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General Counsel

Drew Parker

Deputy General Counsel

Chasity O'Steen

Deputy General Counsel

Gregory Venz



Office of the
General Counsel
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0318

Past Events Archive

Below is a list of rule chapters for which DFS has hosted a rulemaking workshop or hearing since February 19, 2013.  If you click on the rule chapter, it will expand to permit you to view all the rulemaking workshops and hearing hosted by DFS for that rule chapter.  If you click on the rule chapter again it will collapse to permit you to view another chapter.

Click here to view the schedule for upcoming workshops and hearings pertaining to rules of the DFS.  Upcoming DFS Rulemaking Workshops and Hearings

69A – Division of State Fire Marshal

2016

June

 

Rule Number & Title

69A-67.001Administration and General Requirements
69A-67.002
Scope
69A-67.003
Definitions
69A-67.004
Classes of Nonresidential Farm Buildings; Inspection Requirements
69A-67.005
Requirements for Class 1 Nonresidential Farm Buildings
69A-67.006
Alternative Firesafety Evaluation System for Class 2 Nonresidential Farm Buildings
69A-67.007
Class 3 Farm Buildings

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

June 21, 2016 @ 1:30 p.m.

Polk State College
Public Safety Center,
1251 Jim Keene Blvd.,
Winter Haven, Florida

Purpose and Effect:

The purpose of the proposed new rules is to establish the requirements and alternative firesafety provisions regarding existing nonresidential farm buildings used for agritourism activities as required under subsection 633.202(16), F.S. The rules being adopted must address the procedures for the evaluation, classification, and inspection of nonresidential farm buildings used for agritourism.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal,
Bureau of Fire Prevention,
Casia Sinco (850) 413-3620 or
Casia.Sinco@myfloridacfo.com

Baker

May

 

Rule Number & Title

69A-46.0165 - Submission of the Application for a Water-Based Fire Protection Inspector   Permit
69A-46.017 - Required Continuing Education
69A-46.030 – Definitions
69A-46.035 - Standards of the National Fire Protection Association to be Complied With
69A-46.040 - Installation Requirements for Automatic Sprinkler Systems Employing Water as  the Extinguishing Agent
69A-46.041 - Inspection Requirements for Fire Protection Systems

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing

May 31, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

3rd Floor Conference Room,
The Atrium Building,
325 John Knox Road,
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule:

The proposed rules address qualification and certification criteria relating to Water-Based Fire Protection Inspector Permits, adopt NFPA 25 standards for system inspections and the attachment of inspection tags, and define certain components of water and foam spray systems.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal,
Bureau of Fire Prevention,
Keith McCarthy (850)413-3620 or
Keith.McCarthy@myfloridacfo.com

Hayes
Rule Number & Title

69A-57.003 - Standards of the National Fire Protection Association Adopted
69A-57.004 - Occupancy Capacity of Each AFCH
69A-57.005 - Evacuation Capability
69A-57.006 - Fire Exit Drill

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

May 12, 2016 @ 9:30 AM

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

Purpose and Effect:

The purpose of this rulemaking is to address a Petition to Initiate Rulemaking to amend Rule 69A-57.003, F.A.C., filed by the Seminole County Department of Public Safety.  As well, the State Fire Marshal’s office is considering the revision of Rules 69A-57.004, 69A-57.005, and 69A-57.006, F.A.C., to more closely track the language utilized in the implementing statutes and clarify the requirements of the provisions.  Lastly, the amendments will include an update to the form adopted in Rule 69A-57.006, F.A.C.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal,
Bureau of Fire Prevention,
Casia Sinco (850)413-3620 or
Casia.Sinco@myfloridacfo.com

Hayes

April

 

Rule Number & Title

69A-37.039 – Prescribed Forms for Training and Certification.
69A-37.065 – Programs of Study and Vocational Courses.

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing

April 12, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Florida State Fire College,
Auditorium,
11655 NW Gainesville Rd,
Ocala, Florida 34482

Summary of Rule:

The rule promulgation is to establish training programs for (1) search and rescue incidents and (2) hazardous material operations.  The amendments will also adopt the forms required for these programs.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal,
Bureau of Firefighter Standards and Training,
Bill Wentlandt (352)369-2829 or
Bill.Wentlandt@MyFloridaCFO.com

Hayes
Rule Number & Title

69A-46.0165 - Submission of the Application for a Water-Based Fire Protection Inspector   Permit
69A-46.017 - Required Continuing Education
69A-46.030 – Definitions
69A-46.035 - Standards of the National Fire Protection Association to be Complied With
69A-46.040 - Installation Requirements for Automatic Sprinkler Systems Employing Water as   the Extinguishing Agent
69A-46.041 - Inspection Requirements for Fire Protection Systems

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

April 5, 2016, 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Clermont Community Center,
Room D,
620 West Montrose Street,
Clermont , Florida

Purpose and Effect:

The proposed rules update Rule Chapter 69A-46, F.A.C., on qualifying and continuing education requirements associated with the maintenance of a Water-Based Fire Protection Inspector Permit and provide for equivalent certifications. The proposed rules also provide that a contractor’s “authorized agent” may complete and sign test and inspection certificates. The proposed rules newly define various components of water and foam spray systems and adopt NFPA 25 standards regarding the frequency intervals for such systems inspections. The proposed rules also provide updated guidelines on the attachment of color-coded testing and inspection tags, revise existing forms, and delete unnecessary and obsolete references.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal,
Bureau of Fire Prevention,
Keith McCarthy (850)413-3624 or
Keith.McCarthy@myfloridacfo.com

Fijman

February


Rule Number & Title

69A-51.001 – Scope
69A-51.040 - Disciplinary Proceedings
69A-51.050 - Inspection Requirements
69A-51.075 – Repairs
69A-51.085 - Accidents

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing

February 9, 2016 - 10:00 a.m.

Conference Room 143,
Larson Bldg.,
200 E. Gaines Street, Tallahassee

Summary of Rule:

Rules 69A-51.001, .050, .075, and .085, F.A.C., are amended to delete references to undefined terms.  Rule 69A-51.085, F.A.C., is amended to provide a telephone number and email address to report boiler accidents involving personal injury or explosion to the Boiler Safety Program.  Rule 69A-51.040, F.A.C., is repealed.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Mike Burns (850)413-3614 or
Mike.Burns@myfloridacfo.com

Karniewicz

January


Rule Number & Title

69A-37.039 - Prescribed Forms for Training and Certification.
69A-37.065 - Programs of Study and Vocational Courses

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

January 22, 2016 - 1:00 PM -2:30 PM

Ocean Center,
Room 202C,
101 N Atlantic Ave.,
Daytona Beach, FL. 32118

Purpose and Effect:

The purpose of the changes to Rule 69A-37.039, F.A.C., is to introduce two new training programs for firefighters as provided in Sections 633.418 and 633.406(2), F.S.  The Florida State Fire College is required to provide professional and volunteer firefighters with essential professional instruction and training in subjects, including, hazardous materials and urban search and rescue, and other disciplines.  The proposed rule introduces a voluntary advanced training program designed for firefighters having search and rescue responsibilities. This program is based on the NFPA 1670, “Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents.”  This program is intended to prepare individuals for service as search and rescue responders in the five disciplines of Florida Urban Search and Rescue (FLUSAR).  The changes to the rule also introduce a voluntary advanced training program designed for firefighters having hazardous materials responsibilities. This program is based on NFPA 472, “Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents.”   This program is intended to prepare individuals for service as hazardous materials responders.  Rule 69A-37.039, F.A.C., will include amendments to adopt the forms necessary to implement changes being made in Rule 69A-37.065, F.A.C.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Firefighter Standards and Training
Bill Wentlandt (352)369-2829 or
Bill.Wentlandt@MyFloridaCFO.com

Hayes
Rule Number & Title

69A-70.001 – Scope
69A-70.005 - Codes Adopted
69A-70.010 - Installation Requirements

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

January 13, 2016

Division of State Fire Marshal,
3rd Floor Conference Room,
The Atrium Building,
325 John Knox Road, Tallahassee, FL

Purpose and Effect:

EFFECT: The purpose of the proposed new rules is to establish the requirements for carbon monoxide sensor devices as required under subsection 509.211(4), F.S., for public lodging establishments that contain a boiler regulated under Chapter 554, F.S.  Rule 69A-70.005, F.A.C., will adopt the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) code, NFPA-720-2012 edition, as the standard for carbon monoxide detectors in spaces or rooms of public lodging establishments that contain a boiler regulated under Chapter 554, F.S.  Rule 69A-70.010, F.A.C., additionally requires labeling and compliance with Underwriters Laboratories, Standard 2034.  An inspection certification process is also imposed.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Mike Burns (850)413-3614 or
Mike.Burns@myfloridacfo.com

Valentine

2015

November


Rule Number & Title

69A-51.001 – Scope
69A-51.050 - Inspection Requirements
69A-51.075 – Repairs
69A-51.085 - Accidents
Text of Rule

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

November 17, 2015 - 9:30 A.M.

3rd Floor Conference Room, The Atrium Building,
325 John Knox Road
Tallahassee, FL

Purpose and Effect:

The purpose of the proposed amendments is to update the rules, delete undefined terms and provide a telephone number and email address to report boiler accidents involving personal injury or explosion to the Boiler Safety Program.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Mike Burns (850)413-3614 or Mike.Burns@myfloridacfo.com

Karniewicz

October


Rule Number & Title

69A-64.005 - Adjustments to Reflect Consumer Price Index

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

October 20, 2015 - 10:00 A.M.

3rd Floor Conference Room,
The Atrium Building,
325 John Knox Road, Tallahassee, FL

Summary of Rule:

In April 2015, the CPI for All Urban Consumers decreased 0.2 percent over the last 12 months. The proposed amendments will adjust the firefighter death benefits provided in section 112.191(2), F.S., for the 2015-2016 year, based on the CPI for All Urban Consumers published by the United States Department of Labor.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Jason Fryar (850)413-3647 or
Jason.Fryar@MyFloridaCFO.com

Karniewicz

Rule Number & Title

69A-39.009 - Triennial Renewal of Firesafety Inspector and Fire Code Administrator Certification

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing

October 16, 2015 - 9:30 AM

Florida State Fire College,
Auditorium,
11655 NW Gainesville Rd,
Ocala, Florida 34482

Summary of Rule:

The continuing education hour requirement has changed to 54 hours in a four-year period.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Firefighter Standards and Training
Mike Tucker (352)369-2836 or
Mike.Tucker@MyFloridaCFO.com

Valentine

Rule Number & Title

69A-21.112 - Insurance Requirements

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing

October 14, 2015
9:30 AM

Third Floor Conference Room,
the Atrium Building,
325 John Knox Road,
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule:

Rule 69A-21.112, F.A.C., was previously amended to remove a form which required types of insurance which do not exist.  The form also included the insurance amounts.  This amendment reestablishes the coverage amounts without the problematic coverage descriptions in the now repealed forms.

Contact Attorney

Division of Fire Marshal
Bureau of Fire Prevention
Casia Sinco (850)413-3620 or
Casia.Sinco@myfloridacfo.com

Valentine

September


Rule Number & Title

69A-37.055 - Curriculum Requirements for Training Firefighter Recruits or Firefighters

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

September 16, 2015

Florida State Fire College
11655 NW Gainesville Road
Ocala, FL

Summary of Rule:

The proposed amendment will enable individuals who are enrolled in the newly combined firefighter and EMT curriculum framework to take the SFM firefighter minimum standards exam upon successful completion of the firefighter training portion of the combined curriculum.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Fire Standards & Training
Bill Wentlandt (352) 369-2915 or
bill.wentlandt@myfloridacfo.com

Karniewicz

Rule Number & Title

69A-61.001 - Initial Investigation of Fires

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

September 1, 2015
9:45AM or at the conclusion of the Rule 69A-54.006 hearing

142 Larson Building,
200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule:

This rulemaking updates the purpose statement and definition section.  Further, the word “explosion” has been added as necessary.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Fire & Arson Investigations
Joseph Steadman (850) 413-3620 or
Joseph.Steadman@myfloridacfo.com

Hayes

Rule Number & Title

69A-54.006 - Mattresses

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

September 1, 2015
9:30 AM or at the conclusion of Rule 69A-50.015, F.A.C. hearing

142 Larson Building,
200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule:

This rulemaking adopts the most current version of the applicable NFPA Standard and deletes standards and regulations that are no longer applicable.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Fire Prevention
Casia Sinco (850) 413-3620 or
Casia.Sinco@myfloridacfo.com

Hayes

Rule Number & Title
69A-50.015 - Submission Procedures
Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

September 1, 2015
9:15 AM or at the conclusion of the Rule Chapter 69A-41, F.A.C. hearing

142 Larson Building,
200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule:

This rulemaking adopts the current version of Form DFS-K3-362 and the applicable federal regulation.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Fire Prevention
Casia Sinco (850) 413-3620 or
Casia.Sinco@myfloridacfo.com

Hayes

Rule Number & Title

69A-41.103 - Standards of the National Fire Protection Association Adopted
69A-41.106 - Inspections

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

September 1, 2015
9:00 AM

142 Larson Building,
200 East Gaines Street,
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule:

This rulemaking adopts the most current version of the applicable NFPA Standard.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Fire Prevention
Casia Sinco (850) 413-3620 or
Casia.Sinco@myfloridacfo.com

Hayes

August


Rule Number & Title

69A-64.005 - Adjustments to Reflect Consumer Price Index
Text of Rule

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

August 28, 2015 - 9:30 A.M.

Division of State Fire Marshal,
3rd Floor Conference Room,
The Atrium Building,
325 John Knox Road,
Tallahassee, FL

Purpose and Effect:

The purpose of the amendment is to adjust the firefighter death benefits provided in section 112.191(2), F.S., for the 2015-2016 year based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for All Urban Consumers published by the United States Department of Labor.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Jason Fryar (850)413-3647 or
Jason.Fryar@MyFloridaCFO.com

Karniewicz

July


Rule Number & Title

69A-37.055 - Curriculum Requirements for Training Firefighter Recruits or Firefighters
Text of Rule

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

July 30, 2015
11:00 A.M. - Noon

Florida State Fire College
11655 NW Gainesville Road
Ocala, FL

Purpose and Effect:

The purpose of this rule amendment is to enable individuals who are enrolled in the newly combined firefighter and emergency medical technician (EMT) curriculum framework to take the State Fire Marshal Firefighter Minimum Standards Exam upon successful completion of the firefighter training portion of the combined curriculum.

Contact Attorney

Division of Fire Marshal
Bureau of Fire Standards & Training
Bill Wentlandt
bill.wentlandt@myfloridacfo.com

Karniewicz

Rule Number & Title

69A-61.001 - Initial Investigation of Fires

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

July 14, 2015
9:45 AM or at the conclusion of the Rule 69A-54.006 workshop

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

Purpose and Effect:

The State Fire Marshal’s office is updating the purpose statement of this rule to clarify the necessity for this rule.  As well, the changes include amendments to the definitions that will more closely track the language utilized in the implementing statute.  Lastly, the rule has been amended throughout to reflect that explosions shall be investigated in addition to fires.

