If a violation of section 3901.20 of the Revised Code has caused, is causing, or is about to cause substantial and material harm, the superintendent of insurance may issue an order that the person cease and desist from any activity violating such section. Notice of the order shall be mailed by certified mail, return receipt requested, or served in any manner provided in section 3901.04 of the Revised Code, immediately after its issuance by the superintendent to the person subject to the order and to all persons known to be involved in the violation. The superintendent may thereafter publicize or otherwise make known to all interested persons that the order has been issued.
The notice shall specify the particular act, omission, practice, or transaction that is subject to the cease-and-desist order and shall set a date, not more than fifteen days after the date of the cease-and-desist order, for a hearing on the continuation or revocation of the order. The person shall comply with the order immediately upon receipt of notice of the order. The superintendent may, upon the application of a party and for good cause shown, continue the hearing. Chapter 119. of the Revised Code applies to such hearings to the extent that that chapter does not conflict with the procedures set forth in this section. The superintendent shall, within fifteen days after objections are submitted to the hearing officer's report and recommendation, issue a final order either confirming or revoking the cease-and-desist order. The final order may be appealed as provided under section 119.12 of the Revised Code. The remedy under this section is cumulative and concurrent with the remedies available under section 3901.22 of the Revised Code and may be enforced by the attorney general at the request of the superintendent as provided in division (E) of that section.
Effective Date: 01-05-1988 .