.01 Purpose and Scope.

The purpose of this chapter is to ensure protection of the public interest by providing for the evaluation of the suitability of certain individuals who exercise control of any substantial portion of certain entities that do insurance business in the State, including an insurer, health maintenance organization, managed care organization, fraternal benefit society, nonprofit health service plan, and dental plan organization. This chapter does not apply to workers’ compensation self-insurance groups organized pursuant to Insurance Article, Title 25, Subtitle 3, Annotated Code of Maryland.