Contact Attorney

Division of Fire Marshal
Bureau of Fire Prevention
Casia Sinco (850) 413-3620 or
Casia.Sinco@myfloridacfo.com

Hayes

Rule Number & Title

69A-54.006 - Mattresses

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

July 14, 2015
9:30 AM or at the conclusion of Rule 69A-50.015 workshop

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

Purpose and Effect:

The State Fire Marshal’s office is updating Rule 69A-54.006, F.A.C., to refer to the most recent editions of the NFPA Standard.  Further, the proposed amendments delete outdated standards and regulations.

Contact Attorney

Division of Fire Marshal
Bureau of Fire Prevention
Casia Sinco (850) 413-3620 or
Casia.Sinco@myfloridacfo.com

Hayes

Rule Number & Title

69A-50.015 - Submission Procedures

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

July 14, 2015
9:15 AM or at the conclusion of the Rule 69A-41, F.A.C. workshop

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

Purpose and Effect:

The State Fire Marshal’s office is updating all references to incorporated documents in Rule 69A-50.015, F.A.C., to reflect the most recent versions.  Further, the rule is being amended to make editorial changes and provide an internet address for the adopted federal regulation. 

Contact Attorney

Division of Fire Marshal
Bureau of Fire Prevention
Casia Sinco (850) 413-3620 or
Casia.Sinco@myfloridacfo.com

Hayes

Rule Number & Title

69A-41.103 - Standards of the National Fire Protection Association Adopted
69A-41-106 - Inspections

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

July 14, 2015
9:00 AM

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

Purpose and Effect:

The proposed amendments will update the rules to include the most recently adopted NFPA standards.

Contact Attorney

Division of Fire Marshal
Bureau of Fire Prevention
Casia Sinco (850) 413-3620 or
Casia.Sinco@myfloridacfo.com

Hayes

April


Rule Number & Title

69A-64.001 - Scope
69A-64.003
- Ability to Pay Benefits

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

April 22, 2015
11:00 AM (or immediately after the 9:00 AM hearing of Rule 69A-37.054, .055, .057, .060, .065 & .404, F.A.C.)

Florida State Fire College, Auditorium,
11655 NW Gainesville Rd,
Ocala, Florida 34482

Summary of Rule:

The purpose and effect of this rulemaking is the repeal of Rule 69A-64.003, F.A.C., because it is not necessary. As well, Rule 69A-64.001, F.A.C., is being amended because the definition of “employer” is in the statute and not in the rule.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Firefighter Standards and Training
Bill Wentlandt (352)369-2829 or
Bill.Wentlandt@MyFloridaCFO.com

Hayes

Rule Number & Title

69A-21.112 - Insurance Requirements

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

April 22, 2015
9:30 AM

Room 143
Larson Building,
200 East Gaines Street,
Tallahassee, Florida

Purpose and Effect:

The proposed rule provides that the insurance requirements for a fire equipment dealer subject to subparagraph 633.304(4)(d)3., F.S., are set at $300,000 for Class A or Class D licensees, $200,000 for Class B licensees, and $100,000 for Class C licensees.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Fire Prevention
Casia Sinco (850)413-3620 or
Casia.Sinco@myfloridacfo.com

Valentine

Rule Number & Title

69A-37.054 - Out of State Training – Certificate of Compliance; Special Certificate of Compliance
69A-37.055
- Curriculum Requirements for Training Firefighter Recruits or Firefighters
69A-37.057
- Roster of Students
69A-37.060
- Certification as an Approved Firefighter Recruit Training Facility
69A-37.065 - Programs of Study and Vocational Courses
69A-37.404 - Requirements for Live Fire Training for Certified Personnel

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

April 22, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Florida State Fire College
Auditorium
11655 NW Gainesville Rd
Ocala, FL

Summary of Rule:

The State Fire Marshal’s office is updating Rules 69A-37.054 and 69A-37.065, F.A.C., to conform to changes in Chapter 633, Florida Statutes. As well, Rule 69A-37.054, F.A.C., includes a provision permitting appropriately trained veterans to complete their examinations at a certified training facility. Rule 69A-37.057, F.A.C., is being amended to adopt a required roster form. Lastly, Rules 69A-37.055, 69A-37.060, and 69A-37.404, F.A.C., are being amended to correlate the rules to the most recent editions of the NFPA Standard.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Firefighter Standards and Training
Bill Wentlandt (352)369-2829 or
Bill.Wentlandt@MyFloridaCFO.com

Hayes

March


Rule Number & Title

69A-62.024 - Standards for Construction, Repair, and Maintenance of Firefighter Employee Places of Employment and Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Fire Apparatus

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

March 19, 2015 - 9:00 A.M.

Florida State Fire College
11655 NW Gainesville Road
Ocala, FLYou may participate in the hearing via teleconference by calling (850) 413-1558 and using Conference ID No. 640694.

Summary of Rule:

The proposed rule will require a firefighter employer to follow the Florida Building Code and the Florida Fire Prevention Code when constructing, altering, or repairing a fire department facility. A firefighter employer shall maintain fire department facilities in accordance with the Florida Fire Prevention Code. The rule will also require a firefighter employer to: have a written policy to maintain places of employment in a safe working condition and provide prompt correction of any safety or health hazard or code violation; inspect places of employment at least quarterly for safety and health hazards; designate firefighter employee places of employment as tobacco free; take steps to prevent the exposure of living and sleeping areas to exhaust emissions; have a written policy that prohibits contaminated components of the protective ensemble from being allowed in sleeping and living areas; have a written infection control policy if it provides emergency medical services; and have a written policy that has a schedule for the maintenance, inspection and testing of fire apparatus.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Fire Standards and Training
Bill Wentlandt (352) 369-2829 or
Bill.Wentlandt@myfloridacfo.com

Karniewicz

February

 

Rule Number & Title

69A-66.002 - Definitions
69A-66.003 - Training
69A-66.004
- Submission of Fire Incident Data
69A-66.008- Forms

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

February 25, 2015 - 10:00 A.M.

Division of State Fire Marshal,
3rd Floor Conference Room,
The Atrium Building,
325 John Knox Road,
Tallahassee, FL

Summary of Rule:

The proposed changes delete references to obsolete software and a form.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Fire Prevention
Keith McCarthy (850) 413-3644 or
Keith.McCarthy@myfloridacfo.com

Karniewicz

Rule Number & Title

69A-58.008 - Standards and Requirements for Existing Buildings; Exceptions to Rule Chapter 69A-60, the Florida Fire Prevention Code
69A-58.010
- Other Applicable Codes and Standards

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

February 24, 2015
10:00 a.m.

3rd floor conference room, Atrium Building,
325 John Knox Rd., Tallahassee, FL 32308.

Summary of Rule:

Rule 69A-58.008, F.A.C., provides the order of precedence between rule chapters regarding firesafety standards and requirements for local educational facilities.  Rule 69A-58.010, F.A.C., identifies applicable codes and standards in Rule Chapter 69A-60, the Florida Fire Prevention Code.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Fire Prevention
Casia Sinco (850)413-3620 or
Casia.Sinco@myfloridacfo.com

Kamm

January


Rule Number & Title

69A-37.054 - Out of State Training – Certificate of Compliance; Special Certificate of Compliance
69A-37.055
- Curriculum Requirements for Training Firefighter Recruits or Firefighters
69A-37.057
- Roster of Students
69A-37.060
- Certification as an Approved Firefighter Recruit Training Facility
69A-37.065
- Programs of Study and Vocational Courses
69A-37.404
- Requirements for Live Fire Training for Certified Personnel

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

January 13, 2015
10:00 AM

Florida State Fire College, Auditorium,
11655 NW Gainesville Rd, Ocala, Florida 34482.

Purpose and Effect:

The State Fire Marshal’s office is updating Rules 69A-37.054 and 69A-37.065, F.A.C., to conform to changes in Chapter 633, Florida Statutes. Rule 69A-37.057, F.A.C. is being amended to adopt a required roster form. Lastly, Rules 69A-37.055, 69A-37.060 and 69A-37.404, F.A.C. are being amended to correlate the rules to the most recent editions of the NFPA Standard.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Firefighter Standards and Training
Bill Wentlandt (352) 369-2829 or
Bill.Wentlandt@MyFloridaCFO.com

Hayes

Rule Number & Title

69A-64.001 - Scope
69A-64.003
- Ability to Pay Benefits

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

January 13, 2015
10:00 AM

Florida State Fire College, Auditorium,
11655 NW Gainesville Rd, Ocala, Florida 34482

Purpose and Effect:

The purpose and effect of this rulemaking is the repeal of Rule 69A-64.003, F.A.C., because it is not necessary. As well, Rule 69A-64.001, F.A.C., is being amended because the definition of “employer” is in the statute and not in the rule

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Firefighter Standards and Training
Mike Tucker (352)369-2836 or
Mike.Tucker@MyFloridaCFO.com

Hayes

2014

December


Rule Number & Title

69A-66.002 - Definitions
69A-66.003
- Training
69A-66.004
- Submission of Fire Incident Data
69A-66.008
- Forms
Text of Rule

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

December 18, 2014 - 9:30 A.M.

3rd Floor Conference Room,
The Atrium Building,
325 John Knox Road,
Tallahassee, FL

Purpose and Effect:

The proposed amendments will update the rules and delete references to obsolete software and forms.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Fire Prevention
Keith McCarthy (850) 413-3644
Keith.McCarthy@myfloridacfo.com

Karniewicz

Rule Number & Title

69A-47.013 - Regional Access
69A-47.014
- Compliance Dates
69A-47.016
- Access to Elevator Keys
69A-47.017
- Duplication of Elevator Keys Prohibited

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

December 16, 2014 - 9:00 a.m.

Room 143,
Larson Building,
200 East Gaines Street,
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule:

Rules 69A-47.013 and 69A-47.014, F.A.C., relating to elevator access are being repealed.  Rules 69A-47.016 and 69A-47.017, F.A.C., are being modified to remove text that repeats section 399.15 (3), F. S., and to reflect that access to elevator keys and the prohibition of the duplication of elevator keys shall be in compliance with section 399.15 (3), F. S.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Fire Prevention
Casia Sinco (850) 413-3620 or
Casia.Sinco@MyFloridaCFO.com

Kamm

Rule Number & Title

69A-39.009 - Triennial Renewal of Firesafety Inspector and Fire Code Administrator Certification

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

December 5, 2014 - 10:00 a.m.

Florida State Fire College, Auditorium
11655 NW Gainesville Rd
Ocala, Florida 34482

Purpose and Effect

The rule is being updated to conform to changes to subsection 633.216(4), Florida Statutes.  The continuing education period for renewal of certification of fire inspectors and fire code administrators is now four years rather than three.  The continuing education hour requirement is increased to 54 from 40.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Firefighter Standards and Training
Mike Tucker (352) 369-2836 or
Mike.Tucker@MyFloridaCFO.com

Valentine

Rule Number & Title

69A-53.005 - Purpose and Scope
69A-53.0051 - Definitions
69A-53.0052 - Fire Sprinkler Requirements for Nursing Homes
69A-53.0053 - State Fire Marshal Nursing Home Fire Protection Loan Guarantee Program: Application Procedures
69A-53-0054 - State Fire Marshal Nursing Home Fire Protection Loan Guarantee

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

December 3, 2014 - 9:30 AM

116 Larson Building
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule:

This rule repeal is part of the agency’s comprehensive review of existing rules that focused on eliminating those rules that were determined to be unnecessary or duplicative.  These rules are no longer necessary because this loan program no longer exists.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Fire Prevention
Casia Sinco (850) 413-3620 or
Casia.Sinco@MyFloridaCFO.com

Hayes

November


Rule Number & Title

69A-37.039 - Prescribed Forms for Training and Certification
69A-37.065
- Programs of Study and Vocational Courses

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Held

November 6, 2014 -
1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Boca Raton Resort,
Galleria South Room,
501 East Camino Real,
Boca Raton, FL 33432

Summary of Rule:

The rule will establish a voluntary certification program for firefighters who desire to perform the duties of a safety officer. The safety officer is the person who is qualified to manage different elements of a fire department safety and health program. A person who completes the program will receive an Incident Safety Officer Certificate of Completion, a Health and Safety Officer Certificate of Completion, or a Safety Officer Certificate of Competency. This program is based on the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1521, Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer, 2015 edition.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Firefighter Standards and Training
Bill Wentlandt (352)369-2829 or
Bill.Wentlandt@MyFloridaCFO.com

Karniewicz

Rule Number & Title

69A-58.008 - Standards and Requirements for Existing Buildings; Exceptions to Rule Chapter 69A-60, the Florida Fire Prevention Code

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

November 4, 2014 - 10:00 a.m.

Conference Room 143,
Larson Building,
200 E. Gaines St..,
Tallahassee, Florida

Purpose and Effect:

Section 1013.12, F.S. requires the State Fire Marshal, in coordination with the Department of Education, to adopt rules prescribing firesafety standards and requirements for educational facilities. Rule Chapter 69A-58, F.A.C., Uniform Firesafety Standards for Educational Facilities, requires educational facilities to comply with firesafety standards and requirements in accordance with Section 1013.12, F.S. Rule Chapter 69A-60, F.A.C., the Florida Fire Prevention Code, which incorporates Rule Chapter 69A-58, F.A.C., by reference, provides an order of precedence if it is in conflict with rules in Rule Chapter 69A-60, F.A.C. Currently the two rule chapters conflict regarding which rule chapter controls. The proposed amendments will update the rule to clarify these requirements.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Fire Prevention
Casia Sinco (850) 413-3620 or
Casia.Sinco@MyFloridaCFO.com

Kamm

October


Rule Number & Title

69A-37.020 - Notice of Change of Record

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

October 30, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Florida State Fire College,
Auditorium,
11655 NW Gainesville Rd,
Ocala, Florida 34482

Summary of Rule:

The proposed rule is amended to require an individual who is licensed, certified or who is issued a permit, subject to the provisions of Ch. 633, F.S., to notify the Division in writing of any change of record regarding their contact information or place of employment. Subject individuals shall provide such notice within 30 days of any change of record through the FCDICE information database system.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Firefighter Standards and Training
Bill Wentlandt (352)369-2829 or
Bill.Wentlandt@MyFloridaCFO.com

Fijman

Rule Number & Title

69A-37.039 - Prescribed Forms for Training and Certification.
69A-37.059
- Types of Instructor Certificates Issued.
69A-37.064
- Florida State Fire College.
69A-37.408
- Live Fire Training Instructor Certification and Renewal.

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

October 30, 2014 - 9:00 AM

State Fire College, Auditorium, 11655 NW Gainesville Rd, Ocala, Florida 34482

Summary of Rule:

The proposed rules, listed under Rule Chapter 69A-37, F.A.C., titled “Firefighters Standards and Training,” are amended to conform to certain provisions of s. 633, F.S., “Fire Prevention and Control,” as revised under Chapter No. 2013-183, Laws of Florida. 

