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( Division 5 added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1190, Sec. 11. )

CHAPTER 3. EmergencyDisasterAssessment [16000 - 16032]

( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 510, Sec. 1. )

ARTICLE 3. Adjuster Identification [16020 - 16022]
( Article 3 added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 510, Sec. 1. )


The commissioner, in consultation with the Office of Emergency Services and other emergency service agencies, shall establish a method for identification of representatives of insurers.

(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 352, Sec. 398. (AB 1317) Effective September 26, 2013. Operative July 1, 2013, by Sec. 543 of Ch. 352.)


(a)In accordance with the methods established under Section 16020, the commissioner shall issue identification badges to each insurer insuring property in the state. The insurer shall be responsible for the distribution of the identification badges to appropriate insurer representatives. The identification badges shall permit access to disaster areas as soon as determined safe and practical by the incident commander.

(b)The purpose of the identification badges is to enable the incident commander and state and local law enforcement officials to identify the representatives of insurers for purposes of access to disaster areas, and the badges shall not be used as identification for other purposes. The badges shall include in bold lettering larger than the other identifying information a statement that the bearer is not a state employee or public official, and does not possess any governmental authority.

(Added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 510, Sec. 1. Effective September 15, 1998.)


The commissioner shall distribute identification badges to insurance adjusters for the purpose of identifying persons who should be given access to disaster areas. Every insurer shall maintain a list of adjusters that have been assigned to work in the disaster area.

(Added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 510, Sec. 1. Effective September 15, 1998.)