part VI - Administrative Supervision; Confidentiality; Review (Ss. 624.80-624.915)
624.82 - Confidentiality of certain proceedings and records.

Universal Citation: FL Stat § 624.82 (2019)
624.82 Confidentiality of certain proceedings and records.—

(1) Orders, notices, correspondence, reports, records, and other information in the possession of the office relating to the supervision of any insurer are confidential and exempt from the provisions of s. 119.07(1), except as otherwise provided in this section. Proceedings and hearings relating to the office’s supervision of any insurer are exempt from the provisions of s. 286.011, except as otherwise provided in this section.

(2) The personnel of the department and the office shall have access to proceedings, hearings, notices, correspondence, reports, records, or other information as permitted by the office.

(3) The office may open the proceedings or hearings or disclose the contents of the notices, correspondence, reports, records, or other information to a department, agency, or instrumentality of this or another state or the United States if it determines that the disclosure is necessary or proper for the enforcement of the laws of the United States or of this or another state of the United States.

(4) The office may open the proceedings or hearings or make public the notices, correspondence, reports, records, or other information if the office finds that it is in the best interest of the public, the insurer in supervision, or its insureds.

(5) This section does not apply to proceedings, hearings, notices, correspondence, reports, records, or other information obtained upon the appointment of a receiver for the insurer by a court of competent jurisdiction.

(6) The exemptions provided by this section shall terminate on the earlier of the following dates:

(a) One year after the conclusion of the entire period of supervision, as determined pursuant to s. 624.81(3); or

(b) The date of the entry of an order of seizure, rehabilitation, or liquidation pursuant to chapter 631.

History.—ss. 71, 72, ch. 89-360; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 6, ch. 93-78; s. 366, ch. 96-406; s. 858, ch. 2003-261.

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