TO: All Concerned Parties
FROM: Stephen A. Veiga
RE:
Advisory Ruling 2002-01
Appraisal Supplement Procedures
DATE: January 24, 2002

The Auto Damage Appraiser Licensing Board ("Board") at its January 23, 2002 meeting passed a motion regarding the treatment of supplemental appraisals in instances when the initial appraisal has been written in another state with a different labor rate.

In accordance with section 2.04 (1)(h) - Supplemental Appraisals of Regulation 212 CMR 2.00 a supplemental appraisal is limited to additional damage parts or damage that could not have been reasonably anticipated at the time of the initial appraisal.

In instances when the initial appraisal has been written in another state with a different labor rate an insurance company appraiser doing a supplemental appraisal request shall not affect the initial appraisal in any material manner. The supplement request shall be written in accordance with Massachusetts regulations. A company appraiser must focus only on the additional damaged parts and the damage not reasonably anticipated while doing the supplementary appraisal.