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Firefighter Standards and Training
Bill Wentlandt (352)369-2829 or
Bill.Wentlandt@MyFloridaCFO.com

Fijman

Rule Number & Title

69A-47.016 - Access to Elevator Keys
69A-47.017
- Duplication of Elevator Keys Prohibited

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

October 21, 2014 - 11:00 a.m.

Atrium Building,
3rd floor conference room,
325 John Knox Road,
Tallahassee, Florida

Purpose and Effect:

Subsection 399.15(3), F.S., requires the State Fire Marshal to adopt rules prescribing regional emergency elevator access requirements. Rule Chapter 69A-47, Uniform Firesafety Standards for Elevators, provides these requirements. Subsection 69A-47.016(2), F.A.C., identifies requirements for regional emergency elevator access in all buildings regulated under this rule pursuant to Section 399.15, F.S., Rule 69A-47.017, F.A.C., prohibits duplication of keys in elevators in all buildings regulated under this rule pursuant to Section 399.15, F.S. Currently the two rule sections repeat the statute which is not authorized by the Florida Administrative Code. The proposed amendments will update the rule to reflect that access to elevator keys and the prohibition of the duplication of elevator keys shall be in compliance with subsection 399.15(3), F.S.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Fire Prevention
Casia Sinco at (850)413-3620 or
Casia.Sinco@myfloridacfo.com

Kamm

Rule Number & Title

69A-2.023 - Conflicts

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

October 21, 2014 - 10 a.m.

Atrium Building,
3rd floor conference room,
325 John Knox Rd.,
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule:

Rule 69A-2.023, F.A.C., relating to the compliance with federal laws of the Explosives rules under Rule Chapter 69A-2, F.A.C., is being repealed.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Fire Prevention
Casia Sinco at (850)413-3620 or
Casia.Sinco@myfloridacfo.com

Kamm

Rule Number & Title

69A-64.005 - Adjustments to Reflect Consumer Price Index

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

October 20, 2014 - 10:00 A.M.

3rd Floor Conference Room,
The Atrium Building,
325 John Knox Road,
Tallahassee, FL

Summary of Rule:

In May 2014, the CPI for All Urban Consumers increased 2.1 percent over the last 12 months. The proposed amendments will adjust the firefighter death benefits provided in Section 112.191(2), F.S., for the 2014-2015 year, based on the CPI for All Urban Consumers.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Jason Fryar (850)413-3647 or
Jason.Fryar@MyFloridaCFO.com

Karniewicz

August


Rule Number & Title

69A-46.016 - Insurance Requirements

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

August 22, 2014 - 9:30 AM

Room 142 Larson Building,
200 East Gaines Street,
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule:

Rule 69A-46.016, F.A.C., adopts a form used as evidence that fire protection contractors have insurance coverage as required by section 633.521, F.S.  The form identifies specific coverage which is not available in the insurance market.  The rule is being repealed to allow fire protection contractors to provide evidence of insurance coverage by other means (i.e. standard proof of insurance forms used by carriers under existing business practices).

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Fire Prevention
Casia Sinco (850)413-3620 or
Casia.Sinco@myfloridacfo.com

Valentine

Rule Number & Title

69A-21.114 - Insurance Requirements

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

August 22, 2014 - 9:30 AM

Room 142
Larson Building,
200 East Gaines Street,
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule:

Rule 69A-21.114, F.A.C., adopts a form used as evidence that fire equipment dealers have insurance coverage as required by section 633.061, F.S.  The form identifies specific coverage which is not available in the insurance market.  The rule is being repealed to allow fire equipment dealers to provide evidence of insurance coverage by other means (i.e. standard proof of insurance forms used by carriers under existing business practices).

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Fire Prevention
Casia Sinco (850)413-3620 or
Casia.Sinco@myfloridacfo.com

Valentine

Rule Number & Title

69A-62.024 - Standards for Construction, Repair, and Maintenance of Firefighter Employee Places of Employment and Inspection, Repair and Maintenance of Fire Apparatus

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Held

August 22, 2014 - 9:00 A.M.

Florida State Fire College,
11655 NW Gainesville Road,
Ocala, FL

Summary of Rule:

The proposed rule will require a firefighter employer to follow the Florida Building Code and the Florida Fire Prevention Code when constructing, altering, or repairing a fire department facility. A firefighter employer shall maintain fire department facilities in accordance with the Florida Fire Prevention Code. A firefighter employer shall follow the repair and maintenance recommendations set forth in section 9.3 of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1500 (2013 Edition). A firefighter employer shall follow the inspection recommendations set forth in section 9.2 of the NFPA 1500 (2013 Edition). A firefighter employer shall follow the smoke free designation recommendations set forth in section 9.1.7 of the NFPA 1500 (2013 Edition). A firefighter employer shall develop and maintain a schedule for the maintenance, inspection and testing of fire apparatus and equipment as set forth in sections 6.4.1 to 6.4.4 of the NFPA 1500 (2013 Edition).

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Fire Standards and Training
Bill Wentlandt (352)369-2829 or
Bill.Wentlandt@myfloridacfo.com

Karniewicz

Rule Number & Title

69A-64.005 - Adjustments to Reflect Consumer Price Index
Text of Rule

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

August 19, 2014 - 9:30 A.M.

Division of State Fire Marshal,
3rd Floor Conference Room,
The Atrium Building,
325 John Knox Road,
Tallahassee, FL

Purpose and Effect:

The purpose of the amendment is to adjust the firefighter death benefits provided in section 112.191(2), F.S., for the 2014-2015 year based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for All Urban Consumers published by the United States Department of Labor.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Jason Fryar (850)413-3647 or
Jason.Fryar@MyFloridaCFO.com

Karniewicz

Rule Number & Title

69A-37.039 - Prescribed Forms for Training and Certification
69A-37.065
- Programs of Study and Vocational Courses
Text of Rule

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

August 1, 2014 - 8:00 A.M.

Harbor Beach Marriot Resort,
Palm Beach Room,
3030 Holiday Drive,
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316. 
Individuals may participate in the workshop via teleconference by calling (850) 413-1558 and using Conference ID 93827.

Purpose and Effect:

The rule will establish a voluntary certification program for firefighters who desire to perform the duties of a safety officer. The safety officer is the person who is qualified to manage different elements of a fire department safety and health program. This program is based on the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1521, Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer, 2015 edition.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Fire Standards and Training
Bill Wentlandt (352)369-2829 or
Bill.Wentlandt@myfloridacfo.com

Karniewicz

July


Rule Number & Title

69A-37.039 - Prescribed Forms for Training and Certification
69A-37.059
- Types of Instructor Certificates Issued
69A-37.064
- Florida State Fire College
69A-37.408
- Live Fire Training Instructor Certification and Renewal

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

July 16, 2014 - 9:00 AM

State Fire College, Auditorium,
11655 NW Gainesville Rd,
Ocala, Florida 34482

Purpose and Effect:

The proposed rules are amended to conform to certain provisions of s. 633, F.S., “Fire Prevention and Control,” as revised under Chapter No. 2013-183, Laws of Florida.  The proposed amendments include the following changes: Form DFS-K4-1038, “Release and Waiver of Liability,” is adopted and incorporated by reference under proposed Rule 69A-37.039, F.A.C.; proposed Rules 69A-37.059 and 69A-37.408, F.A.C., are amended to reflect an expanded period for the renewal of firefighter safety instructor certification, increasing the time period for renewal from three to four years; proposed Rule 69A-37.064, F.A.C., is amended  to set forth the requirements for admission to the Florida State Fire College under new subsection (7), which also provides links to the Florida State Fire College website address.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Firefighter Standards and Training
Bill Wentlandt (352) 369-2829 or
bill.wentlandt@myfloridacfo.com

Fijman

Rule Number & Title

69A-37.020 - Notice of Change of Record

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

July 15, 2014 - 9:00 AM

State Fire College,
Auditorium,
11655 NW Gainesville Rd,
Ocala, Florida 34482

Purpose and Effect:

The proposed rulemaking promulgates a new rule to comply with provisions of subsection 633.138(1), F.S., as provided by Ch. 2013-183,  Laws of Florida. The proposed rule requires an individual who is issued a license, permit, or certificate under the provisions of Ch. 633, F.S., to notify the Division of State Fire Marshal,  in writing, of any changes to her or his current mailing address, e-mail address, or place of employment. The proposed rule further requires individuals to notify the Division within 30 days of any change of record through the Division’s Fire College Department of Insurance Continuing Education (“FCDICE”) information database system.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Firefighter Standards and Training
Bill Wentlandt (352) 369-2829 or
bill.wentlandt@myfloridacfo.com

Fijman

May


Rule Number & Title

69A-62.024 - Standards for Construction, Repair, and Maintenance of Firefighter Employee Places of Employment
Text of Rule

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

May 29, 2014 - 9:00 A.M.

Florida State Fire College,
11655 NW Gainesville Road,
Ocala, Florida

Purpose and Effect:

Section 633.508(7)(b), F.S., requires the Division to adopt rules that fix reasonable standards for the construction, repair, and maintenance of firefighter employee places of employment so as to render them safe.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Fire Standards and Training
Bill Wentlandt (352) 369-2829 or
Bill.Wentlandt@myfloridacfo.com

Karniewicz

Rule Number & Title

69A-62.030 - Definitions
69A-62.032
- Division Inspection or Investigation

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

May 22, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Florida State Fire College,
11655 NW Gainesville Road,
Ocala, FL 34482-1486

Summary of Rule:

The rule changes the notification requirements and makes editorial corrections.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Fire Fighters Standards & Training
Rick Rochford (352) 369-2836 or
Rick.Rochford@myfloridacfo.com

Hayes

Rule Number & Title

69A-60.002 - Scope; Description of Florida Fire Prevention Code
69A-60.003
- Standards of the National Fire Protection Association, NFPA 1, the Fire Code, Florida 2012 Edition, Adopted
69A-60.004
- Standards of the National Fire Protection Association, NFPA 101, the Life Safety Code, Florida 2012 Edition, Adopted
69A-60.005
- Publications Referenced in NFPA 1, the Florida 2012 Edition, and NFPA 101, the Florida 2012 Edition, Added to the Florida Fire Prevention Code

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Held

May 21, 2014 - 11:00 A.M.

Florida State Fire College,
11655 NW Gainesville Road,
Ocala, FL

Summary of Rule

These rules address the rules and codes authorized by Section 633.202, F.S. The rules are amended to adopt the most recent editions of the NFPA Standards 1 and 101, the National Fire Protection Standards adopted within the most recent editions of NFPS Standards 1 and 101, and to update NFPA Standards adopted in the rule to the most recently adopted editions. New Florida specific amendments to NFPA 1 and 101 are also adopted, while some, but not all, others carry forward from the original and subsequent rules

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Fire Prevention
Casia Sinco (850) 413-3620 or
Casia.Sinco@myfloridacfo.com

Karniewicz

Rule Number & Title

69A-3.012 - Standards of the National Fire Protection Association and Other Standards Adopted

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Held

May 21, 2014 - 11:00 A.M.

Boca Raton Fire Department Headquarters,
6500 Congress Avenue,
Boca Raton, FL

Summary of Rule:

This rule addresses the rules and codes authorized by Section 633.202, F.S. The rule is amended to adopt the most recent editions of National Fire Protection Standards 1 and 101, the National Fire Protection Standards adopted within the most recent editions of National Fire Protection Standards 1 and 101, and to update National Fire Protection Standards adopted in the rule to the most recently adopted editions.  New Florida specific amendments to NFPA 1 and 101 are also adopted, while some, but not all, others carry forward from the original and subsequent rules.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Fire Prevention
Casia Sinco (850) 413-3620 or
Casia.Sinco@myfloridacfo.com

Karniewicz

Rule Number & Title

69A-60.002 - Scope; Description of Florida Fire Prevention Code
69A-60.003
- Standards of the National Fire Protection Association, NFPA 1, the Fire Code, Florida 2012 Edition, Adopted
69A-60.004
- Standards of the National Fire Protection Association, NFPA 101, the Life Safety Code, Florida 2012 Edition, Adopted
69A-60.005
- Publications Referenced in NFPA 1, the Florida 2012 Edition, and NFPA 101, the Florida 2012 Edition, Added to the Florida Fire Prevention Code

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Held

May 15, 2014 - 1:30 P.M.

Boca Raton Fire Department Headquarters,
6500 Congress Avenue,
Boca Raton, FL

Summary of Rule:

These rules address the rules and codes authorized by Section 633.202, F.S. The rules are amended to adopt the most recent editions of the NFPA Standards 1 and 101, the National Fire Protection Standards adopted within the most recent editions of NFPS Standards 1 and 101, and to update NFPA Standards adopted in the rule to the most recently adopted editions. New Florida specific amendments to NFPA 1 and 101 are also adopted, while some, but not all, others carry forward from the original and subsequent rules.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Fire Prevention
Casia Sinco (850) 413-3620 or
Casia.Sinco@myfloridacfo.com

Karniewicz

Rule Number & Title

69A-3.012 - Standards of the National Fire Protection Association and Other Standards Adopted

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Held

May 15, 2014 - 1:30 P.M.

Boca Raton Fire Department Headquarters,
6500 Congress Avenue,
Boca Raton, FL

Summary of Rule:

This rule addresses the rules and codes authorized by Section 633.202, F.S. The rule is amended to adopt the most recent editions of National Fire Protection Standards 1 and 101, the National Fire Protection Standards adopted within the most recent editions of National Fire Protection Standards 1 and 101, and to update National Fire Protection Standards adopted in the rule to the most recently adopted editions.  New Florida specific amendments to NFPA 1 and 101 are also adopted, while some, but not all, others carry forward from the original and subsequent rules.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Fire Prevention
Casia Sinco (850) 413-3620 or
Casia.Sinco@myfloridacfo.com

Karniewicz

April


Rule Number & Title

69A-37.050 - Types of Training Certificates Issues

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

April 30, 2014 - 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Florida State Fire College,
Auditorium,
11655 NW Gainesville Rd,
Ocala, Florida 34482

Summary of Rule:

Rule 69A-37.050, F.A.C., lists and describes firefighter training certificates issued by the Division of State Fire Marshal. The enactment of Chapter 2013-183, LOF, resulted in substantial changes to s. 633, F.S. Those changes included the listing and description of Division-issued firefighter training certificates under s. 633.408, F.S. The law, as revised, renders Rule 69A-37.050, F.A.C., redundant of statute; the rule is repealed.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Firefighter Standards and Training
Bill Wentlandt (352)369-2829 or
bill.wentlandt@myfloridacfo.com

Fijman

February


Rule Number & Title

69A-63.001 - Bureau of Forensic Fire and Explosives Analysis Requirements and Procedures for Submission of Evidence

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

February 21, 2014 - 10:00 AM

Forensic Arson Laboratory,
38 Academy Drive,
Havana, FL 32333

Summary of Rule:

These rules are being amended to simplify the rule, adopt and incorporate by reference a guide for evidence collection, and amend typographical errors.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Forensic Fire and Explosives Analysis
Carl Chasteen (850) 539-2705
Carl.Chasteen@myfloridacfo.com

Hayes

Rule Number & Title

69A-53.005 - Purpose and Scope
69A-53.0051 - Definitions
69A-53.0052 - Fire Sprinkler Requirements for Nursing Homes
69A-53.0053 - State Fire Marshal Nursing Home Fire Protection Loan Guarantee Program: Application Procedures
69A-53-0054 - State Fire Marshal Nursing Home Fire Protection Loan Guarantee

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

February 10, 2014 - 9:30 a.m.

