Maine Revised Statutes

§167. Insurance inspections

1. Exemption.  Subject to subsection 2, the furnishing of, or failure to furnish, insurance inspection services related to, in connection with or incidental to the issuance or renewal of a policy of property or casualty insurance shall not subject the insurer, its agents, employees or service contractors to liability for damages from injury, death or loss occurring as a result of any act or omission by any person in the course of such services.
[ 1981, c. 698, §86 (AMD) .]
2. Notice required.  Subsection 1 shall not apply or be effective unless the insurer notifies the insured in writing of the provisions of this section whenever the policy is issued or renewed. The Superintendent of Insurance shall adopt a regulation specifying the contents of the notice required by this subsection and the manner in which it shall be given.
[ 1981, c. 380, §1 (NEW) .]
3. Exceptions.  This section shall not apply:
A. If the injury, loss or death occurred during the actual performance of inspection services and was proximately caused by the negligence of the insurer, its agent, employees or service contractors; [1981, c. 380, §1 (NEW).]
B. To any inspection services required to be performed under the provisions of a written service contract or defined loss prevention program; and [1981, c. 380, §1 (NEW).]
C. In any action against an insurer, its agents, employees or service contractors for damages proximately caused by the act or omission of the insurer, its agents, employees or service contractors in which it is determined that such act or omission constituted a crime, actual malice or gross negligence. [1981, c. 380, §1 (NEW).]
[ 1981, c. 380, §1 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1981, c. 380, §1 (NEW). 1981, c. 698, §86 (AMD).