|(a) Severability. If a court of competent jurisdiction
holds that any provision of this chapter or its application to any
person or circumstance is invalid for any reason, the invalidity does
not affect other provisions or applications of this chapter that can
be given effect without the invalid provision or application. To this
end, all provisions of this chapter are severable.
(b) Effect of rules. The sections in this chapter are
prescribed to govern the performance of appropriate statutory and
regulatory functions and are not to be construed as limitations on
the exercise of statutory authority by the commissioner of insurance.
(c) Effective date. This chapter is effective on August
1, 2017. Actions taken before the effective date of this chapter are
governed by the regulations in effect on the date the action was taken,
and the former regulations are continued in effect for that purpose.