102 Hartman Building
2012 Capital Circle Southeast
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

The proposed rulemaking is amended to conform with revisions to applicable provisions of s. 440.491, F.S.  The proposed rulemaking reflects legislative changes affecting the manner in which Reemployment Services are delivered to injured employees. The proposed rulemaking reduces or eliminates various administrative burdens previously associated with the monitoring and reporting requirements of reemployment services and reorients the program to incorporate pragmatic features that are reflective of market forces.  

Contact Attorney

Division of Workers' Compensation
Bureau of Employee Assistance and Ombudsman Office
Stephen Yon (850) 413-1786 or
Stephen.Yon@MyFloridaCFO.com

Fijman

January


Rule Number & Title

69A-62.030 - Definitions
69A-62.032
- Division Inspection or Investigation

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

January 24, 2014 - 4:30 PM

Daytona Beach Ocean Center,
101 N. Atlantic Avenue,
Room 103-B,
Daytona Beach, Florida

Purpose and Effect:

This rule promulgation will amend the definition of the term "serious incident" with respect to firefighters’ activities. The rule also amends firefighters’ notification requirements to the Division for certain injuries. Lastly, the promulgation includes minor editorial corrections.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Fire Fighters Standards & Training
Rick Rochford (352) 369-2836 or
Rick.Rochford@MyFloridaCFO.com

Hayes

Rule Number & Title

69A-60.001 - Title
69A-60.002 - Scope; Description of Florida Fire Prevention Code
69A-60.003 - Standards of the National Fire Protection Association, NFPA 101, the Life Safety-Code, Florida 2009 Edition, Adopted
69A-60.004 - Standards of the National Fire Protection Association, NFPA 101, the Life Safety Code, Florida 2009 Edition, Adopted
69A-60.005 - Publications Referenced in NFPA 1, the Florida 2009 Edition, and NFPA 101, the Florida 2009 Edition, Added to the Florida Fire Prevention Code
69A-60.006 - Manufactured and Prototype Buildings
69A-60.007 - Enforcement of the Florida Fire Prevention Code

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

January 23, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Ocean Center,
Room 103C,
101 N. Atlantic Avenue,
Daytona Beach, Florida 32118

Purpose and Effect:

The purpose is to promulgate the triennial update of the Florida Fire Prevention Code as directed by Section 633.202(1), F.S.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Fire Prevention
Casia Sinco (850) 413-3620 or
Casia.Sinco@MyFloridaCFO.com

Karniewicz

2013

December


Rule Number & Title

69A-37.0527 - Retention of Certification

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

December 12, 2013
10:30 AM

Florida State Fire College,
Auditorium,
11655 NW Gainesville Rd,
Ocala, FL 34482

Summary of Rule

The proposed rule amendments provide individuals who did not maintain their firefighter certificates of compliance under the law as it existed prior to recent amendments the opportunity to both be placed on probation in lieu of having their certificates revoked and to become compliant by completing the Minimum Standards Course examination. The proposed rule also creates the new 40-hour refresher course that was added to the law by the recent legislation as one of the options that firefighters certified on or after July 1, 2013, can utilize in order to retain their certificates of compliance.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal,
Bureau of Firefighter Standards and Training
Bill Wentlandt (352) 369-2829 or
bill.wentlandt@myfloridacfo.com

Fijman

November


Rule Number & Title

69A-63.001 - Bureau of Forensic Fire and Explosives Analysis Requirements and Procedures for Submission of Evidence.

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

November 22, 2013
9:00 AM

Forensic Arson Laboratory,
38 Academy Drive,
Havana, FL 32333

Purpose and Effect

These rule amendments provide that the substantive procedures and requirements for the collection, packaging, and submission of samples sent to the Arson Laboratory for analysis of evidence found at fire scenes will be contained in the incorporated and adopted Form DFS-K1-2127, Guide to the Collection, Packaging, Submission and Analysis of Evidence. Further, the rule includes updates to the Evidence Submission Form (Form DFS-K5-1096).

Contact Attorney

State Fire Marshal,
Bureau of Forensic Fire and Explosives Analysis
Carl Chasteen (850) 539-2705 or
Carl.Chasteen@myfloridacfo.com

Hayes

September


Rule Number & Title

69A-37.0527 - Scope

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

September 12, 2013 @
2:30 PM

Florida State Fire College,
Auditorium,
11655 NW Gainesville Road,
Ocala, Florida

Purpose and Effect:

The purpose of the proposed rule amendments is to conform Rule 69A-37.0547, “Retention of Certification,” to the provisions of recently enacted amendments and to make other clarifications and updates. The retention requirements and retention time periods were amended by the Florida Legislature in SB1410, which became effective July 1, 2013. The specific effect of the proposed rule amendments is to provide individuals whose firefighter retention status was inactive prior to the implementation of the new Section 633.414 Florida Statutes (2013), a period of one year from the effective date of the proposed rule amendments to become compliant by completing the retention examination.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Bill Wentlandt (352)369-2829 or
bill.wentlandt@myfloridacfo.com

Fijman

Rule Number & Title

69A-37.039 - Prescribed Forms for Training and Certification
69A-37.065
- Programs of Study and Vocational Courses

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Held

September 10, 2013 @
10:00 A.M.

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Headquarters,
Room 101,
405 Pike Rd.,
West Palm Beach, FL 33411

Summary of Rule:

The proposed amendments to Rule 69A-37.039, F.A.C., will amend two current forms and add six new forms that will be used by the Division to determine whether a fire officer applicant meets certain training requirements to receive a voluntary certificate of competency from the Division. The proposed amendments to Rule 69A-37.065, F.A.C., will add two additional levels, Fire Officer III and Fire Officer IV, to the existing Fire Officer Program. This training program is being expanded to provide training opportunities for persons who serve as senior fire officers in volunteer and career fire department agencies. This program enhancement will improve alignment with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications (2009 Edition). The rule amendment will also adjust the program requirements at the existing Fire Officer I and II levels. The introduction of the Fire Officer III and IV levels along with the adjustments to the Fire Officer I and II level are recommended by the Firefighters Employment, Standards, and Training Council established by Section 633.31, F.S.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal,
Bureau of Fire Standards and Training
Bill Wentlandt (352) 369-2829 or
Bill.Wentlandt@MyFloridaCFO.com

Karniewicz

August


Rule Number & Title

69A-51.045 - Scope

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

August 13, 2013 - 4:30 PM

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

Purpose and Effect:

The purpose of this rulemaking is to amend the rule to provide procedures for the filing and approval of an application for a Florida State Special Number and a Certificate of Compliance for a special boiler design or construction that does not meet the specific requirements of the State Boiler Code but are not inconsistent with the intent of the safety objectives of the code.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Mike Burns (850)413-3614 or
mike.burns@myfloridacfo.com

Butler

Rule Number & Title

69A-64.005 - Adjustments to Reflect Consumer Price Index
Text of Rule

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

August 8, 2013 - 10:00 AM

3rd Floor Conference Room,
The Atrium Building,
325 John Knox Road,
Tallahassee, FL

Purpose and Effect:

The purpose of the amendment is to adjust the firefighter death benefits provided in Section 112.191(2), F.S., for the 2013-2014 year based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for All Urban Consumers published by the United States Department of Labor.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Jason Fryar (850) 413-3647 or
Jason.Fryar@MyFloridaCFO.com

Karniewicz

Rule Number & Title

69A-51.090 - Boilers in Public Lodging Establishments

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

August 6, 2013 - 4:00 PM

Third Floor Conference Room,
The Atrium Building,
325 John Knox Road,
Tallahassee, Florida

Purpose and Effect:

The purpose of this rulemaking is to adopt a rule to provide procedures for determining whether carbon monoxide hazards from boilers, regulated under Chapter 554, Florida Statutes, in public lodging establishments that contain sleeping rooms have been adequately mitigated so that the establishment does not have to equip enclosed spaces or rooms containing regulated boilers with carbon monoxide sensor devices.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Mike Burns (850) 413-3614 or
mike.burns@myfloridacfo.com

Butler

July


Rule Number & Title

69A-47.011 - Standards Adopted  Adoption of the Florida Elevator Safety Code.

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

July 18, 2013 - 10:30 AM

Third Floor Conference Room,
the Atrium Building,
325 John Knox Road,
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule:

The proposed rule clarifies Florida fire safety standards for elevators through the adoption of Rule 61C-3.012, F.A.C., “Standards of the National Fire Protection Association and Other Standards Adopted,” and Rule 61C-5.001, F.A.C., “Safety Standards.”

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Casia Sinco (850) 413-3620 or
Casia.Sinco@MyFloridaCFO.com

Fijman

Rule Number & Title

69A-60.001 - Scope;
69A-60.002 - Description of Florida Fire Prevention Code
69A-60.003 - Standards of the National Fire Protection Association, NFPA-1, the Fire Code,
Florida 2009 Edition, Adopted
69A-60.004 - Standards of the National Fire Protection Association, NFPA 101, the Life Safety Code, Florida 2009 Edition, Adopted
69A-60.005 - Publications Referenced in NFPA 1, the Florida 2009 Edition, and NFPA 101, the Florida 2009 Edition, Added tot he Florida Fire Prevention Code
69A-60.006 - Manufactured and Prototype Buildings
69A-60.007 - Enforcement of the Florida Fire Prevention Code

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

July 1, 2013 - 5:00 PM

A proposal form is available on the Department’s website at www.myfloridacfo.com/Division/SFM/BFP

Purpose and Effect:

The purpose of this rule development proceeding is to seek public comments and proposals to develop the 2013 edition of the Florida Fire Prevention Code. Pursuant to Section 633.0215, F.S., the State Fire Marshal is directed to adopt a new edition of the Florida Fire Prevention Code every third year.  The new code is scheduled to be adopted by rule during the upcoming two years pursuant to Section 633.0215(2), F.S.  Dates, times and locations for workshops that will be held throughout the State will be announced in future editions of the Florida Administrative Register.

Contact Attorney

Casia Sinco, Chief,
Bureau of Fire Prevention,
Department of Financial Services,
Division of State Fire Marshal,
200 East Gaines Street,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0340

Karniewicz

May


Rule Number & Title

69A-39.0071 - Procedures for Fire Code Administrator Certification

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

May 29, 2013 - 1:00 PM

Florida State Fire College,
11655 NW Gainesville Road,
Ocala, FL 34482

Summary of Rule:

The proposed amendment will adopt the Application for Fire Code Administrator Certification form.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Bill Wentlandt (352) 369-2829 or
Bill.Wentlandt@MyFloridaCFO.com

Karniewicz

Rule Number & Title

69A-47.011 - Standards Adopted  Adoption of the Florida Elevator Safety Code.

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

May 1, 2013 - 10:30 AM

Third Floor Conference Room,
the Atrium Building,
325 John Knox Road,
Tallahassee, Florida

Purpose and Effect:

The proposed rule clarifies Florida fire safety standards for elevators through the adoption of Rule 61C-3.012, F.A.C., “Standards of the National Fire Protection Association and Other Standards Adopted,” and Rule 61C-5.001, F.A.C., “Safety Standards.”

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Charles Frank (850) 413-3747 or
Charles.Frank@MyFloridaCFO.com

Fijman

March


Rule Number & Title

69A-60.003 - Standards of the National Fire Protection Association, NFPA 1, the Fire Code, Florida 2009 Edition, Adopted

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

March 27, 2013 - 1:00 PM

Alexander Building,
Conference Room,
Suite 230A,
2020 Capital Circle SE,
Tallahassee, FL

Summary of Rule:

This rule amendment will update the Florida Fire Prevention Code to add a Florida specific amendment to NFPA 1, Section 18.4 – Fire Flow Requirements for Buildings, which will replace the omitted recommendation of fire flow for one and two-family dwellings on in-fill lots in existing neighborhoods pursuant to Section 633.0215, F.S. The amendment, numbered Section 18.4.1.3, will state that “Section 18.4 shall be considered a recommendation for construction of one and two-family dwellings located on in-fill lots in existing neighborhoods and subdivisions.”

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Casia Sinco (850 413-3620 or
Casia.Sinco@MyFloridaCFO.com

Karniewicz

Rule Number & Title

69A-60.011 - Informal, Non-Binding Interpretations of the Florida Fire Prevention Code

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Held

March 18, 2013 - 10:00 AM

Third Floor Conference Room,
The Atrium Building
325 John Knox Road,
Tallahassee

Summary of Rule:

The proposed rule amends the existing rule to comport with Section 50, 2010-176, Laws of Florida, amending Section 633.026, Florida Statutes. It provides for the adoption of a petition form to be used by a party requesting an informal, nonbinding interpretation of the Florida Fire Prevention Code; amends definitions and makes minor changes to the procedures for an informal process of rendering nonbinding interpretations of the Florida Fire Prevention Code and clarifies certain procedural elements of the process to obtain such an interpretation.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Charles Frank (850) 413-3747 or
Charles.Frank@MyFloridaCFO.com

Fijman

69B – Division of Insurance Agents & Agency Services

2016

May

 

Rule Number & Title

69B-124.021 – Purpose
69B-124.022 – Scope
69B-124.023 – Qualification for Student Loan Not Contingent on Purchase of Insurance from Insurance Company
69B-124.024 – Disclosure Form
69B-124.025 – Readability of Statement

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing

June 15, 2016 @ 10:00 a.m.

Room 139,
Larson Building,
200 E. Gaines Street,
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary:

Rules 69B-124.021, 69B-124.022, 69B-124.023, 69B-124.024, and 69B-124.025, F.A.C., are being repealed.

Contact Attorney

Division of Agent & Agency Services,
Bureau of Invesitgations,
Ray Wenger (850)413-5605 or
ray.wenger@myfloridacfo.com

Karniewicz

April

 

Rule Number & Title

69B-220.051 - Conduct of Public Adjusters and Public Adjuster Apprentices

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

April 26, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

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

Purpose and Effect:

The proposed rule establishes a presumption that the statutory requirement that a public adjuster provides “prompt notice” of a claim to an insurer is satisfied if notice to the insurer is given within 5 business days after the date on which the contract for adjusting services with the insured was executed. Requiring public adjusters to notify insurers of claims within a specified time period will assist insurers in the assessment and timely settlement of such claims.

Contact Attorney

Division of Insurance Agent and Agency Services
Bureau of Investigation
Jeffrey Young (850)413-5630 or
Jeff.Young@myfloridacfo.com

Fijman

January

 

Rule Number & Title

69B-227 - Prelicensing Education

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing

January 11, 2016 - 1:00 p.m.

