(A) No insurer, managing general agent, or surety bail bond agent shall furnish to any person any blank form, application, stationery, business card, or other supplies to be used in soliciting, negotiating, or effecting bail bonds unless the person is licensed to act as a surety bail bond agent and is appointed by an insurer. This division does not prohibit an unlicensed employee, under the direct supervision and control of a licensed and appointed surety bail bond agent, from possessing or executing in the surety bond office, any form, other than a power of attorney, bond form, or collateral receipt, while acting within the scope of the employee's employment.
(B) An insurer that furnishes any of the supplies mentioned in division (A) of this section to any surety bail bond agent or other person not appointed by an insurer and that accepts any bail bond business from or writes any bail bond business for that surety bail bond agent or other person is liable on the bond to the same extent and in the same manner as if the surety bail bond agent or other person had been appointed or authorized by an insurer to act in its behalf.
Cite as R.C. § 3905.931
History. Effective Date: 10-09-2001