17:49A-8. Approval by commissioner
No joint insurance fund shall begin providing insurance coverage to its participants until its bylaws and plan of risk management have been approved as provided in this section.
a. The commissioners of each joint insurance fund shall file with the Commissioner of Insurance for his approval a copy of the fund's bylaws adopted pursuant to section 6 of this act and a copy of the fund's plan of risk management prepared pursuant to section 7 of this act.
b. Within 30 working days of receipt, the Commissioner of Insurance shall either approve or disapprove the bylaws or plan of risk management of any joint insurance fund. If the Commissioner of Insurance fails either to approve or disapprove the bylaws or plan of risk management within that 30 working day period, the bylaws or plan shall be deemed approved.
c. If any bylaws or plan shall be disapproved, the Commissioner of Insurance shall set forth in writing the reason for disapproval. Upon the receipt of the notice of disapproval, the commissioners of the affected joint insurance fund may request a hearing. The hearing shall be convened by the Commissioner of Insurance in a timely manner.
L. 1987, c. 431, s. 8.
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