Room 143, Larson Building,
200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule:

The proposed amendment requires that the school official designated by the provider is subject to approval by the Department.  The amendment also provides standards for approval of bail bond course instructors.  The amendment shortens the Department’s time to approve a course offering from 15 to 5 days.  The amendment also requires the actual instructional time to match the number of hours indicated in the offering application submitted to the Department.  The amendment prohibits instructors and school officials from soliciting or receiving login information relating to Department databases.  The amendment also prohibits providers, instructors, and school officials from providing a study manual which is available from a vendor identified by the Department.  The amendment further prohibits providers, instructors, and school officials from soliciting or receiving material contained in a licensing examination.  A new rule is added to provide standards for the suspension or revocation of authorization of providers, instructors and school officials.

Contact Attorney

Division of Agent & Agency Services
Bureau of Licensing
Heather Cleary (850)413-5355 or Heather.Cleary@myfloridacfo.com

Valentine

 

2015

October


Rule Number & Title

69B-227 - Prelicensing Education
69B-227.130 - Definitions
69B-277.140 -
Providers
69B-277.160 -
Instructors
69B-277.170 -
Courses
69B-277.180 -
Course Offering and Attendance Records
69B-277.190 -
Certification of Students
69B-227.260 -
Study Aids
69B-227.310 -
Grounds for Disapproval, Suspension, or Revocation of Approval of a Provider, School Official, Supervising Instructor, or Instructor: Other Penalties
69B-227.350
- Duration of Suspension of Revocation upon Associated Authorizations

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

October 27, 2015 - 10 a.m.

Room 116
Larson Building
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Purpose and Effect:

Rule Chapter 69B-227, F.A.C., establishes requirements for prelicensing courses and course providers for insurance agents and other licensees of the Department. The proposed amendment requires that the school official designated by the provider is subject to approval by the Department. The amendment also provides standards for approval of bail bond course instructors. The amendment shortens the Department’s time to approve a course offering from 15 to 5 days. The amendment also requires the actual instructional time to match the number of hours indicated in the offering application submitted to the Department. The amendment prohibits instructors and school officials from soliciting or receiving login information relating to Department databases. The amendment also prohibits providers, instructors, and school officials from providing a study manual which is available from a vendor identified by the Department. The amendment further prohibits providers, instructors, and school officials from soliciting or receiving material contained in a licensing examination. A new rule is added to provide standards for the suspension or revocation of authorization of providers, instructors and school officials.

Contact Attorney

Division of Agent & Agency Services
Bureau of Licensing
Heather Cleary (850)413-5355 or
Heather.Cleary@myfloridacfo.com

Valentine

Rule Number & Title

69B-186.010 - Unlawful Inducements Related to Title Insurance Transactions.

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing

October 23, 2015 - 10 a.m.

Room 142
Larson Building
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule:

The proposed rule defines the term “unlawful inducement” and provides examples of acts and practices that are unlawful inducements to the purchase of title insurance under Florida law.

Contact Attorney

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

Fijman

Rule Number & Title

69B-151 - Requirements for Replacement of Life and Health Coverage

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing

October 12, 2015 - 9 a.m.

Room 116
Larson Building
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule:

These rule repeals and amendments are part of the agency’s comprehensive review of existing rules that focused on eliminating those that were determined to be unnecessary or duplicative.

Contact Attorney

Division of Agent and Agency Services
Cindy Benefield (850)413-5404 or
Cindy.Benefield@myfloridacfo.com.

Hayes

Rule Number & Title

69B-228.010 - Purpose
69B-228.020 - Scope
69B-228.030 - Definitions
69B-228.040 - Course Providers
69B-228.050 - School Officials
69B-228.060 - Instructors and Supervising Instructors
69B-228.080 - Course Approval; Requirements; Guidelines
69B-228.090 - Course Offerings and Attendance Records
69B-228.100 - Certification of Students
69B-228.110 - Textbooks
69B-228.120 - Course Fees
69B-228.130 - Facilities
69B-228.150 - Advertising
69B-228.160 - Prohibited Practices
69B-228.180 - Forms
69B-228.190 - Transition Time in the Event of Rule Changes
69B-228.210 - Penalties for Course Providers, School Officials, Supervising Instructors, Instructors, and Monitors
69B-228.220 - Licensee Compliance; Requirements; Penalties for Non-Compliance
69B-228.230 - Extensions
69B-228.240 - Applicability of Continuing Education Requirement for New Licensees
69B-228.250 - Exempted Licensees
69B-228.260 - Timeline for Submissions
69B-228.270 - Course Audits
69B-228.280 - Duration of Suspension or Revocation; Effect of Suspension or Revocation upon Associated Authorizations

Text of Rule

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing

October 12, 2015 - 9 a.m.

Room 116
Larson Building
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule:

The purpose of the proposed amendments is to update the continuing education rules in Chapter 69B-228, F.A.C. Rules 69B-228.110, .120, .130, .190, and .240, F.A.C., are repealed.

Contact Attorney

Division of Agent and Agency Services
Bureau of Licensing
Heather Cleary (850)413-5355 or
Heather.Cleary@myfloridacfo.com

Karniewicz

August


Rule Number & Title

69B-186 - Title Insurance
69B-186.008 - Escrow Disbursements

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Held

August 5, 2015 - 9 a.m.

Room 116
Larson Building
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule:

The proposed new rule and rule chapter reaffirm that the implementation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule (“TRID”) will in no way diminish protections currently afforded Florida consumers who engage in real estate transactions involving the issuance of title insurance. The proposed rule requires settlement agents conducting real estate closing transactions in Florida that involve the issuance of title insurance to certify in writing that they agree to disburse escrow funds in accordance with the terms of the transaction.

Contact Attorney

Division of Agent and Agency Services
Bureau of Investigation
Ray Wenger (850)413-5605 or
Ray.Wenger@MyFloridaCFO.com

Fijman

April


Rule Number & Title

69B-186.008 - Escrow Disbursements

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

April 20, 2015 - 2 p.m.

Room 116
Larson Building
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Purpose and Effect:

On August 1, 2015, in compliance with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will implement a new rule that integrates mortgage disclosures required by the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act of 1974 (RESPA). The new “TILA-RESPA” rule includes a new “Closing Disclosure” form that replaces the currently used HUD-1 Settlement Statement. Like the currently used HUD-1, the new Closing Disclosure form, with few exceptions, is required for use in consumer mortgage transactions. National industry groups and state regulators have expressed concern that the new Settlement Disclosure form provides inadequate and potentially misleading information regarding the cost of title insurance.

Contact Attorney

Division of Agent and Agency Services
Bureau of Investigation
Ray Wenger (850)413-5605 or
Ray.Wenger@MyFloridaCFO.com

Fijman

January


Rule Number & Title

69B-215.090 - Surrender of an Annuity or Life Insurance Policy with a Cash Value

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Held

January 22, 2015 - 3 p.m.

Room 116
Larson Building
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule:

The proposed rule will require the recommending insurance agent or insurance company to provide the specified information to the consumer before the surrender check is negotiated or cashed.

Contact Attorney

Division of Agent and Agency Services
Bureau of Investigation
Ray Wenger (850)413-5605 or
Ray.Wenger@MyFloridaCFO.com

Karniewicz

Rule Number & Title

69B-211.003 - License to Sell Life Insurance to Fund Prearranged Funeral Services or Merchandise, in Part I, Application Procedures
69B-211.005 - Fees, in Part I, Application Procedures
69B-211.020 - Purpose, in Part III, Character and Credit Reports
69B-211.021 - Definitions, Part III, Character and Credit Reports

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

January 22, 2015 - 2 p.m.

Room 142
Larson Building
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule:

Rules 69B-211.003, 69B-211.005, 69B-211.020, and 69B-211.021, F.A.C., in Chapter 69B-211, F.A.C., Insurance Representatives, are repealed.

Contact Attorney

Division of Agent and Agency Services
Bureau of Licensing
Matt Tamplin (850)413-5460 or
Matt.Tamplin@myfloridacfo.com

Kamm

Rule Number & Title

69B-235.003 - Sale of Certificates of Deposit

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

January 15, 2015 - 10 a.m.

Room 139
Larson Building
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule:

The proposed amendment will update the rule to remove a standard made illegal by a court decision.

Contact Attorney

Division of Agent and Agency Services
Bureau of Investigations
Barry Lanier (850)413-5601 or
Barry.Lanier@myfloridacfo.com

Kamm

2014

December


Rule Number & Title

69B-235.00 - Sale of Certificates of Deposit

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

December 11, 2014 - 9 a.m.

Room 116
Larson Building
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Purpose and Effect:

The purpose and effect of this rulemaking is the repeal of rules 69B-151.009, .012, .105, .106 & .107 in Rule Chapter 69B-151, F.A.C., because the rules are duplicative or unnecessary. Rule 69B-151.004, F.A.C., is being amended to clarify the insurance policies that do not fall under the definition of life insurance. Further, the rulemaking includes the deletion of references to “insurer” and unnecessary definitions. Lastly, the rulemaking corrects a formatting issue in the reference to Form OIR-B2-312.

Contact Attorney

Division of Agent and Agency Services
Cindy Benefield (850) 413-5404 or
Cindy.Benefield@myfloridacfo.com

Hayes

November


Rule Number & Title

69B-235.00 - Sale of Certificates of Deposit

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

November 25, 2014 - 10 a.m.

Room 142
Larson Building
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

The reason that necessitates the proposed action is that modification is to delete the illegal standard to determine the Department’s duties related to refusal, suspension, or revocation of agent’s license in conjunction with the sale of Certificates of Deposit if an agent has been a source of loss to the public, pursuant to Section 626.621(6), F.S. The words “detrimental to public interest” as used in section 626.621, F.S., were found to be unconstitutionally vague in Whitaker v. Department of Insurance and Treasurer, 680 So.2d 528 (Fla. 1st DCA 1996). The proposed amendments will update the rule to remove the illegal standard.

Contact Attorney

Division of Agent and Agency Services
Bureau of Investigations
Barry Lanier (850) 413-5404 or
Barry.Lanier@MyFloridaCFO.com

Kamm

Rule Number & Title

69B-184.001 - Scope
69B-184.002 - Company and Agent to be Responsible
69B-184.003 - License Required of All Representatives
69B-184.004 - Complete Records Must be Maintained
69B-184.005 - Issuance; Contents of Policies
69B-184.010 - Licenses of Finance Factors
69B-184.011 - Binder or Receipt Must Set Forth Coverage and Cost
69B-184.017 - Cancellation and Repossession of Policy
69B-184.018 - Return Premium
69B-184.020 - Anti-coercion
69B-184.021 - Notice of Cancellation or Change in Policy or Certificate

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing

November 13, 2014 - 10:30 a.m.

Room 142
Larson Building
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

This rule repeal is part of the agency’s comprehensive review of existing rules that focused on eliminating those that were determined to be unnecessary or duplicative. Most of the rules contained in Rule Chapter 69B-184, F.A.C., “Insurance In Connection With Installment Sales”, are being repealed because they are not necessary to implement the correlating statute or are redundant.

Contact Attorney

Division of Agent and Agency Services
Bureau of Investigations
Cindy Benefield (850) 413-5404 or
Cindy.Benefield@myfloridacfo.com

Hayes

Rule Number & Title

69B-167.001 - Return of Unearned Premium

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

November 13, 2014 - 10 a.m.

Room 142
Larson Building
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

Rule 69B-167.001, F.A.C., is repealed.

Contact Attorney

Division of Agent and Agency Services
Bureau of Investigations
Barry Lanier (850)413-5601 or
Barry.Lanier@MyFloridaCFO.com

Kamm

Rule Number & Title

69B-215.060 - Required Disclosure on Forms
69B-215.215 - Twisting
69B-215.220 - Rebating
69B-215.225 - Defamation
69B-215.230 - Misrepresentations

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

November 13, 2014 - 9:45 a.m.

Room 142
Larson Building
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

This rule repeal is part of the agency’s comprehensive review of existing rules that focused on eliminating those that were determined to be unnecessary or duplicative. Most of the rules contained in Rule Chapter 69B-215, F.A.C., “Agents”, are being repealed because they are not necessary to implement the correlating statute or are redundant.

Contact Attorney

Division of Agent and Agency Services
Bureau of Investigations
Cindy Benefield (850) 413-5404 or
Cindy.Benefield@myfloridacfo.com

Hayes

Rule Number & Title

69B-148.001 - Funding of Preneed Contracts with Life Insurance or Annuities

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

November 13, 2014 - 9 a.m.

Room 142
Larson Building
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

This rule repeal is part of the agency’s comprehensive review of existing rules that focused on eliminating those that were determined to be unnecessary or duplicative. The rule contained in Rule Chapter 69B-148, F.A.C., “Funding of Preneed Contracts with Life Insurance or Annuities”, is being repealed because it is not necessary to implement the correlating statute or is redundant.

Contact Attorney

Division of Agent and Agency Services
Bureau of Investigations
Cindy Benefield (850) 413-5404 or
Cindy.Benefield@myfloridacfo.com

Hayes

October


Rule Number & Title

69B-150.115 - Group or Quasi-Group Implications

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

October 21, 2014 - 9 a.m.

Room 116
Larson Building
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

The existing language is improperly worded. The word “which” should be replaced with “shall”, and the word “group” should be replaced with “class” to be consistent with the use of the word “class” earlier in the sentence.

Contact Attorney

Division of Agent and Agency Services
Bureau of Investigations
Ray Wenger (850)413-5605 or
Ray.Wenger@myfloridacfo.com

Valentine

September


Rule Number & Title

69B-215.90 - Information to be Provided When Recommending the Surrender of an Annuity or Life Insurance Policy with a Cash Value
Text of Rule

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

September 26, 2014 - 10 a.m.

Room 143
Larson Building
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Purpose and Effect

Section 627.4553, F.S., was created by Chapter 2014-123, Laws of Florida, and took effect on July 1, 2014. It requires an insurance agent or insurance company to provide certain information to the consumer prior to surrender of an annuity or life insurance policy. The Department is also directed to adopt by rule key pieces of information an agent or insurance company must provide on a form to the consumer before execution of the surrender check.

Contact Attorney

Division of Agent and Agency Services
Bureau of Investigations
Ray Wenger (850)413-5605 or
Ray.Wenger@myfloridacfo.com

Karniewicz

Rule Number & Title

69B-220.051 - Conduct of Public Adjusters and Public Adjuster Apprentices
69B-220.201 - Ethical Requirements for All Adjusters and Public Adjuster Apprentices

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Held

September 16, 2014 - 10 a.m.

Room 116
Larson Building
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

The proposed changes to Rule 69B-220.051, F.A.C., clarify the responsibilities and requirements of public adjusters and public adjuster apprentices, define the terms “adjusting services” and “public adjuster apprentice,” specify the terms and conditions of public adjuster contracts, require the license number on advertisements, delete provisions that reiterate or paraphrase statutory materials, and prescribe practices to ensure fair dealing between public adjusters and claimants. The proposed changes to Rule 69B-220.201, F.A.C., update the code of ethics for all adjusters, delete provisions that reiterate or paraphrase statutory materials, and clarify the responsibilities and requirements of all adjusters.

