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31.02.05.00.htm 31.02.05.00. Title 31 MARYLAND INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION Subtitle 02 POWERS AND DUTIES ― HEARINGS Chapter 05 Public Information Act Requests Authority: General Provisions Article, Title 4; Insurance Article, §2-109 and 2-112; Annotated Code of Maryland
31.02.05.01.htm 31.02.05.01. 01 General.. These regulations set out procedures for filing requests with the Maryland Insurance Administration for the inspection and copying of records under General Provisions Article, Title 4, Annotated Code of Maryland.
31.02.05.02.htm 31.02.05.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Act” means the Public Information Act, General Provisions Article, Title 4, Annotated Code of Maryland.2) "Administration" means the Maryland Insurance Administration.. 3) "Applicant" means a person or governmental unit that asks to inspect a public record.. 4) "Custodian" means:. a) The official custodian; or. b) An authorized person who has physical custody a
31.02.05.03.htm 31.02.05.03. 03 Applications.. A. A person or governmental unit may request to the Insurance Commissioner, in writing, to inspect or copy public records of the Administration.B. A written request shall contain:. 1) The applicant’s name;. 2) The applicant’s mailing address or electronic mail address; and. 3) A brief description of the record sought..
31.02.05.04.htm 31.02.05.04. 04 Response to Written Request.. A. If the custodian grants a written request, the custodian shall produce the record for inspection immediately, or within a reasonable period needed to retrieve the public record, not to exceed 30 days after receipt of the written request.B. If the custodian denies the written request, the custodian shall do so promptly, but not later than 30 days after receipt of the written request. Within 10 working days, the custodian shall provide
31.02.05.05.htm 31.02.05.05. 05 Records Temporarily Unavailable.. If a requested public record is in the custody and control of the custodian but is not immediately available for inspection or copying, within 10 working days after mailing the notification of the grant of a written request, the custodian shall notify the applicant and set a date and hour within a reasonable time for inspection or copying, or both.
31.02.05.06.htm 31.02.05.06. 06 Review of the Denial.. If the custodian denies a written request, the applicant may file an action with the circuit court pursuant to General Provisions Article, §4-362, Annotated Code of Maryland, without exhausting the administrative remedy under State Government Article, Title 10, Subtitle 2, Annotated Code of Maryland.
31.02.05.07.htm 31.02.05.07. 07 Disclosure Against Public Interest.. A. The official custodian may temporarily deny the request in writing, if the official custodian believes the inspection of the public record would cause substantial injury to the public interest.B. Within 10 working days of the denial, the official custodian shall petition the appropriate circuit court for an order permitting continued denial or restriction of access.C. Notice of the application filed with the circuit court shall be served o
31.02.05.08.htm 31.02.05.08. 08 Inspection of Insurance Licensing Data for Compelling Public Purpose.. A. If a compelling public purpose exists under General Provisions Article, §4-333(c)1) Annotated Code of Maryland, the custodian may permit inspection of insurance licensing data, including the application record, on individuals other than that data specified under General Provisions Article, §4-333(b) Annotated Code of Maryland, as set forth in this regulation.B. Complaints, including
31.02.05.09.htm 31.02.05.09. 09 Fees.. A. The fee schedule for copies of records is as follows:. 1) Copies. The fee for each copy is 20 cents per page if reproduction is made by a photocopying machine within the Administration. If records are not susceptible to photocopying (for example, punch cards, magnetic tape, blueprints, and microfilm) the fee for copies is based on the actual cost of reproduction.2) Diskettes. The fee for each reproduction made on compact disc or other type of diskette is $5..
31.02.05.10.htm 31.02.05.10. 10 Inspection.. A. Time of Inspection. An applicant may inspect any public record that the applicant is entitled to inspect during the normal working hours of the Insurance Administration.B. Place of Inspection. The place of inspection shall be the place where the document is located unless the custodian, after taking into account the applicant's expressed wish, determines that another place of inspection is more suitable and convenient.
31.02.05.9999.htm 31.02.05.9999. Administrative History Effective date: May 22, 1995 (22:10 Md. R. 707). Regulation .09A amended effective April 7, 1997 (24:7 Md. R. 553) ―. Chapter recodified from COMAR 09.31.09 to COMAR 31.02.05 effective September 7, 1998 (25:18 Md. R. 1439)Regulation .01 amended as an emergency provision effective November 5, 2015 (42:24 Md. R. 1503) amended permanently effective February 1, 2016 (43:2 Md. R. 128)Regulation .02B amended as an emergency provision effective November 5, 201
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