2015 ORS § 731.302¹
Appointment of examiners
  • retaining of appraisers, actuaries and others
  • evidentiary status of facts and conclusions

(1) When the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services determines that an examination should be conducted, the director shall appoint one or more examiners to perform the examination and instruct them as to the scope of the examination. In conducting the examination, each examiner shall consider the guidelines and procedures in the examiner handbook, or its successor publication, adopted by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. The director may prescribe the examiner handbook or its successor publication and employ other guidelines and procedures that the director determines to be appropriate.

(2) When making an examination, the director may retain appraisers, independent actuaries, independent certified public accountants or other professionals and specialists as needed. The cost of retaining such professionals and specialists shall be borne by the person that is the subject of the examination.

(3) At any time during the course of an examination, the director may take other action pursuant to the Insurance Code.

(4) Facts determined and conclusions made pursuant to an examination shall be presumptive evidence of the relevant facts and conclusions in any judicial or administrative action. [1993 c.447 §2]