Contact Attorney

Division of Agent and Agency Services
Bureau of Investigations
Barry Lanier (850)413-6501 or
Barry.Lanier@MyFloridaCFO.com

Karniewicz

August


Rule Number & Title

69B-150.115 - Group or Quasi-Group Implications

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

August 5, 2014 - 9:30 a.m.

Room 142
Larson Building
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Purpose and Effect

This is a change to correct the wording of a rule. The edit is to correct grammar and is intended to have no substantive effect.

Contact Attorney

Division of Agent and Agency Services
Bureau of Investigations
Barry Lanier (850)413-6501 or
Barry.Lanier@MyFloridaCFO.com

Valentine

June


Rule Number & Title

69B-162.011 - Suitability and Disclosure in Annuity Investments Contracts-Forms - Required

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Held

June 17, 2014 - 10:30 a.m.

Room 142
Larson Building
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

Pursuant to s. 627.4554, F.S., the proposed rule is revised to substantially adopt the standards relating to the sale of annuities as established in the 2010 NAIC Suitability in Annuity Transactions Model Regulation; incorporated forms, accordingly, are also revised. The proposed rule’s title is revised to better reflect its scope of regulation; the proposed rule’s website address is also revised.

Contact Attorney

Division of Agent and Agency Services
Bureau of Investigations
Susan Jordan 850-413-5655 or
Susan.Jordan@myfloridacfo.com

Fijman

May


Rule Number & Title

69B-227.110 - Purpose
69B-227.120 - Scope
69B-227.130 - Definitions
69B-227.140 - Providers
69B-227.150 - Supervising Instructor for Bail Bond Agent Course and School Officials
69B-227.160 - Instructors
69B-227.170 - Courses
69B-227.180 - Course Offering and Attendance Records
69B-227.190 - Certification of Students
69B-227.200 - Attendance
69B-227.210 - Postsecondary Courses
69B-227.220 - Examinations
69B-227.230 - Fees
69B-227.240 - Facilities
69B-227.250 - Advertising
69B-227.260 - Study Aids
69B-227.270 - Prohibited Practices
69B-227.280 - Falsification of Reports
69B-227.290 - Forms and Submission of Forms through the Education Database
69B-227.300 - Transition Time in the Event of Rule Changes
69B-227.310 - Grounds for Disapproval, Suspension, or Revocation of Approval of a Provider, School Official, Supervising Instructor, or Instructor; Other Penalties
69B-227.320 - Curriculum Standards for Special Designation
69B-227.330 - Timeline for Submission
69B-227.340 - Course Audits

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Held

May 13, 2014 - 10:00 a.m.

Room 143
Larson Building
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

Rule 69B-227.130, F.A.C., contains updated definitions. Rule 69B-227.140, F.A.C., sets forth the requirements to obtain Department approval as a provider. Rule 69B-227.160, F.A.C., sets forth the requirements to obtain Department approval as an instructor. Rule 69B-227.170, F.A.C., sets forth the requirements to obtain Department approval for a course. Rule 69B-227.180, F.A.C., requires providers to submit a course offering for each course that is offered at least 15 days prior to the date and time the course will be offered and to keep accurate class attendance records. Rule 69B-227.190, F.A.C., requires providers to electronically submit a roster of all students that satisfactorily complete the course and issue a certificate of completion to each such person. Rule 69B-227.210, F.A.C., allows a person to apply academic credit earned at an accredited institution of higher learning to satisfy the education requirements by providing proof of completion and a summary of the course materials. Rule 69B-227.230, F.A.C., requires providers to refund student course fees if the course is cancelled and to have a refund policy addressing a student’s cancellation or failure to complete a course. Rule 69B-227.250, F.A.C., sets forth prohibitions on advertising of courses and places the responsibility for the advertisement on the provider. Rule 69B-227.260, F.A.C., requires the school official to furnish each student the name and contact information of the vendor to obtain the current study manual. Rule 69B-227.290, F.A.C., requires all applications and other forms to be submitted to the Department’s website and incorporates by reference seven (7) forms. Rule 69B-227.310, F.A.C., sets forth the grounds for disapproval, suspension or revocation of approval of a provider, school official, supervising instructor or instructor. Rule 69B-227.320, F.A.C., sets forth the standards for approval of special designation courses. Rule 69B-227.330, F.A.C., requires an application to be complete within 60 days of initial submission and requires deficiencies to be resolved within 20 days of the deficiency notice. Rule 69B-227.340, F.A.C., provides that the Department shall audit courses and provider records with or without notice to the provider.

Contact Attorney

Division of Agent and Agency Services
Bureau of Licensing
Matt Tamplin (850) 413-5496 or
Matt.Tamplin@MyFloridaCFO.com

Karniewicz

Rule Number & Title

69B-231 - Penalty Guidelines for Insurance Representatives

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Held

May 7, 2014 - 10:30 a.m.

Room 116
Larson Building
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

The rule amendment provides penalties for violations of section 626.9957, F.S., regarding the conduct of health insurance navigators. “Navigator” is a new category of insurance professional created by Ch. 2013-101, Laws of Florida to help health insurance consumers to understand the options available under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Additionally, “section” is replaced with “subsection” to conform to the present convention.

Contact Attorney

Division of Agent and Agency Services
Bureau of Licensing
Barry Lanier (850) 413-5601 or
Barry.Lanier@myfloridacfo.com

Valentine

Rule Number & Title

69B-211 - Insurance Representatives

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Held

May 7, 2014 - 10:30 a.m.

Room 116
Larson Building
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

The proposed rule amendment provides a procedure to register navigators pursuant to section 626.9953, Florida Statutes. “Navigator” is a new category of insurance professional created to assist health insurance consumers to find insurance coverage through insurance exchanges created to fulfill mandates imposed by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Contact Attorney

Division of Agent and Agency Services
Bureau of Licensing
Matt Tamplin (850) 413-5460 or
Matt.Tamplin@myfloridacfo.com

Valentine

April


Rule Number & Title

69B-220.052 - Supervision of Public Adjuster Apprentices and Prohibited Acts by Apprentices

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

April 22, 2014 - 10:00 a.m.

Room 116
Larson Building
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Purpose and Effect

The purpose of the proposed rule is to implement Section 626.8651, F.S. The Department would like to adopt a rule that will specify when a public adjuster apprentice requires supervision by a licensed supervisory public adjuster and specify the activities that a public adjuster apprentice shall not conduct.

Contact Attorney

Division of Agent and Agency Services
Bureau of Investigations
Barry Lanier (850) 413-5601 or
Barry.Lanier@myfloridacfo.com

Karniewicz

Rule Number & Title

69B-220.051 - Conduct of Public Adjusters and Public Adjuster Apprentices
69B-220.201 - Ethical Requirements of All Adjusters
Text of Rule

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

April 15, 2014 - 10:00 a.m.

Room 116
Larson Building
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Purpose and Effect

The purpose of the proposed amendments is to update the rules and incorporate legislative changes to Part VI of Chapter 626, F.S.

Contact Attorney

Division of Agent and Agency Services
Bureau of Investigations
Barry Lanier (850) 413-5601 or
Barry.Lanier@myfloridacfo.com

Karniewicz

February


Rule Number & Title

69B-162.001 - Suitability and Disclosure in Annuity Investments Contracts-Forms-Required.

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

February 18, 2014 - 10:00 a.m.

Room 116
Larson Building
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Purpose and Effect

The proposed rule is amended to conform with revisions to s. 627.4554, F.S., as enacted by SB 166 (Chapter 2013-163, Laws of Florida). SB 166 substantially revised Florida consumer protection laws relating to the sales of annuities by incorporating the 2010 National Association of Insurance Commissioners (“NAIC”) Suitability in Annuity Transactions Model Regulation. The proposed rule extends protections previously afforded senior consumers in annuity transactions to consumers of any age. Forms DFS-H1-1980and DFS-H1-1981 are revised to reflect the standards, procedures and guidelines of the 2010 NAIC Annuity Suitability Model Regulation, and s. 627.4554, F.S.

Contact Attorney

Division of Agent and Agency Services
Bureau of Investigations
Susan Jordan (850) 413-5655 or
Susan.Jordan@MyFloridaCFO.com

Fijman

Rule Number & Title

69B-231.090 - Penalties for Violation of Section 626.621, F.S.

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

February 13, 2014 - 10:00 a.m.

Room 116
Larson Building
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

The rule will impose the highest identical penalty, if available, or a substantially similar penalty to the highest penalty imposed for a violation of subsection 626.621(13), F.S. When substantially similar penalties are not available, the rule imposes specified penalties based upon whether the order contains allegations or findings related to monetary loss, fraud, misappropriation, conversion or the unlawful withholding of money. A violation of Section 626.621(14), F.S., will result in the imposition of a 6 month suspension.

Contact Attorney

Division of Agent and Agency Services
Bureau of Investigations
Ray Wenger (850) 413-5605 or
Ray.Wenger@MyFloridaCFO.com

Karniewicz

January


Rule Number & Title

69B-227 - Prelicensing Education
Text of Rule

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

January 28, 2014 - 1:30 p.m.

Room 116
Larson Building
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

Section 626.2817(2), F.S., provides that the Department shall adopt rules establishing standards for the approval, registration, discipline, or removal from registration of course providers, instructors, school officials, and monitor groups. The standards must be designed to ensure that such persons have the knowledge, competence, and integrity to fulfill the educational objectives of the prelicensure requirements of Chapters 626 and 648, F.S., and to assure that insurance agents and licensees are competent to engage in the activities authorized under the license. Section 626.2871(3), F.S., provides that the Department shall adopt rules to establish a process for determining compliance with the prelicensure requirements of Chapters 626 and 648, F.S. The statute also requires the Department to adopt rules prescribing the forms necessary to administer the prelicensure requirements.

Contact Attorney

Division of Agent and Agency Services
Bureau of Investigations
Jean Jeune (850) 413-5411 or
Jean.Jeune@myfloridacfo.com

Karniewicz

Rule Number & Title

69B-11 - Insurance Representatives

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

January 22, 2014 - 10:00 a.m.

Room 116
Larson Building
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

The proposed rule amendment provides a procedure to register navigators pursuant to section 626.9953, Florida Statutes. “Navigator” is a new category of insurance professional created to assist health insurance consumers to find insurance coverage through insurance exchanges created to fulfill mandates imposed by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Contact Attorney

Division of Agent and Agency Services
Bureau of Licensing
Matt Tamplin (850) 413-5460 or
Matt.Tamplin@MyFloridaCFO.com

Valentine

2013

December


Rule Number & Title

69B-221.155 - Forms for Limited Surety (Bail Bond) Agents

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

December 2, 2013 - 10:00 a.m.

Room 142
Larson Building
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

The proposed rule amendment will adopt the form to be used by the unlicensed personal representative or legal guardian to obtain a temporary permit to operate a bail bond agency after the death or incapacity of the agency’s owner. The rule also adopts the certificate that will be issued once the permit is granted.

Contact Attorney

Division of Agent and Agency Services
Bureau of Licensing
Ray Wenger (850) 413-5605 or
Ray.Wenger@MyFloridaCFO.com

Karniewicz

September


Rule Number & Title

69B-221.075 - Power of Attorney; Penal Sum of Bond; Not Applicable to Automobile Clubs

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

September 24, 2013 - 9:30 a.m.

Room 142
Larson Building
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

The proposed rule sets forth the information a sample power of attorney must contain in order to be approved by the Department. The proposed amendment will allow insurance companies to continue using their existing forms as long as the items required for approval are included on the form.

Contact Attorney

Division of Agent and Agency Services
Bureau of Licensing
Ray Wenger (850) 413-5605 or
Ray.Wenger@MyFloridaCFO.com

Karniewicz

Rule Number & Title

69B-231.150 - Criminal Proceedings

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

September 12, 2013 - 9:30 a.m.

Room 116
Larson Building
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

Subsections (1) and (2) are amended to clarify what is meant by the terms “felony” and “revocation”. Also, the word “immediate” is removed to better reflect the administrative process requirements which exist. Subsection (3) is deleted to remove standards which are in conflict with statutory changes. A new subsection (3) is added to conform the penalty scheme with section 626.207, F.S., and Rule 69B-211.042, F.A.C. Subsection (4) incorporates definitions from section 626.207, F.S. Subsection (5) adds qualifications for administrative actions based on criminal proceedings outside the United States.

Contact Attorney

Division of Agent and Agency Services
Bureau of Licensing
Barry Lanier (850) 413-5600 or
Barry.Lanier@myfloridacfo.com

Valentine

August


Rule Number & Title

69B-221.051 - Actively Engaged in Business; Place Suitably Designated; Accessible to Public

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

August 29, 2013 - 9:30 a.m.

Room 116
Larson Building
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

The proposed rule is amended to provide that monthly employment reports for temporary bail bond agents must be received by the Department no later than the last day of the month that follows the month being reported. The proposed rule clarifies that both the supervising bail bond agent and the temporary bail bond agent must certify that employment hours reported reflect actual hours worked during the month reported.

Contact Attorney

Division of Agent and Agency Services
Bureau of Licensing
Ray Wenger (850) 413-5605 or
Ray.Wenger@MyFloridaCFO.com

Fijman

Rule Number & Title

69B-231.090 - Penalties for Violation of Section 626.621, F.S.
Text of Rule

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

August 22, 2013 - 9:30 a.m.

Room 116
Larson Building
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

Section 626.207(8), F.S., requires the Department to adopt rules establishing specific penalties against licensees for violations of Section 626.621 F.S. The proposed rule sets forth the penalties for violations of subsections 626.621(13) and (14), F.S.

Contact Attorney

Division of Agent and Agency Services
Ray Wenger (850) 413-5605 or
Ray.Wenger@MyFloridaCFO.com

Karniewicz

May


Rule Number & Title

69B-221.155 - Forms for Limited Surety (Bail Bond) Agents
Text of Rule

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

May 23, 2013 - 1:00 p.m.

Room 139
Larson Building
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

Section 648.285(2), F.S., provides that if the owner of a bail bond agency dies or becomes mentally incapacitated, a personal representative or legal guardian may be issued a temporary permit to manage the affairs of the bail bond agency. The application for a temporary permit must be made by the personal representative or legal guardian upon statements and affidavits filed with the Department on forms prescribed and furnished by it.

Contact Attorney

Division of Agent and Agency Services
Bureau of Licensing
Ray Wenger (850) 413-5605 or
Ray.Wenger@MyFloridaCFO.com

Karniewicz

Rule Number & Title

69B-221.075 - Power of Attorney; Penal Sum of Bond; Not Applicable to Automobile Clubs
Text of Rule

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

May 23, 2013 - 10:00 a.m.

Room 139
Larson Building
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

Section 648.43, F.S., requires every insurer engaged in the writing of bail bonds through bail bond agents in the State of Florida to submit and have approved by the Department a sample power of attorney, which will be the only form of power of attorney the insurer will issue to bail bond agents in this State. The proposed rule sets forth the information a sample power of attorney must contain in order to be approved by the Department. The proposed amendment will allow insurance companies to continue using their existing forms as long as the items required for approval are included on the form.

