Notice to suppliers of information, 2.10
Adopted and Filed
Rule making related to notice to suppliers of information
The Insurance Division hereby amends Chapter 2, "Public Records and Fair Information Practices," Iowa Administrative Code.
Legal Authority for Rule Making
This rule making is adopted under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 22.11.
State or Federal Law Implemented
This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code section 22.11.
Purpose and Summary
This rule making is part of the Division's rule review process and expands recently adopted rule 191—2.10(17A,22). The subrules adopted in this rule making provide for the statutorily permitted notice to certain suppliers of information pursuant to Iowa Code section 22.11(1)"f." Also, the subrules cover applicants; licensees; Division investigations and regulatory and administrative functions; and other legal processes.
Public Comment and Changes to Rule Making
Notice of Intended Action for this rule making was published in the Iowa Administrative Bulletin on January 1, 2020, as ARC 4840C. No public comments were received.
Subrule 2.10(6) has been modified to clarify the scope and purpose of the notice to suppliers of information.
Adoption of Rule Making
This rule making was adopted by Douglas M. Ommen, Iowa Insurance Commissioner, on February 6, 2020.
This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.
After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.
The Division's general waiver provisions of 191—Chapter 4 apply to these rules.
Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee
The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rule making by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rule making at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).
This rule making will become effective on April 1, 2020.
The following rule-making action is adopted:
Adopt the following new subrules 2.10(1) to 2.10(6):
2.10(1) Notice. The notice shall generally be given at the first contact with the division and need not be repeated. Where appropriate, the notice may be given to a person's legal or personal representative. Notice may be withheld in an emergency or when it would compromise the purpose of a department investigation.
2.10(2) License and examination applicants. License and examination applicants are requested to supply a wide range of information depending on the qualifications for licensure or sitting for an examination, as provided by division statutes, rules and application forms. Failure to provide requested information may result in denial of the application. Some requested information, such as social security numbers, home addresses, examination scores, and criminal histories, is confidential under state or federal law, but most of the information contained in license or examination applications is treated as public information, freely available for public examination.
2.10(3) License renewal. Licensees are requested to supply a wide range of information in connection with license renewal, including continuing education information, criminal history and disciplinary actions, as provided by division statutes, rules and application forms, both on paper and electronically. Failure to provide requested information may result in denial of the application. Most information contained on renewal applications is treated as public information freely available for public examination, but some information may be confidential under state or federal law.
2.10(4) Investigations. Persons and entities regulated by the division are required to respond to division requests for information as part of the investigation of a complaint or inquiry. Failure to timely respond may result in disciplinary action against the person or entity to which the request is made. Information provided in response to such a request is confidential pursuant to Iowa Code, including but not limited to Iowa Code section 502.607(2), 505.8(8)"a," 507E.5, or 523A.803, but may become public if introduced at a hearing which is open to the public, contained in a final order, or filed with a court of judicial review.
2.10(5) Discovery request, subpoenas, and investigations. Notice need not be given in connection with discovery requests in litigation or administrative proceedings, subpoenas, investigations of possible violations of law or similar demands for information.
2.10(6) Other requested information. In general, pursuant to state or federal law, the division requests information necessary for its regulation of insurance, securities, and regulated industries that is required to be provided to the division. This required information may be shared outside the division when required by state or federal law or division rules. Failure of a regulated entity or person to provide this information may result in the denial of the licensure or regulatory approval, as appropriate, for which the information was requested.
[Filed 2/6/20, effective 4/1/20]
Editor's Note: For replacement pages for IAC, see IAC Supplement 2/26/20.