§ 62.1. Definitions.

 The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

   Act—The Motor Vehicle Physical Damage Appraiser Act (63 P. S. § §  851—863).

   Aftermarket crash part—A nonoriginal equipment manufacturer (non-OEM) replacement part, either new or used, for any of the nonmechanical parts that generally constitute the exterior of the motor vehicle, including inner and outer panels.

   Appraisal

     (i)   A written monetary estimate of physical damage sustained to a motor vehicle when the making of the estimate is assigned in order to allow the return of the vehicle to its predamaged condition.

     (ii)   The term includes estimates made by the insurer, its employes, its agents or related entities or individuals or entities assigned to make the estimate.

   Appraiser—A natural person in this Commonwealth who makes appraisals of motor vehicle physical damage.

   Commissioner—The Insurance Commissioner of the Commonwealth.

   Consumer—The owner of the motor vehicle which has sustained damage or the owner’s representative.

   Dealer—An individual licensed, active and knowledgeable in the sale of used motor vehicles similar to that being appraised.

   Insurer—All companies, associations and exchanges engaged in the insurance business of insurance companies and self-insurers.

   Motor vehicle—A motorized device, including a trailer attached thereto, in, upon or by which a person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a public highway.

   Predamaged condition—The function and appearance of the motor vehicle just prior to when the damage in question was sustained.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  62.1 amended under sections 206, 506, 1501 and 1502 of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. § §  66, 186, 411 and 412); section 320 of The Insurance Department Act of 1921 (40 P. S. §  443); and the Motor Vehicle Physical Damage Appraiser Act (63 P. S. § §  851—863).

Source

   The provisions of this §  62.1 amended May 10, 1974, 4 Pa.B. 916; amended October 22, 1999, effective October 23, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 5511. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (254585).

Cross References

   This section cited in 31 Pa. Code §  146a.2 (relating to definitions); and 31 Pa. Code §  146b.2 (relating to definitions).



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