- The Laws of New York
- Consolidated Laws
- Article 24: Unfair Methods of Competition and Unfair and Deceptive Acts and Practices
Section 2404 Power of superintendent
The superintendent is empowered to examine and investigate into the affairs of any person in order to determine whether the person has violated or is violating section two thousand four hundred three of this article. In the event any person does not provide a good faith response to a request for information from the superintendent, within a time period specified by the superintendent of not less than fifteen business days, as part of an examination or investigation initiated by the superintendent pursuant to this section relating to accident insurance, health insurance, accident and health insurance or health maintenance organization coverage, the superintendent is authorized, after notice and hearing, to levy a civil penalty against such person in an amount not to exceed five hundred dollars per day for each day beyond the date specified by the superintendent for response, but in no event shall such penalty exceed ten thousand dollars. In the event the superintendent levies five separate civil penalties against any one person within five years for failure to comply with this section, the superintendent is authorized, after notice and hearing, to levy an additional civil penalty against such person in an amount not to exceed fifty thousand dollars. The superintendent is also authorized to levy additional civil penalties not to exceed fifty thousand dollars, after notice and hearing, against such person for every five subsequent violations of this section within a five year period. Any person licensed pursuant to article twenty-one of this chapter may surrender such license in lieu of payment of any civil penalty imposed by the superintendent pursuant to this section.