RS 36:681     

CHAPTER 17. DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE

§681. Department of Insurance; creation; domicile; purposes and functions

            A. The Department of Insurance is created and shall be a body corporate with the power to sue and be sued. The domicile of the department shall be in Baton Rouge.

            B. The Department of Insurance shall be responsible for performing the functions of the commissioner of insurance and such other functions as are provided by law.

            C.(1) The officers of the department shall be the commissioner of insurance; the chief deputy commissioner; the deputy commissioner for management and finance; the deputy commissioner for property and casualty; the deputy commissioner for insurance fraud; the deputy commissioner for licensing; the deputy commissioner for financial solvency; the deputy commissioner for health, life, and annuity; the deputy commissioner for public affairs; the deputy commissioner for consumer services; the deputy commissioner for consumer advocacy and diversity; the assistant commissioner of diversity and opportunity; and the executive counsel.

            (2) With the exception of the commissioner of insurance, each shall be appointed by the commissioner of insurance with the consent of the Senate and shall serve at the pleasure of the commissioner of insurance, at a salary fixed by the commissioner, which salary shall not exceed the amount approved for such position by the legislature while in session. Their duties and functions shall be determined and assigned by the commissioner of insurance and as provided in this Title. When a chief deputy commissioner is appointed, he shall be the first assistant to the commissioner appointed pursuant to Article IV, Section 13 of the Constitution of Louisiana.

            Added by Acts 1977, No. 83, §1; eff. June 22, 1977; Acts 1985, No. 520, §1; Acts 1992, No. 477, §1; Acts 1999, No. 885, §2, eff. June 30, 1999; Acts 2001, No. 184, §2, eff. July 1, 2001; Acts 2006, No. 383, §1, eff. June 15, 2006; Acts 2007, No. 222, §1, eff. July 2, 2007; Acts 2013, No. 217, §2; Acts 2015, No. 274, §2, eff. June 29, 2015.