Motor Vehicle Damage Appraisers
§ 27-10.1-1.1 Emergency licenses.
(a) Notwithstanding any of the provisions of this chapter, the commissioner may
permit an experienced motor vehicle appraiser to act as a motor vehicle
physical damage appraiser in this state without a Rhode Island license if:
(1) The appraiser is either a licensed appraiser in another
state which requires a license or regularly appraises motor vehicle damage in
another state where such licensing is not required and works for an insurance
company authorized to do business in Rhode Island; and
(2) He or she is engaged in emergency insurance appraisal
work during the period of emergency only, as determined by the commissioner.
(b) The experienced appraiser may work in this state either
for an employer who is an appraiser licensed by this state, or for a regular
employer of one or more appraisers licensed by this state, or for an insurance
company authorized to do business in this state; provided, that the employer or
insurer shall furnish to the commissioner a notice, in writing or
electronically, promptly after the beginning of any emergency insurance
appraisal work. The appraiser may appraise claims within or outside the state.
Emergency licenses permitted under this section shall not exceed one hundred
twenty (120) days, unless extended by the commissioner.
(c) As used in this section, "emergency insurance appraisal
work" means and includes, but is not limited to, appraisal of motor vehicle
damage during the term of an emergency license following an event or
catastrophe, as determined by the commissioner, based on consumer need or
demand, or a state of disaster declared by the governor of the state of Rhode
Island or by the president of the United States under applicable federal law.
History of Section.
(P.L. 2012, ch. 298, § 3; P.L. 2012, ch. 329, § 3.)