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 the number, nature, and administrative status of the complaints, against the individual who is the subject of the insurance licensing record may be disclosed if the person requesting the disclosure:

(1) Has entered into a contract or is employing the services of the insurance licensee who is the subject of the request;

(2) Contemplates entering into a contract or employing the services of the insurance licensee who is the subject of the request;

(3) Has filed a complaint against the individual who is the subject of the insurance licensing record and the request is limited to those documents relating to this complaint.

C. A document relating to insurance licensing data, including the application record, on the individual who is the subject of the insurance licensing record may be disclosed if the person requesting the disclosure is affiliated with:

(1) A federal, state, local, or other law enforcement agency, and has requested the inspection for law enforcement or prosecutorial purposes; or

(2) An out-of-State insurance department where the insurance licensee is licensed, has sought licensure, or is believed to be conducting an insurance business without a license.