Contact Attorney

Division of Agent and Agency Services
Ray Wenger (850) 413-5605 or
Ray.Wenger@MyFloridaCFO.com

Karniewicz

Rule Number & Title

69B-220.051 - Conduct of Public Adjusters and Public Adjuster Apprentices
69B-220.201 - Ethical Requirements for All Adjusters

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Held

May 9, 2013 - 10:30 a.m.

Room 116
Larson Building
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

The proposed changes to Rule 69B-220.051, F.A.C., clarify the responsibilities and requirements of public adjusters and public adjuster apprentices, define the terms “direct supervision” and “adjusting services,” specify the terms and conditions of public adjuster contracts, require the license number on advertisements, delete provisions that reiterate or paraphrase statutory materials, and prescribe practices to ensure fair dealing between public adjusters and claimants. The proposed changes to Rule 69B-220.201, F.A.C., update the code of ethics for all adjusters, delete provisions that reiterate or paraphrase statutory materials, and clarify the responsibilities and requirements of all adjusters.

Contact Attorney

Division of Agent and Agency Services
Barry Lanier (850) 413-5601 or
Barry.Lanier@MyFloridaCFO.com

Karniewicz

April


Rule Number & Title

69B-231.150 - Criminal Proceedings

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

April 30, 2013 - 10:00 a.m.

Room 116
Larson Building
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

The revisions in the proposed amendment are intended to conform Rule 69B-231.150, F.A.C. relating to administrative license actions based on criminal proceedings to changes already made to Rule 69B-211.042, F. A. C. Subsections (1) and (2) are amended to clarify what is meant by the terms “felony” and “revocation”.Also, the word “immediate” is removed to better reflect the administrative process requirements which exist. Subsection (3) is deleted to remove standards which are in conflict with statutory changes. A new Subsection (3) is added to conform the penalty scheme with Section 626.207, F.S., and Rule 69B-211.042, F. A. C. Subsection (4) incorporates definitions from Section 626.207, F. S. Subsection (5) adds qualifications for administrative actions based on criminal proceedings outside the United States.

Contact Attorney

Division of Agent and Agency Services
Bureau of Licensing
Barry Lanier (850) 413-5601 or
Barry.Lanier@MyFloridaCFO.com

Valentine

March


Rule Number & Title

69B-228.180 - Forms
69B-228.220 - Licensee Compliance; Requirements; Penalties for Non-Compliance

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Held

March 13, 2013 - 2:00 p.m.

Room 116
Larson Building
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

The proposed rule amendments will allow continuing education providers to develop appropriate course materials, submit them for approval by the Department, and then offer the courses to licensees. The proposed amendment will implement these legislative changes by: (1) adopting a curriculum outline form; (2) approving courses for the following lines of insurance: life and variable annuity; life, health, and variable annuity; health; general lines; adjuster; public adjuster; and bail bonds; and (3) requiring that the course include a discussion of the following subject areas: regulatory awareness; insurance law and updates; ethical requirements; and trends.

Contact Attorney

Division of Agent and Agency Services
Jean Jeune (850) 413-5411 or
Jean.Jeune@MyFloridaCFO.com

Karniewicz

69C – Division of Treasury

2016

January


Rule Number & Title

69C-6.003 - The Plan; Prescribed Forms

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing

January 28, 2016 - 3:00 PM

Suite 440-C
Hermitage Centre
1801 Hermitage Blvd.
Tallahassee, Florida

Purpose and Effect

The amendments to the State of Florida Employees Deferred Compensation Plan include changes to the Plan’s Investment Policy (Form DFS-J3-1541). The revisions add language to the definitions section, update the policy to conform to statutory requirements and implement minor administrative changes to the Plan.

Contact Attorney

Division of Treasury
Bureau of Deferred Compensation
Kandi Winters (850)413-3162 or
Kandi.Winters@myfloridacfo.com

Hayes

2015

November


Rule Number & Title

69C-6.003 - The Plan; Prescribed Forms

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

November 9, 2015 - 3:00 p.m.

Suite 440-C
Hermitage Centre
1801 Hermitage Blvd.
Tallahassee, Florida

Purpose and Effect

The amendments to the State of Florida Employees Deferred Compensation Plan include changes to the Plan’s Investment Policy (Form DFS-J3-1541). The revisions add language to the definitions section, update the policy to conform to statutory requirements and implement minor administrative changes to the Plan.

Contact Attorney

Chief of Deferred Compensation
Division of Treasury
Bureau of Deferred Compensation
Kandi Winters (850)413-3162 or
Kandi.Winters@myfloridacfo.com

Hayes

Rule Number & Title

69C-6.003 - Compliance and Enforcement

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

April 13, 2015 - 11:00 a.m.

200 E. Gaines Street
Room 143, Larson Building
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Purpose and Effect

The purpose of this amendment is to clarify and correct Rule 69D-2.005, F.A.C., which provides that the Office of Insurance Regulation Office shall conduct audits to determine insurance company compliance with anti-fraud laws and shall take appropriate administrative action against insurers for failure to comply. The amendment changes “shall” to “may” to comply with the law implemented and also clarifies that the Department has authority to take appropriate administrative action against insurers for failure to comply with the law.

Contact Attorney

Division of Insurance Fraud
Simon Blank
simon.blank@MyFloridaCFO.com

Butler

October


Rule Number & Title

69C-3.004 - Transfer of Funds from an Eligible Fund to Investment Account
69C-3.006 - Transfer of Funds from the Investment Account to an Eligible Fund

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - not held

October 6, 2015 - 11:00 a.m.

Suite 440-C
Hermitage Centre
1801 Hermitage Blvd.
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

The proposed rules provide updated procedures and a new form relating to the transfer of an agency’s eligible funds to the CFO’s investment account and the return of the invested balances of such monies to the eligible fund.

Contact Attorney

Division of Treasury
Bureau of Funds Management
Katherine Ward-Adkins
200 E. Gaines Street, Tallahassee, FL, 32399-0344 or
Katherine.Ward-Adkins@MyFloridaCFO.com

Fijman

2014

December


Rule Number & Title

69C-6.003 - The Plan; Prescribed Forms

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - not held

December 30, 2014 - 3:00 p.m.

Suite 440-C
Hermitage Centre
1801 Hermitage Blvd.
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

The amendments to the State of Florida Employees Deferred Compensation Plan include changes to the definitions section and updates to conform to federal law permitting tax-free distributions by retired public safety officers. Further, several forms were amended to clarify requirements, conform all forms to changes in the Plan Document (Form DFS-J3-1176), and implement minor administrative changes to the Plan.

Contact Attorney

Division of Treasury
Bureau of Deferred Compensation
Kandi Winters (850) 413-3162 or
Kandi.Winters@myfloridacfo.com

Hayes

June


Rule Number & Title

69C-4.003 - Definitions
69C-4.0045 - Convenience Fees
69C-4.009 - Annual Reporting to the Financial Officer

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

June 24, 2014 - 1:30 p.m.

Suite 440-C
Hermitage Centre
1801 Hermitage Blvd.
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

E Convenience fees to offset service fees are authorized as a method for paying service fees for credit card transactions in which the State of Florida is the payee.

Contact Attorney

Division of Treasury
Bureau of Funds Management
Melisa Hevey (850) 413-2760 or
Melisa.Hevey@myfloridacfo.com

Valentine

April


Rule Number & Title

69C-4.003 - Definitions
69C-4.0045 - Convenience Fees
69C-4.009 - Annual Reporting to the Financial Officer

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

April 4, 2014 - 9:30 a.m.

Suite 440-C
Hermitage Centre
1801 Hermitage Blvd.
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

Paragraph 215.322(3)(c), F.S. allows for service fees on credit card and other electronic transactions with the state to be paid by a means other than state warrant if approved by the CFO. This rule provides approval to offset convenience fees paid by a card holder against service fees charged by a bank processing a transaction.

Contact Attorney

Division of Treasury
Bureau of Funds Management
Melisa Hevey (850) 413-2760 or
Melisa.Hevey@myfloridacfo.com

Valentine

2013

November


Rule Number & Title

69C-4.004 - Standard Contracts with Electronic Payment Service Providers

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

November 7, 2013 - 2:00 p.m.

Suite 440-C
Hermitage Centre
1801 Hermitage Blvd.
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

The proposed rule adopts and incorporates by reference current standard contracts required for use by state agencies, as approved by the Chief Financial Officer.

Contact Attorney

Division of Treasury
Bureau of Funds Management
Melisa Hevey (850) 413-3162 or
Melisa.Hevey@myfloridacfo.com

Fijman

September


Rule Number & Title

69C-4.004 - Standard Contracts with Electronic Payment Service Providers

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

September 13, 2013 - 10:30 a.m.

Suite 440-C
Hermitage Centre
1801 Hermitage Blvd.
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

The proposed rule updates certain information regarding standard contracts to be used by state agencies when signing participation agreements with service providers for the processing of electronic payments. References to one standard contract reflect changes that have been incorporated into the current contract. The proposed rule also deletes language relating to a standard contract that is no longer in force. Certain technical changes are also included in the proposed rule.

Contact Attorney

Division of Treasury
Bureau of Funds Management
Melisa Hevey (850) 413-3162 or
Melisa.Hevey@myfloridacfo.com

Fijman

April


Rule Number & Title

69C-6.003 - The Plan, Prescribed Forms

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

April 11, 2013 - 2:00 p.m.

Suite 440-C
Hermitage Centre
1801 Hermitage Blvd.
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

The purpose of the rule amendment is to revise the State of Florida Deferred Compensation Plan and related forms.

Contact Attorney

Division of Treasury
Kandi Winters (850) 413-3162 or
Kandi.Winters@MyFloridaCFO.com

Hayes

March


Rule Number & Title

69C-6.003 - The Plan, Prescribed Forms

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

March 1, 2013 - 2:00 p.m.

Suite 440-C
Hermitage Centre
1801 Hermitage Blvd.
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

Updates to the rule due to changes to and clarifications of the Federal deferred compensation regulations.

Contact Attorney

Division of Treasury
Kandi Winters (850) 413-3162 or
Kandi.Winters@MyFloridaCFO.com

Hayes

69D – Division of Insurance Fraud

2015

April


Rule Number & Title

69D-2.005 - Compliance and Enforcement

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

April 13, 2015 - 11:00 a.m.

200 E. Gaines Street, Room 143
Larson Building
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Purpose and Effect

The purpose of this amendment is to clarify and correct Rule 69D-2.005, F.A.C., which provides that the Office of Insurance Regulation Office shall conduct audits to determine insurance company compliance with anti-fraud laws and shall take appropriate administrative action against insurers for failure to comply. The amendment changes “shall” to “may” to comply with the law implemented and also clarifies that the Department has authority to take appropriate administrative action against insurers for failure to comply with the law.

Contact Attorney

Division of Insurance Fraud
Simon Blank
simon.blank@MyFloridaCFO.com

Butler

2013

August


Rule Number & Title

69D-3.001 - Definitions
69D-3.002 - Governance of Organization
69D-3.003 - Use of Division Property or Facilities
Text of Rule

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

August 15, 2013 - 10:00 a.m.

Room 230A, Alexander Building
2020 Capital Circle S.E.
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

Section 626.9895, F.S., authorized the Division of Insurance Fraud to establish a direct-support organization to support the prosecution, investigation, and prevention of motor vehicle insurance fraud, to be known as the “Automobile Insurance Fraud Strike Force” (Strike Force). Section 626.9895(5)(c), F.S., requires the Department to adopt rules prescribing the procedures by which the Strike Force is governed and any conditions with which the Strike Force must comply to use the Division’s property.

Contact Attorney

Division of Insurance Fraud
Jack Kelley (850) 413-3115 or
Jack.Kelley@MyFloridaCFO.com

Karniewicz

69I – Division of Accounting & Auditing

2016

February


Rule Number & Title

69I-44.021 - Claim for Funds Paid to the Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Section 43.19, 732.107, 733.816 or 44.534, Florida Statutes.

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing

February 10, 2016 - 10:00 a.m.

Room B103,
Fletcher Building,
101 E. Gaines Street,
Tallahassee, FL

Summary of Rule:

Rule 69I-44.021, F.A.C., is repealed.

Contact Attorney

Division of Accounting & Auditing
Bureau of Unclaimed Property
Phillip Carlton (850)413- 5570 or
Phillip.Carlton@myfloridacfo.com.

Karniewicz

January


Rule Number & Title

69I-20.0021 - Procedures for Filing Claim
69I-20.0022 - Proof of Ownership and Entitlement to Unclaimed Property
69I-20.030 - Definitions
69I-20.034 - Report of Property Presumed Abandoned
69I-20.038 - Late Annual Report(s), Late Payments(s), and Late Delivery of Unclaimed Property
69I-20.040 - Written Notice
69I-20.041 - Unclaimed Property Reporting Instructions

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing

January 7, 2016 - 10:00 A.M.

Room B103,
Fletcher Building,
101 E. Gaines Street, Tallahassee, FL

Summary of Rule:

Rule 69I-20.0021, F.A.C., adds procedures to allow the submission of electronic claims for unclaimed property. Rule 69I-20.0022, F.A.C., allows the Department to use an identity authentication service to verify the claimant’s identity for certain submitted claims. Rule 69I-20.030, F.A.C., updates and adds definitions. Rule 69I-20.034, F.A.C., requires holders reporting 25 or more apparent owners to file an electronic report through the Department’s Holder Reporting Online System; and requires holders reporting less than 25 apparent owners to file a report of unclaimed property using the manual input option or the electronic report format on the Department’s Holder Reporting Online System. Rule 69I-20.038, F.A.C., requires a written request for an extension of time to file an unclaimed property report be postmarked or filed with the Department by April 30th of the subsequent calendar year. Rule 69I-20.040, F.A.C., specifies the information that should be included in the due diligence written notice to apparent property owners. Rule 69I-20.041, F.A.C., incorporates the most recent version of the Florida Unclaimed Property Reporting Instructions Manual.

Contact Attorney

Bureau of Unclaimed Property
Phillip Carlton, (850)413-5570 or Phillip.Carlton@myfloridacfo.com.

Karniewicz

2015

October


Rule Number & Title

69I-20.0021 - Procedures for Filing Claim
69I-20.0022 - Proof of Ownership and Entitlement to Unclaimed Property
69I-20.030 - Definitions

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

October 7, 2015 - 9:00 a.m.

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

Purpose and Effect

The primary purpose of this rulemaking is to adopt language to implement the electronic claims filing provision in subsection 717.124(7), F.S. Further, these rules are being amended to clarify the statutory requirements under sections 717.135 and 717.1351, F.S., for filing claims and to remove unnecessary language.

Contact Attorney

Division of Accounting and Auditing
Bureau of Unclaimed Property
Phillip Carlton (850)413-5570 or
Phillip.Carlton@myfloridacfo.com

Hayes

Rule Number & Title

69I-20.030 - Definitions
69I-20.034 - Report of Property Presumed Abandoned
69I-20.038 - Late Annual Report(s), Late Payments(s), and Late Delivery of Unclaimed Property
69I-20.040 - Written Notice
69I.20.041 - Unclaimed Property Reporting Instructions
Text of Rule

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

October 1, 2015 - 10:00 a.m.

