58-43-16.4Independence of audit committee members.

A member of the audit committee may not be considered independent, other than in the member's capacity as a member of the audit committee, the board of directors, or any other board committee, if the member accepts any consulting, advisory, or other compensatory fee from the entity or be an affiliated person of the entity or any subsidiary thereof. However, if a law requires board participation by otherwise nonindependent members, that law shall prevail, and the members may participate in the audit committee and be designated as independent for audit committee purposes unless the member is an officer or employee of the insurer or one of its affiliates.

Source: SL 2009, ch 271, § 19, eff. Jan. 1, 2010.