5.0 METHODS OF OPERATION
A. "Company or Agent Procedure". Under this procedure, the Insurer or Agent examines title and handles settlement and issues a Commitment and/or policy. The Charges for policies issued under this procedure are set forth in Section 5.50 of this Manual.
B. "Approved Attorney Procedure". Under this procedure, the Approved Attorney certifies the title to the Insurer or Agent on a preliminary report of title based upon the Approved Attorney's examination of title. "Examination" for purposes of this section is the process of abstracting or searching or causing an abstract or search to be made of the appropriate public records for those matters affecting title to a specific parcel of land, examining the results thereof, and reporting such results and conclusions to the Insurer or its Agent in a preliminary report of title. The Insurer or its Agent, in reliance upon such report, may issue a Commitment and the Approved Attorney may conduct a settlement or closing based upon such report and Commitment. Subsequently, the title insurance policy shall be issued by the Insurer or Agent based upon the Approved Attorney's final certificate of title. In certain cases an Approved Attorney may submit only a final certificate of title to the Insurer or Agent, and based upon such certificate the Insurer or Agent may issue the title insurance policy. The Charge by Insurer for policies issued under this procedure are set forth in Section 5.51 of this Manual.
C. The charge for the search, examination of title and the settlement by the Approved Attorney is not governed by this Manual.