(1) The Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services may place a licensee on probation or suspend, revoke or refuse to issue or renew an insurance producer license and may take other actions authorized by the Insurance Code in lieu thereof or in addition thereto, for any one or more of the following causes:
(a) Providing incorrect, misleading, incomplete or materially untrue information in the license application.
(b) Violating any insurance laws, or violating any rule, subpoena or order of the director or of the insurance commissioner of another state or Mexico or Canada.
(c) Obtaining or attempting to obtain a license through misrepresentation or fraud.
(d) Improperly withholding, misappropriating or converting any moneys or properties received in the course of doing insurance business.
(e) Intentionally misrepresenting the terms of an actual or proposed insurance contract or application for insurance.
(f) Having been convicted of a felony, of a misdemeanor involving dishonesty or breach of trust, or of an offense punishable by death or imprisonment under the laws of the United States. The record of the conviction shall be conclusive evidence of the conviction.
(g) Having admitted or been found to have committed any unfair trade practice or fraud related to insurance.
(h) Using fraudulent, coercive or dishonest practices, or demonstrating incompetence, untrustworthiness or financial irresponsibility in the conduct of business in this state or elsewhere.
(i) Cancellation, revocation, suspension or refusal to renew by any state of a license or other evidence of authority to act as an adjuster or an insurance producer or consultant. The record of the cancellation, revocation, suspension or refusal to renew shall be conclusive evidence of the action taken.
(j) Cancellation, revocation, suspension or refusal to renew by any state or federal agency, by a Canadian province or by the government of Mexico of the authority to practice law or to practice under any other regulatory authority if the cancellation, revocation, suspension or refusal to renew was related to the business of an adjuster or an insurance producer or consultant, or if dishonesty, fraud or deception was involved. The record of the cancellation, revocation, suspension or refusal to renew shall be conclusive evidence of the action taken.
(k) Forging another person’s name to an application for insurance or to any document related to an insurance transaction.
(L) Improperly using notes or any other reference material to complete an examination for an insurance license.
(m) Knowingly accepting insurance business from an individual who is not licensed.
(n) Error by the director in issuing or renewing a license.
(o) Failing to pay a civil penalty assessed by the director that has become final by operation of law or upon appeal.
(p) Failing to pay any fee or charge to the director.
(q) Failing to comply with continuing education requirements applicable to the license or any class of insurance authorized under the license, unless the director has waived the requirements.
(2) If the director refuses to issue or renew an insurance producer license, the director shall notify the applicant or licensee and inform the applicant or licensee in writing of the reason for the refusal to issue or renew and of the applicant’s or licensee’s rights under ORS chapter 183.
(3) The director may suspend, revoke or refuse to issue or renew the insurance producer license of a business entity if the director determines that an individual licensee’s violation was known or should have been known by one or more of the partners, officers or managers acting on behalf of the partnership or corporation but the violation was not reported to the director and corrective action was not taken. [2001 c.191 §14; 2003 c.364 §15]Section: Previous 744.067 744.068 744.069 744.070 744.071 744.072 744.073 744.074 744.075 744.076 744.077 744.078 744.079 744.080 744.081 Next
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