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General Counsel

Chasity O'Steen

Deputy General Counsel

Gregory Venz



Office of the
General Counsel

200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL
32399-0318

DFS Rulemaking Workshops and Hearings

Below is a list of upcoming rulemaking workshops and hearings.  Click on the rule number to view the notice of Proposed Rule Development or Notice of Proposed Rule. The contact person’s information is listed for each scheduled rule workshop or hearing.  You may call or email the contact person for additional information pertaining to the rule.

To view the standard format used to announce a scheduled event, please click on the following link: Generic Agenda for rulemaking workshops or hearings.

This page was last updated: 04/21/2017.

 

Rule Number & Title

69B-186.010

Unlawful Rebates as Inducements Related to Title Insurance Transactions

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Room 116, Larson Building
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule:

The existing rule is amended to conform with statute regarding unfair methods of competition and deceptive practices in the transaction of title insurance. The proposed rule clarifies that, except as otherwise permitted under paragraph 626.9541(1)(h), F.S., the reimbursement or reduction of any premium, costs, or fees in a contract for the placement of title insurance, or the provision of any non-specified benefit or valuable consideration that also serves as an inducement in the placement of title insurance, is an unlawful rebate. The proposed rule also revises the existing rule’s title to reflect the changes discussed above. The proposed rule is renumbered and includes additional technical changes.

Contact Attorney

Division of Insurance Agent and Agency Services
Matthew Guy (850)413-5418
Matthew.Guy@MyFloridaCFO.com

Fijman

Rule Number & Title

69K-5.002
69K-5.0021
69K-5.0022
69K-5.0026
69K-5.009

69K-5.011
69K-5.013

 

Application for Preneed License
Application for Preneed License Branch Office License
Applications for Transfer of a Preneed License
Preneed License Renewal
Regulatory Standards for Evaluating Applications by the Board
Preneed Sales Agent Renewal
Procedure for Report of Identification for an Exempt Cemetery

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

Tuesday, May 2nd
@ 10:30 a.m.

111 W. Madison Street
Pepper Building, Room 320
Tallahassee

Summary of Rule:

Rules 69K-5.002, 69K-5.0021, and 69K-5.0022, F.A.C., are modified to update the application costs, pursuant to subsection 497.140(6), Florida Statutes (F.S.), which adds a “special unlicensed activity fee of $5.”  Rule 69K-5.0022, F.A.C., is modified in subsection (3) to align with statutory requirements in paragraph 497.453(2)(f), F.S.  Also, the last two sentences of paragraph (3)(c) are modified to reflect that they apply to all three paragraphs in subsection 69K-5.0022(3), F.A.C., and the remaining subsections are renumbered.  Further, the forms in Rules 69K-5.0021, 69K-5.0022, 69K-5.0026, and 69K-5.013, F.A.C., were previously added to the forms rule, Rule 69K-1.001, F.A.C.; thus these rules are modified to remove redundant date and incorporation information.  Rule 69K-5.009, F.A.C., is modified to update cemetery site acreage requirements.  For Rule 69K-5.011, F.A.C., the modification clarifies the electronic filing process according to subsection 497.141(13), F.S.

Contact Attorney

Division of Funeral, Cemetery, and Consumer Services
Ellen Simon (850)413-3620
Ellen.Simon@myfloridacfo.com

Kamm

Rule Number & Title

69B-250.001
69B-250.002
69B-250.003

Purpose and Scope
Qualifications of Mediators
Penalties for Violation of Section 627.745, F.S.

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing

Tuesday, May 9th
@ 10:30 a.m.

Larson Bldg., Rm 116
200 E. Gaines Street
Tallahassee

Purpose and Effect:

The Department of Financial Services (DFS) administers two insurance claim mediation programs.  The first program is for property insurance claims (homeowner and commercial residential) pursuant to Section 627.7015, F.S., and the second is for automobile insurance claims pursuant to Section 627.745, F.S.  The mediators must be approved by the DFS to conduct such mediations.  The requirements for approval as a DFS mediator in paragraph 627.745(3)(b), F.S., were amended in 2014 to allow an individual who possesses an active certification as a Florida Supreme Court certified circuit court mediator to qualify as a DFS mediator.  The amendment also grandfathered in current and active DFS mediators if they conducted at least one mediation for the DFS from July 1, 2010, through July 1, 2014.  Paragraph 627.7015(4)(b), F.S., was amended to require the DFS to adopt rules for the denial of applications, suspension, revocation, and other penalties for mediators as provided in Section 627.745, F.S., and the Florida Rules for Certified and Court-Appointed Mediators.  Subsection 627.745(4), F.S., sets forth the grounds for the denial of an application and for the suspension or revocation of the approval of a mediator.

Contact Attorney

Division of Insurance Agent and Agency Services
Matt Tamplin (850) 413-5496
Matt.Tamplin@myfloridacfo.com

Karniewicz

Rule Number & Title

69G-20.041

Division of Unclaimed Property Reporting Instructions

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

May 17, 2017
@ 9:30 a.m.

Room B103, Fletcher Building
101 Gaines Street
Tallahassee

Summary of Rule:

The purpose of the proposed rule is to update and clarify the requirements for reporting and remitting unclaimed property to the Department.

Contact Attorney

Division of Unclaimed Property
Phillip Carlton (850)413-5570
Phillip.Carlton@MyFloridaCFO.com

Baker

Rule Number & Title

69L-8.071

69L-8.072

69L-8.073

69L-8.074

Materials for use with the Florida Workers’ Compensation Health Care Provider Reimbursement Manual
Materials for use with the Florida Workers’ Compensation Reimbursement Manual for Ambulatory Surgical Centers
Materials for use with the Florida Workers’ Compensation Hospital Reimbursement Manual
Materials for Use Throughout Rule Chapter 69L-7, F.A.C.

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
@ 1:00 P.M.

Room 102, Hartman Building
2012 Capitol Circle Southeast
Tallahassee, Florida

Purpose and Effect:

The proposed rules incorporate updated versions of currently adopted resource materials utilized in the determination and reimbursement of the costs of medical care provided to Florida’s injured employees. The proposed rules promote the efficient delivery of medical care to Florida’s injured employees by reducing the potential for errors and delays resulting from the use of dated materials.

Contact Attorney

Division of Workers' Compensation
Theresa Pugh (850) 413-1721
Theresa.Pugh@MyFloridaCFO.com

Fijman