.05 Appointments.

A. A bail bondsman shall:

(1) Before conducting business as a bail bondsman, be appointed by a surety insurer to provide bail bondsman services; and

(2) Comply with the requirements of Maryland Rule 4-217.

B. A surety insurer that terminates the appointment of a bail bondsman shall immediately file a written notice of the termination with the Commissioner and with the Chief Clerk of the District Court of Maryland.