58-43-9.7Disqualification of accountant due to previous employment of partner or senior manager of insurer--Relief from requirement.

The director may not recognize an independent certified public accountant as qualified for a particular insurer if a member of the board, president, chief executive officer, controller, chief financial officer, chief accounting officer, or any person serving in an equivalent position for that insurer, was employed by the independent certified public accountant and participated in the audit of that insurer during the one-year period preceding the date that the most current statutory opinion is due. This section shall only apply to partners and senior managers involved in the audit.

An insurer may make application to the director for relief from this requirement on the basis of unusual circumstances. The insurer shall file, with the insurer's annual statement filing, the approval for relief with the states that it is licensed in, with the states that it is doing business in, and with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. If the nondomestic state accepts electronic filing with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, the insurer shall file the approval in an electronic format acceptable to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

Source: SL 2009, ch 271, § 13.