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Rating organizationsMembers and subscribersAppeal to commissioner.

(1) Any member of or subscriber to a rating organization may appeal to the commissioner from the rating organization's action or decision in approving or rejecting any proposed change in or addition to the rating organization's filings. The commissioner shall, after a hearing on the appeal:
(a) Issue an order approving the rating organization's action or decision or directing it to give further consideration to such proposal; or
(b) If the appeal is from the rating organization's action or decision in rejecting a proposed addition to its filings, the commissioner may, upon finding that the action or decision was unreasonable, issue an order directing the rating organization to make an addition to its filings, on behalf of its subscribers, in a manner consistent with the commissioner's findings, within a reasonable time after the issuance of such order.
(2) If such appeal is based upon the rating organization's failure to make a filing on behalf of such subscriber which is based on a system of expense provisions that differs from the system of expense provisions included in a filing made by the rating organization, the commissioner shall, if the appeal is granted, order the rating organization to make the requested filing for use by the appellant.
(3) In deciding the appeal the commissioner shall apply the standards set forth in RCW 48.29.143 and 48.29.147 for rate filings, and the standards set forth in RCW 48.18.100 and 48.18.110 for form filings.
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