171. The Groupement must establish or certify appraisal centres for the appraisal of damage sustained to automobiles.
The Groupement determines the standards on which centres certified by it may be established and operated, and the conditions on which it may withdraw certification.
Appraisal centres established or certified under this section must offer their services to every authorized insurer, and each authorized insurer must engage their services whenever possible.
The Groupement is, in addition, responsible for ensuring that the persons acting as appraisers are qualified. For that purpose, it shall establish and administer training programs and determine the minimum requirements applicable to the activity of appraiser.
1977, c. 68, s. 171; 1989, c. 47, s. 5; 1989, c. 48, s. 223.