RS 40:1425     

§1425. Receipt of information; immunity from liability

            A. Any insurer providing information to an authorized representative of the unit pursuant to this Subpart shall have the right to request relevant information and receive the information requested within thirty days.

            B. There shall be no cause of action in the nature of defamation, libel, slander, invasion of privacy, negligence, or any other cause of action against any person furnishing information concerning any suspected, anticipated, or completed criminal or fraudulent insurance act as described in this Subpart which involve any type of insurance as defined in R.S. 22:47. This immunity from liability shall apply when the information is provided to or received from a person employed by or authorized by an insurer whose activities include the investigation or reporting of suspected fraudulent insurance acts. The immunity shall apply to furnishing, disclosing, or requesting information on such suspected fraudulent insurance acts to or from the unit as to a person employed by or authorized by other insurers or insurer organizations acting in the same capacity including the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, another insurer, any federal or state governmental entity established for the purposes of detecting and preventing insurance fraud, or the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

            C. No insurer, its officers or employees, or insurance professional, nor any other person shall be subject to such cause of action for cooperating with or furnishing evidence or information regarding any suspected criminal violation to the unit.

            D. This Section shall not provide immunity for those disclosing or furnishing false information with actual malice or willful intent to injure any person.

            E. This Section shall not abrogate or modify in any way jurisprudential or statutory privileges or immunities heretofore enjoyed by any person or entity described in this Section, nor shall it authorize the unit to make public insurance company records which are proprietary in nature.

            Acts 1999, No. 1312, §4, eff. Jan. 1, 2000; Acts 2008, No. 415, §2, eff. Jan. 1, 2009.

            NOTE: See R.S. 40:1429 regarding termination date of Subpart on July 1, 2024.