17:9A-253. Examinations of a bank by a public accountant or other qualified person
A. The board of directors of every bank shall cause examinations of the affairs of the bank to be made from time to time by or under the supervision of a person who is not a director, officer or employee of the bank, and who is a public accountant, or such other person whose qualifications for making such examination have been approved by the commissioner. The scope of such examinations shall be determined by regulations of the commissioner or, in the absence of such regulations, by the board of directors of the bank. No person who is an officer or employee of the bank, and no person who, within a period of 13 months preceding the commencement of an examination made pursuant to this section was an officer or employee of the bank, shall participate in the making of any examination required by this section.
B. An examination pursuant to subsection A of this section shall be made at least once in each calendar year and shall be commenced not less than 6 months and not more than 15 months following the commencement of the next preceding examination made pursuant to subsection A of this section, but no such examination shall be commenced at any time when an examination pursuant to section 260 is being made.
C. The board of directors of a bank may, whenever it shall deem it advisable, cause examinations of the affairs of the bank to be made other than as required by this section.
L.1948, c. 67, p. 370, s. 253. Amended by L.1953, c. 71, p. 985, s. 3; L.1965, c. 171, s. 12.
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