(a) In the event of a state of emergency, a person who is otherwise qualified to adjust claims, but is not already licensed as an independent adjuster in this state, may act as an emergency independent adjuster and adjust claims for an insurer in this state in accordance with this section.
(b) The insurer shall file with the commissioner a registration of each individual that will act as an emergency independent adjuster on behalf of the insurer within five days of deployment to adjust claims arising from the state of emergency.
(c) The registration shall be in a format prescribed by the commissioner and shall provide the following information:
(1) Name of the individual.
(2) Social Security number of the individual.
(3) Name of insurer the independent adjuster will represent.
(4) Effective date of the contract between the insurer and independent adjuster.
(5) Catastrophe or loss control number.
(6) Catastrophe event name.
(7) Any other information the commissioner deems necessary.
(d) An emergency independent adjuster's registration shall remain in force for a period not to exceed 90 days unless extended by the commissioner.
(e) At the time of registration, the commissioner shall collect from the insurer a fee set by the commissioner not to exceed fifty dollars ($50) for each emergency independent adjuster registered. The fee shall be deposited in the State Treasury to the credit of the Insurance Department Fund.
(f) The commissioner may establish by rule any additional standards or procedures necessary to allow for the registration of emergency independent adjusters in this state in accordance with this section.
(g) A registered emergency independent adjuster shall be subject to Sections 27-9A-12, 27-9A-14, 27-9A-15, and Chapter 12 of this title to the same extent as if licensed as an independent adjuster in this state.