2017 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 59A - Insurance Code
Article 13 - Adjusters
Section 59A-13-13 - Prohibited conduct regarding the adjustment and repair of property damage.
59A-13-13. Prohibited conduct regarding the adjustment and repair of property damage.
A. An adjuster may not adjust a loss related to physical damage of a property on which the adjuster is also a contractor, acts as a contractor or is employed as a contractor, including a roofing contractor, building contractor or plumbing contractor, or otherwise provides building repairs or products, including building or plumbing repairs or products, for compensation or is a controlling person in a business relating to such contracting.
B. A contractor or a roofing contractor may not act as an adjuster or advertise to adjust claims for any property for which the contractor is providing or may provide roofing, building, plumbing or other contractor services, regardless of whether the contractor is a licensed adjuster.
C. In those instances in which an adjuster who is also a contractor is performing either as an adjuster or as a contractor on behalf of an insured, the adjuster shall provide the insured with a disclaimer, on a form promulgated by the superintendent and signed by the adjuster, indicating in which of these two capacities the adjuster is serving the insured and affirming that the adjuster is not serving the insured in the other capacity. The adjuster shall retain copies of such signed disclaimers and make them available to the superintendent upon the superintendent's request.
History: Laws 2017, ch. 76, 7.