California Regulations 10106.5 724

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§ Civil Penalty Investigation

Notwithstanding Sections 10106 and 10107 of these regulations, if the Audit Unit has information indicating the possible existence of claims handling practices which would be assessable as a civil penalty under Labor Code Section 129.5(e), it may conduct an investigation and/or audit pursuant to Labor Code Sections 129 and 129.5. The Audit Unit may also utilize the provisions of Government Code Sections 11180 through 11191 as the delagee of the Administrative Director's powers as a department head.

The Audit Unit shall report any suspected fraudulent activity uncovered during an audit and/or investigation to the appropriate law enforcement agencies, including but not limited to the Department of Insurance Fraud Bureau and the appropriate District Attorney having jurisdiction over the audit subject.

Note: Authority cited: Sections 129.5, 133 and 5307.3, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 11180 through 11191, Government Code. Sections 59, 60, 111, 124, 129, and 129.5, Labor Code.