17:48A-22. Violations of chapter; penalty and recovery thereof; misdemeanors
Any medical service corporation of this or any other State, country or province which shall have violated any of the provisions of or shall have neglected, failed or refused to comply with any of the requirements of this act, except the failure to file an annual statement, shall be liable to a penalty of five hundred dollars ($500.00), to be sued for and collected by the Commissioner of Banking and Insurance in a civil action in the name of the State. The penalties when recovered shall be paid by the Commissioner of Banking and Insurance into the State treasury for the use of the State. Any officer, agent, employee or member of any such corporation doing business in this State, or any other person who shall issue, circulate or cause or permit to be circulated, any estimate, illustration, circular of any sort misrepresenting the terms of any contract issued by such corporation, or any other such corporation authorized to transact business under this act, or misrepresent the benefits or advantages promised thereby, or use any name or title of any contract or class of contracts misrepresenting the true nature thereof, and any person who shall solicit, negotiate or effect the issue of any contract or subscription certificate of any medical service corporation of this or any other State which shall have neglected, failed or refused to procure a certificate of authority as provided for by the provisions of this act, or who shall accept any premiums, dues, deposits, contributions, fees, assessments or thing of value of any kind in consideration for such contract or certificate on behalf of such corporation, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
L.1940, c. 74, p. 197, s. 22. Amended by L.1944, c. 102, p. 266, s. 9; L.1953, c. 17, p. 296, s. 187.
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