(a) The commissioner, in his or her discretion, may audit any broker who conducts transactions subject to the provisions of this article. The audit shall be conducted after reasonable notice to the broker and shall include an examination of both of the following:
(1) Trust accounts under the control of the broker or in any manner affiliated with the broker.
(2) Nontrust accounts under the control of the broker or in any manner affiliated with the broker to which funds from trust accounts have been deposited other than for the payment of commissions, fees, costs, or expenses due to or incurred by the broker.
(b) The authority to audit these nontrust accounts shall be limited to instances where either an annual review or audit conducted by an independent certified public accountant or a departmental audit reveals unauthorized transfers of money to those accounts.
(Added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 641, Sec. 11. Effective January 1, 1999.)
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