LSA-R.S. 22:1706 – Formerly cited as LA R.S. 22:1210.106 : § 1706. Standards of conduct of public adjuster
Effective: August 1, 2012
A. A public adjuster is obligated, under his license, to serve with objectivity and complete loyalty to the interest of his insured alone and to render to the insured such information and service, as within the knowledge, understanding, and good faith of the licensee, as will best serve the insured’s insurance claim needs and interest.
F. A public adjuster shall not solicit employment for or otherwise solicit engagement, directly or indirectly, for or on behalf of any attorney at law, contractor, or subcontractor, in connection with any loss or damage with respect to which such adjuster is concerned or employed. Nothing in this Part shall be interpreted to prevent a public adjuster from recommending a particular attorney, contractor or subcontractor; however, the public adjuster is prohibited from collecting any fee, compensation, or thing of value for such referral.
G. A public adjuster shall not solicit or accept any compensation, direct or indirect, from, by, or on behalf of any contractor or subcontractor engaged by or on behalf of any insured by which such adjuster has been, is, or will be employed or compensated, directly or indirectly.
(8) A public adjuster shall not engage in the unauthorized practice of law as defined in R.S. 37:212 and 213.
(10) A public adjuster shall not act as an appraiser or umpire pursuant to the appraisal provisions of R.S. 22:1311 or any similar provision of a policy of insurance if that public adjuster is adjusting or has adjusted all or any part of the claim, or both, or property subject to that appraisal provision.
<Acts 2008, No. 415, § 1 amended and reenacted Title 22 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, the Louisiana Insurance Code, and directed the Louisiana State Law Institute to redesignate the provisions of Title 22, formerly comprised of R.S. 22:1 to 22:3311, into a new format and numbering scheme comprised of R.S. 22:1 to 22:2371, without changing the substance of the provisions.>
<Sections 2 and 3 of Act 415 provide:>
<“Section 2. The Louisiana State Law Institute is hereby directed to change any citations, Chapters, Parts, Subparts, or other references contained in the current provisions of Title 22 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950 or in any other Title or Code of the Revised Statutes to reflect the new citations, Chapters, Parts, Subparts, or other references found in this Act.>
<“Section 3. This Act shall become effective on January 1, 2009”.>
<Statutory references in italic and historical notes and notes of decisions written before 2008 conform to the Title 22 numbering scheme as it existed prior to the complete renumbering of Title 22 by Acts 2008, No. 415. For Title 22 provisions as renumbered in 2008, see the Disposition Table at the beginning of this volume.>
HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTES
- Acts 2011, No. 94, § 1, in subsec. F, in the first sentence, inserted a comma after “contractor”; and in the second sentence, substituted “in this Part” for “herein”.
- Acts 2012, No. 309, § 1 added par. (H)(10).
LSA-R.S. 22:1706, LA R.S. 22:1706
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