Subdivision 1. Generally.
This chapter shall be administered by the commissioner of
Subd. 2. Responsibilities of department.
It is unlawful for the commissioner or any of the
commissioner's officers or employees to use for personal benefit any information which is filed
with or obtained by the commissioner and which is not generally available to the public. Nothing
in this chapter authorizes the commissioner or any of the commissioner's officers or employees
to disclose any confidential information except among themselves or to other administrators or
regulatory authorities, or when necessary or appropriate in a proceeding or investigation under this
chapter. No provision of this chapter either creates any privilege or derogates from any privilege
which exists at common law or otherwise when documentary or other evidence is sought under a
subpoena directed to the commissioner or any of the commissioner's officers or employees.
Subd. 3. Public documents.
All applications and other documents filed with the
commissioner under this chapter shall be open to public inspection in accordance with rules
prescribed by the commissioner. The commissioner may publish information filed with the
commissioner or obtained by the commissioner if, in the judgment of the commissioner, the
action is in the public interest.
Subd. 4. Document filing.
A document is filed when it is received by the commissioner.
Subd. 5. Register of filing.
The commissioner shall keep a register of all filings which are or
have ever been effective under this chapter and all denial, suspension, revocation, and other orders
which have been entered under this chapter. The register shall be open for public inspection.
Subd. 6. Copies.
The commissioner upon request shall furnish to any person at a reasonable
charge photostatic or other copies, certified under the seal of office if certification is requested, of
any entry in the register or any order or other document on file in the commissioner's office. Any
copy so certified is admissible in evidence under section
Subd. 7. Service of orders.
Orders of the commissioner shall be served by mailing a copy
by certified mail to the most recent address of the recipient of the order as it appears in the files
of the commissioner. Subpoenas shall be served in the same manner as provided in civil actions
in the district courts.
History: 1985 c 129 s 24; 1986 c 444; 1987 c 154 s 8,9