2017 ORS 731.762¹
Authority of director

(1) ORS 731.761 (Privileged information) does not limit the authority of the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services to acquire any insurance compliance self-evaluative audit document or to examine any person in connection with the document. If the director determines that the actions of an insurer are egregious, the director may introduce and use the document in any administrative proceeding or civil action under the Insurance Code. The director may require that an insurer submit an insurance compliance self-evaluative audit document for the purpose of an examination or investigation conducted under this chapter. An insurer may also voluntarily submit an insurance compliance self-evaluative audit document to the director.

(2) Any insurance compliance self-evaluative audit document submitted to the director under this section and in the possession of the director remains the property of the insurer and is not subject to disclosure or production under ORS 192.311 (Definitions for ORS 192.311 to 192.478) to 192.478 (Exemption for Judicial Department).

(3)(a) The director shall consider the corrective action taken by an insurer to eliminate problems identified in the insurance compliance self-evaluative audit document as a mitigating factor when determining a civil penalty or other action against the insurer.

(b) The director may, in the director’s sole discretion, decline to impose a civil penalty or take other action against an insurer based on information obtained from an insurance compliance self-evaluative audit document if the insurer has taken reasonable corrective action to eliminate the problems identified in the document.

(4) Disclosure of an insurance compliance self-evaluative audit document to a governmental agency, whether voluntarily or pursuant to compulsion of law, does not constitute a waiver of the privilege set forth in ORS 731.761 (Privileged information) for any other purpose.

(5) The director may not be compelled to produce an insurance compliance self-evaluative audit document. [2001 c.329 §4]

Chapter 731

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Vehicle service contracts sold to purchasers by motorcycle and motor vehicle dealers as constituting sale of insurance, (1978) Vol 38, p 2218

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 731—Administration and General Provisions, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors731.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 731, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano731.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.