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31.02.06.00.htm 31.02.06.00. Title 31 MARYLAND INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION Subtitle 02 POWERS AND DUTIES ― HEARINGS Chapter 06 Procedures for Quasi-Legislative Hearings Authority: Health-General Article, §19-713; Insurance Article, §2-109, 2-203, 4-309, 11-502, 12-203, 12-204, 12-205, 13-110, 13-111, and 4-126; State Government Article, §6.5-103 and 6.5-203; Annotated Code of Maryland
31.02.06.01.htm 31.02.06.01. 01 Scope.. A. This chapter applies to quasi-legislative hearings that the Insurance Commissioner conducts to gather information before making a decision or taking an action.B. This chapter does not apply to contested case hearings..
31.02.06.02.htm 31.02.06.02. 02 Relation to Other Laws.. The procedural requirements of this chapter are in addition to the procedural requirements of any other applicable provision of law.
31.02.06.03.htm 31.02.06.03. 03 Notice of Hearing.. A notice of a hearing held under this chapter shall include:. A. The time and location of the hearing;. B. The purpose of the hearing; and. C. Any other information required by applicable law..
31.02.06.04.htm 31.02.06.04. 04 Conduct and Control of Hearing.. The Insurance Commissioner or a designee of the Insurance Commissioner shall determine the conduct of a hearing held under this chapter, including:A. The order of presentation; and. B. Time limits for questions and testimony..
31.02.06.05.htm 31.02.06.05. 05 Testimony.. A. The Insurance Commissioner or a designee of the Insurance Commissioner may:. 1) Request the attendance of persons to testify or the production of documents;. 2) Issue a subpoena requiring the attendance of persons to testify or the production of documents; and3) Require testimony to be given under oath.. B. The Insurance Commissioner or a designee of the Insurance Commissioner shall give all persons present who wish to testify an opportunity to do so,
31.02.06.06.htm 31.02.06.06. 06 Transcript.. A. At the discretion of the Maryland Insurance Administration and unless otherwise required by law, the Administration or a court reporter service shall stenographically record verbatim or tape record a hearing held under this chapter.B. If a court reporter service records the hearing, a person who desires a copy of a transcript of the recording may purchase a copy from the court reC. If an employee of the Maryland Insurance Administration records the hearing:.
31.02.06.07.htm 31.02.06.07. 07 Record.. A. The Insurance Commissioner or a designee of the Insurance Commissioner controls the record of a hearing held under this chapter.B. The Insurance Commissioner or a designee of the Insurance Commissioner shall assemble a record that consists of:1) The notice of the hearing;. 2) Exhibits and documents entered into the record;. 3) The register of all persons who attended the hearing including their names, addresses, and any affiliations relevant to the hearing;
31.02.06.08.htm 31.02.06.08. 08 Postponement and Continuance.. The Insurance Commissioner or a designee of the Insurance Commissioner has sole discretion to:. A. Postpone or continue a hearing; and. B. Keep the record open beyond the date of the hearing..
31.02.06.09.htm 31.02.06.09. 09 Judicial Review.. Unless otherwise required by law, a party who is aggrieved by a final decision issued by the Insurance Commissioner, or a designee of the Insurance Commissioner, at the conclusion of a hearing held under this chapter, may file a petition for judicial review in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City within 30 days after the date of the final decision.
31.02.06.9999.htm 31.02.06.9999. Administrative History Effective date: October 15, 2001 (28:20 Md. R. 1785).
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