(a) In the event of a declared catastrophe or the occurrence of an emergency situation, an insurer must notify the commissioner via an application for registration of each individual not already licensed in the state where the catastrophe has been declared or an emergency situation has occurred, that will act as an emergency independent adjuster on behalf of the insurer.
(b) A person who is otherwise qualified to adjust claims, but not already licensed in the state where the catastrophe has been declared or an emergency situation has occurred, may act as an emergency independent adjuster and adjust claims, if, within five days of deployment to adjust claims arising from the declared catastrophe or the occurrence of an emergency situation, the insurer notifies the commissioner by providing the following information in a format prescribed by the commissioner:
(1) the name of the individual;
(2) the Social Security number of the individual;
(3) the name of the insurer the independent adjuster will represent;
(4) the effective date of the contract between the insurer and independent adjuster;
(5) the catastrophe, emergency situation, or loss control number;
(6) the catastrophe or emergency situation event name; and
(7) other information the commissioner deems necessary.
(c) An emergency independent adjuster's license or registration remains in force for the period of time established by the commissioner.
The commissioner may summarily suspend or revoke the right of any person adjusting in this state under the authority of this section to continue to adjust in this state, if the commissioner finds that that person has engaged in any of the practices forbidden to a licensed adjuster under sections 72B.01 to 72B.14. Notice of such suspension or revocation may be given personally or by mail sent to the temporary address stated in the registration.
NOTE: The amendment to this section by Laws 2009, chapter 63, section 48, is effective July 1, 2010. Laws 2009, chapter 63, section 78.
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Revisor of Statutes