Shanghai Bureau of Justice signing an agreement with Chinese Insurance Regulatory Commission Shanghai Bureau to jointly crack down upon "scalpers" in insurance claim-related forensic appraisal
On the afternoon of July 12, Shanghai Bureau of Justice and Chinese Insurance Regulatory Commission Shanghai Bureau jointly signed the Cooperative Agreement on Work Exchange in Insurance Claim-related Forensic Appraisal, with the aim of further strengthening information-sharing, joint law enforcement and other kinds of cooperation, more effectively cracking down upon illegal behaviors in insurance claim-related forensic appraisal, better safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of the masses, and more significantly increase forensic appraisal quality and insurance claim service level.
According to this agreement, they will conduct all-dimensional cooperation and exchange in terms of building a cooperative exchange platform, creating a counterpart liaison mechanism, setting up an information sharing mechanism, promoting information construction, building a joint law enforcement mechanism, building a clue transfer mechanism, investigating illegal behaviors, organizing training and education, and strengthening industrial self-discipline.
As emphasized by Lu Weidong, Party Secretary and Chief of Shanghai Bureau of Justice, with regard to the problem of "scalpers" in forensic appraisal, people expressed strong feelings, and Chen Yin, member of the Standing Committee of Shanghai Municipal Party Committee and Secretary of the Political and Judiciary Commission attached great importance and gave several important instructions. To crack down upon "scalpers" in forensic appraisal and guarantee objective, just and orderly forensic appraisal in insurance claim field, the two bureaus need to actively strengthen their cooperation and exchange, and continuously perfect the supervision system. The signing of this agreement will bring about a momentum of jointly cracking down "scalpers" in forensic appraisal in insurance claim field, practically maintain the normal order of forensic appraisal and insurance claim, create a new situation for forensic appraisal, and constantly improve people’s sense of achievement, security and happiness in the new era.
According to Pei Guang, Party Secretary and Chief of Chinese Insurance Regulatory Commission Shanghai Bureau, in recent years, the number of insurance claim-related forensic appraisal cases has shown a rising trend in Shanghai, and the total amount of insurance indemnities has been very large. Insurance claim-related forensic appraisal has also become an important part of forensic appraisal. In this context, it’s of vital importance to establish and perfect a smooth cooperation mechanism between forensic appraisal supervision administration and insurance supervision administration, further optimize forensic appraisal activities, try to make a success of conducting insurance claim work, and jointly crack down upon all kind of insurance fraud-related criminal offenses.
Present at the signing ceremony were Wang Xie, Deputy Chief of Shanghai Bureau of Justice; Liu Qi, member of the Party Committee and Secretary of the Commission for Discipline Inspection of Chinese Insurance Regulatory Commission Shanghai Bureau; responsible persons of related functional departments of Shanghai Bureau of Justice and Chinese Insurance Regulatory Commission Shanghai Bureau; related officials of Shanghai Insurance Association and Shanghai Center against Insurance Fraud; and leaders of eight major insurance companies in Shanghai.
According to news, since the beginning of this year, based on large-scale surveys, Shanghai Bureau of Justice has taken a problem-oriented approach to solve the most urgent and most frequently complained problems, and adopt a series of measures to energetically strengthen supervision over the forensic appraisal industry and further promote its orderly development.
Perfecting the unified forensic appraisal administration system
The plan for carrying out the Implementation Opinions to Improve the Unified Forensic Appraisal Administration System has been prepared, and deliberated and passed by the reform deepening group of Shanghai Municipal Party Committee. A local legislation survey plan has been drafted to actively promote the local legislation work in the forensic appraisal industry.
Enhancing forensic appraisal quality and credibility
A formal agreement has been signed with the Institute of Forensic Appraisal Science to launch an intelligent forensic appraisal project. A joint conference on governance work in the forensic appraisal industry has also been held jointly with ten departments, including the Higher People's Court of Shanghai Municipality, the Higher People’s Procuratorate of Shanghai Municipality, Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision and so forth, with the purpose of conducting the joint rectification of scalpers in forensic appraisal.
Strengthen the construction of Forensic Appraisal Industry Association
Shanghai Association of Forensic Science will be guided to establish the codes of conduct for practice, the measures for penalty of members, the regulations on the rewards and commendations of members and other systems in series, so as to strengthen industry self-discipline construction.
Reinforce appraisal access management through strict check-up for approval
As regards an appraisal institution applying for engaging in the single appraisal business, access audit shall be tightened to specify and detail the requirements on related specialties. Appraisal institutions and appraisers which have obtained qualifications shall receive comprehensive audit.
Intensify investigation and prosecution and regulate appraisal activities
After sorting out the situation of forensic appraisal complaint-handling in recent years, a full investigation shall be conducted on complaint grounds, appraisal types and so forth to specify ten aspects in need of intensive governance, so as to further regulate forensic appraisal activities.