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Substitute Senate Bill No. 836

Public Act No. 03-121

AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF INSURANCE DEPARTMENT INFORMATION.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 38a-8 of the general statutes is amended by adding subsection (f) as follows (Effective October 1, 2003):

(NEW) (f) The commissioner shall maintain, as confidential, information obtained, collected or prepared in connection with examinations, inspections or investigations, and complaints from the public received by the Insurance Department if such records are protected from disclosure under federal law or state statute or, in the opinion of the commissioner, such records would disclose, or would reasonably lead to the disclosure of: (1) Investigative information the disclosure of which would be prejudicial to such investigation, until such time as the investigation is concluded; or (2) personal, financial or medical information concerning a person who has filed a complaint or inquiry with the Insurance Department, without the written consent of the person or persons to whom the information pertains.

Approved June 18, 2003