Section 626.8463, Florida Statutes 2001
626.8463 Witnesses and evidence.--
(1) As to the subject of any examination, investigation, or hearing being conducted by him or her under s. 624.5015, ss. 626.8417-626.847, or s. 627.791, an examiner appointed by the Department of Insurance may administer oaths, examine and cross-examine witnesses, and receive oral and documentary evidence and shall have the power to subpoena witnesses, compel their attendance and testimony, and require by subpoena the production of books, papers, records, files, correspondence, documents, or other evidence which the examiner deems relevant to the inquiry.
(2) Subpoenas shall be served, and proof of such service made, in the same manner as if issued by a circuit court. Witness fees and mileage, if claimed, shall be allowed the same as for testimony in a circuit court.
(3) If a person refuses to comply with any such subpoena or to testify as to any matter concerning which the person may be lawfully interrogated, the circuit court in and for Leon County, or the county in which such examination, investigation, or hearing is being conducted, or the county in which such person resides, upon application by the department, may issue an order requiring such person to comply with the subpoena and to testify. A person who fails to obey such an order of the court may be punished by the court for contempt.
(4) A person who willfully testifies falsely under oath as to any matter material to any such examination, investigation, or hearing is guilty of perjury and shall be punished accordingly.
History.--s. 20, ch. 85-185; s. 1, ch. 86-286; s. 114, ch. 92-318; s. 280, ch. 97-102.