(a) All records, books, and papers of a plan, management company, solicitor, solicitor firm, and any provider or subcontractor providing health care or other services to a plan, management company, solicitor, or solicitor firm shall be open to inspection during normal business hours by the director.
(b) To the extent feasible, all such records, books, and papers described in subdivision (a) shall be located in this state. In examining such records outside this state, the director shall consider the cost to the plan, consistent with the effectiveness of the director’s examination, and may upon reasonable notice require that such records, books and papers, or a specified portion thereof, be made available for examination in this state, or that a true and accurate copy of such records, books and papers, or a specified portion thereof, be furnished to the director.
(Amended by Stats. 1999, Ch. 525, Sec. 128. Effective January 1, 2000. Operative July 1, 2000, or sooner, by Sec. 214 of Ch. 525.)
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