3964.193 Confidentiality of information.

(A) Except as otherwise provided in this section, documents and information submitted by a company pursuant to sections 3964.19 to 3964.194 of the Revised Code are not subject to section 149.43 of the Revised Code, and are confidential, and may not be disclosed by the superintendent or any employee of the department of insurance without the written consent of the company.

(B) Such documents and information may be discoverable in a civil action in which the company filing the material is a party upon a finding by a court of competent jurisdiction that the information sought is relevant and necessary to the case, and the information sought is unavailable from other, nonconfidential sources.

(C) The superintendent may, at the superintendent's sole discretion, share documents that are the subject of this section with the chief deputy rehabilitator, the chief deputy liquidator, other deputy rehabilitators and liquidators, and any other person employed by, or acting on behalf of, the superintendent pursuant to Chapter 3901. or 3903. of the Revised Code, with other local, state, federal, and international regulatory and law enforcement agencies, with local, state, and federal prosecutors, and with the national association of insurance commissioners and its affiliates and subsidiaries provided that the recipient agrees to maintain the confidential or privileged status of the confidential or privileged work paper and has authority to do so.

Added by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 117, §1, eff. 9/17/2014.