Room B103, Fletcher Building
101 Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Purpose and Effect

The proposed amendments will update and clarify the requirements for reporting and remitting unclaimed property to the Department.

Contact Attorney

Division of Accounting and Auditing
Bureau of Unclaimed Property
Phillip Carlton (850)413-5570 or
Phillip.Carlton@myfloridacfo.com

Hayes

July


Rule Number & Title

69I-51.0012 - Uniform Classification of Accounts for Units of Local Government

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

July 23, 2015 - 2:30 p.m.

Room 116, Fletcher Building
200 E Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

The proposed rule adopts the Department’s “Uniform Accounting System Manual, 2014 Edition.” The Manual provides updated guidance on uniform accounting practices that local governmental entities are required to follow, pursuant to Section 218.33, F.S.

Contact Attorney

Division of Accounting and Auditing
Bureau of Unclaimed Property
Gina Ballard (850) 413-5687 or
Gina.Ballard@MyFloridaCFO.com

Fijman

May


Rule Number & Title

69I-20.001 - Registration
69I-20.0021 - Procedures for Filing Claim

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

May 6, 2015 - 9:00 a.m.

Room 116, Fletcher Building
200 E Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

These rules are being amended to clarify the statutory requirements under section 717.135, Florida Statutes, for filing claims; remove unnecessary language; and repealing an obsolete form

Contact Attorney

Division of Accounting and Auditing
Bureau of Unclaimed Property
Phillip Carlton 850-413-5570 or
Phillip.Carlton@MyFloridaCFO.com

Hayes

March


Rule Number & Title

69I-51.0012 - Uniform Classification of Accounts for Units of Local Government

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

March 23, 2015 - 9:00 a.m.

Room 116, Fletcher Building
200 E Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Purpose and Effect

The proposed rule is amended to adopt the Department’s “Uniform Accounting System Manual, 2014 Edition.” The Manual provides updated guidance regarding uniform accounting practices and procedures that local government entities are required to follow, pursuant to section 233.335, Florida Statutes. The Manual includes a classification of accounts organized by fund groups and details specific standards that local government entities must follow in the recording and reporting of financial information required by the State of Florida. The proposed rule also provides a website through which the Manual can be accessed and includes certain technical changes.

Contact Attorney

Division of Accounting and Auditing
Bureau of Financial Reporting
Timothy Hsieh, CPA (850) 413-5592 or
Tim.Hsieh@MyFloridaCFO.com

Fijman

January


Rule Number & Title

69I-40.120 - Advance Payments

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

January 9, 2015 - 9:30 a.m.

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

Purpose and Effect

The proposed rule amendment rewords an existing rule establishing the procedure for the Chief Financial Officer’s approval of advance payments to vendors by state agencies. The existing rule uses the word “waiver” which is not a correct characterization of what is authorized by paragraph 216.181(16)(b), Florida Statutes. The amendment corrects this.

Contact Attorney

Division of Accounting and Auditing
Bureau of Financial Reporting
Mark Merry (850) 413-3704 or
Mark.Merry@myfloridacfo.com

Valentine

2014

December


Rule Number & Title

69I-31.803 - Garnishee Agency Responsibilities

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

December 30, 2014 - 9:00 a.m.

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

Summary of Rule

Updates and clarification of language in Rule 69I-31.803, F.A.C.

Contact Attorney

Division of Accounting and Auditing
Bureau of State Payroll
John Bennett (305) 413-5513 or
John.Bennett@MyFloridaCFO.com

Hayes

Rule Number & Title

69I-31.108 - Payroll Preparation Manual
69I-31.807 - Intervention by Chief Financial Officer

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

December 16, 2014 - 9:30 a.m.

Room 139, Larson Building
200 E Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

Rule 69I-31.108, F.A.C., is being repealed because the manual adopted is exempted from rulemaking by section 120.52(16)(c)2., F.S.

Rule 691-31.807, F.A.C., states that the Florida Chief Financial Office my intervene in garnishment proceeding. These rules are determined as unnecessary and are being repealed.

Contact Attorney

Division of Accounting and Auditing
Bureau of State Payroll
John Bennett (305) 413-5513 or
John.Bennett@MyFloridaCFO.com

Valentine

Rule Number & Title

69I-20.001 - Registration
69I-20.0021 - Procedures for Filing Claim

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

December 16, 2014 - 9:00 a.m.

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

Summary of Rule

These rules are being amended to clarify the statutory requirements under section 717.135, Florida Statutes, for filing claims, remove unnecessary language, and repealing an obsolete form.

Contact Attorney

Division of Accounting and Auditing
Bureau of Unclaimed Property
Phillip Carlton (850) 413-5570 or
Phillip.Carlton@MyFloridaCFO.com

Hayes

Rule Number & Title

69I-22.002 - Definitions Applicable to Chapter 69I-22
69I-22.003 - Procedures

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

December 10, 2014 - 1:30 p.m.

Room B103, Fletcher Building
101 E Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

Rule 69I-22.002, F.A.C., is amended to update the definitions and to incorporate by reference the Employee Direct Deposit Authorization Form and the Retiree Direct Deposit Authorization Form. Rule 69I-22.003, F.A.C., is amended to update the procedures for participating in the direct deposit program. Rule 69I-22.003, F.A.C., is also amended to require all beneficiaries to provide the Department with either a copy of a valid driver’s license or a legible copy of a photographic identification issued by the United States or a foreign nation, a state or territory of the United States or foreign nation, or a political subdivision or agency thereof.

Contact Attorney

Division of Accounting and Auditing
Rachael Lieblick (850) 413-3537 or
Rachael.Lieblick@MyFloridaCFO.com

Karniewicz

October


Rule Number & Title

69I-22.002 - Definitions Applicable to Chapter 69I-22
69I-22.003 - Procedures
Text of Rule

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

October 21, 2014 - 1:30 p.m.

Room B103, Fletcher Building
101 E Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Purpose and Effect

The purpose is to update the rules and to incorporate by reference the Employee Direct Deposit Authorization Form and the Retiree Direct Deposit Authorization Form. All beneficiaries filing a Direct Deposit Authorization Form for salary or retirement benefits will now be required to provide the Department with a copy of a valid driver’s license or legible copy of a photographic identification issued by the United States or foreign nation, state or territory of the United States or foreign nation, or a political subdivision or agency.

Contact Attorney

Division of Accounting and Auditing
Rachael Lieblick (850) 413-3537 or
Rachael.Lieblick@MyFloridaCFO.com

Karniewicz

Rule Number & Title

69I-40.050 - Lease of Real Property
69I-40.051 - Purchase of Land

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

October 17, 2014 - 2:00 p.m.

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

Purpose and Effect

Rules 69I-40.050 and 69I-40.051, F.A.C., are being repealed.

Contact Attorney

Division of Accounting and Auditing
Bureau of Auditing
Mark Merry (850)413-3074 or
Mark.Merry@myfloridacfo.com

Kamm

September


Rule Number & Title

69I-31.803 - Garnishee Agency Responsibilities

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

September 10, 2014 - 9:00 a.m.

Room 142, Larson Building
200 E Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Purpose and Effect

These rules are being amended to clarify the specific statute that requires service of all court documents; remove unnecessary language; change the Department’s website address; correcting errors on Form DFS-A3-1927 and Form DFS-A3-1928; and update the history notes.

Contact Attorney

Division of Accounting and Auditing
Bureau of State Payrolls
John Bennett (850)413-5513 or
John.Bennett@MyFloridaCFO.com

Hayes

August


Rule Number & Title

69I-41.001 - Refund of State Occupational License Tax

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

August 21, 2014 - 9:00 a.m.

Room 142, Larson Building
200 E Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

This rule repeal is part of the agency’s comprehensive review of existing rules that focused on eliminating those that were determined to be unnecessary or duplicative. Rule 69I-41.001, F.A.C., “Refund of State Occupational License Tax”, is being repealed because the subject matter of the rule is contained within Rule 69I-44.020, F.A.C., “Application for Refund of Taxes”.

Contact Attorney

Division of Accounting and Auditing
Policy-Special Projects Section
Stanton Beazley (850)413-4610 or
Stanton.Beazley@myfloridacfo.com

Hayes

Rule Number & Title

69I-31.801 - Purpose and Applicability

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

August 20, 2014 - 10:00 a.m.

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

Summary of Rule

Rule 69I-31.801, F.A.C., consists of information already provided by s. 77.0305, F.S., the law implemented by the rule. The rule is unnecessary and is repealed.

Contact Attorney

Division of Accounting and Auditing
Bureau of State Payrolls
John Bennett (850) 413-5514 or
John.Bennett@MyFloridaCFO.com

Fijman

May


Rule Number & Title

69I-21.003 - Procedure for Collection of Delinquent Accounts

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

May 28, 2014 - 2:00 p.m.

Room B105, Fletcher Building
101 E. Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

Rule 69I-21.003, F.A.C., is amended to provide that each agency exercise due diligence in securing the full payment of all accounts and claims due to the state. Agencies shall establish, document and maintain policies and procedures which fully explain the process of exercising due diligence. Agencies assigning accounts to a debt collection agent contracted by the CFO must complete and submit a Debt Collection Referral Form (Form DFS-A1-1829) to the debt collection agent. Agencies must regularly monitor collection activities on accounts assigned to a debt collection agent and verify the accuracy of amounts collected and the related collection fee.

Contact Attorney

Division of Accounting and Auditing
Bureau of Financial Reporting
Tanner Collins (850) 413-5534 or
Tanner.Collins@myfloridacfo.com

Karniewicz

April


Rule Number & Title

69I-21.003 - Procedure for Collection of Delinquent Accounts
Text of Rule

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

April 7, 2014 - 9:00 a.m.

Room 430, Fletcher Building
101 E. Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

Section 17.20, F.S., authorizes the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to assign the collection of any claim due to the state to a registered collection agent if it is determined to be cost effective. Section 17.20, F.S., requires each agency to exercise due diligence in securing the full payment of all accounts receivable and other claims due to the state. Each agency is required to report delinquent accounts receivable as directed by the CFO to the appropriate collection agent for further action after the agency exhausts the lawful measures available to it and no later than 120 days after the date on which the account or claim was due and payable. The proposed amendments will update the rule to incorporate these changes.

Contact Attorney

Division of Accounting and Auditing
Bureau of Financial Reporting
Tanner Collins (850) 413-5534 or
Tanner.Collins@myfloridacfo.com

Karniewicz

February


Rule Number & Title

69I-72.005 - Certification of Surplus Property and Property Disposition
Text of Rule

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

February 12, 2014 - 11:00 a.m.

Room 430, Fletcher Building
101 E. Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

The rule is being amended to implement legislative changes to Section 273.05, F.S

Contact Attorney

Division of Accounting and Auditing
Bureau of Financial Reporting
Timothy Hsieh (850) 413-5746 or
tim.hsieh@myfloridacfo.com

Karniewicz

2013

November


Rule Number & Title

69I-40.002 - Requirements

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

November 19, 2013 - 2:30 p.m.

Room 116, Larson Building
200 E. Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

The proposed rule clarifies that when original invoices are not available, the duplicates of original invoices are required to be maintained in the form of scanned images.

Contact Attorney

Division of Accounting and Auditing
Mark Merry, (850) 413-3074 or
Mark.Merry@MyFloridaCFO.com

Fijman

September


Rule Number & Title

69I-40.103 - Restriction of Expenditures

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

September 4, 2013 - 9:30 a.m.

Room 142, Larson Building
200 E. Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

This rule is being repealed to conform to results of recent litigation. The rule being repealed prohibits state expenditures for certain categories of goods and services, specifically congratulatory telegrams, flowers, telegraphic condolences, plaques for outstanding service, entertainment for visiting dignitaries, refreshments, and decorative items.

Contact Attorney

Division of Accounting and Auditing
Mark Merry, (850) 413-3074 or
Mark.Merry@MyFloridaCFO.com

Valentine

August


Rule Number & Title

69I-40.002 - Requirements

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

August 27, 2013 - 10:30 a.m.

Room 116, Larson Building
200 E. Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

To amend the rule to clarify that state agencies are required to maintain original invoices or scanned images of original invoices and other documentation that supports the disbursement of state funds. The proposed rule also deletes obsolete language and references and is renumbered accordingly.

Contact Attorney

Division of Accounting and Auditing
Mark Merry, (850) 413-3074 or
Mark.Merry@MyFloridaCFO.com

Fijman

69J – Division of Consumer Services

2016

March

 

Rule Number & Title

69J-176.022  - Mediation of Bodily Injury and Property Damage Claims

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing

March 22, 2016 @ 9:00 AM

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

Summary of Rule:

The proposed amendments will update the definitions in the rule, change the mediator requirements in subsection (4), adopt a mediation disposition form and implement minor editorial revisions.

Contact Attorney

Division of Consumer Services,
Tasha Carter (850)413-5816 or
Tasha.Carter@myfloridacfo.com.

Hayes

January


Rule Number & Title

69J-166.002 - Mediation of Commercial Residential Property Insurance Claims.
69J-166.031 -  Mediation of Residential Property Insurance Claims.

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing

January 29, 2016 - 9:30 a.m.

Room 142
Larson Building,
200 East Gaines Street,
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule:

New Rule Chapter 69B-250 for certification of mediators is referenced.  Insurers must make a claim determination before submitting a claim to mediation.  The twenty-one (21) day period to resolve a claim prior to mediation begins with the receipt of the request for mediation by the Department of Financial Services.  A website is provided to obtain a mediation request form.  The description “a reasonable proximity” is replaced with “15 driving miles” of the insured property as a description of the permissible location of a mediation in absence of agreement of the parties, and unless the Administrator provides a location.

Contact Attorney

Division of Consumer Services
Tasha Carter (850)413-5800 or Tasha.Carter@myfloridacfo.com

Valentine

Rule Number & Title

69J-8.008 - Selection of Neutral Evaluator
69J-8.009 - Evaluation Process
69J-8.011 - Neutral Evaluator’s Report

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing

January 28, 2016 - 10:30 a.m.

Conference Room 142,
Larson Bldg.,
200 East Gaines Street,
Tallahassee

Summary of Rule:

An insurer must contact a policyholder or the policyholder agent within five (5) days of notification of a request for neutral evaluation of a sinkhole insurance claim.  However, failure to comply with the five (5) day time limit does not negate the insurer’s right to neutral evaluation or its right to disqualify evaluators.

Contact Attorney

Division Consumer Services
Tasha Carter (850)413-5800 or
Tasha.Carter@myfloridacfo.com

Valentine
Rule Number & Title

69J-176.022 - Mediation of Bodily Injury and Property Damage Claims

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

January 14, 2016 - 9:00 AM

142 Larson Building,
200 East Gaines Street,
Tallahassee, Florida

Purpose and Effect:

The proposed amendment is intended to promote clarity and efficiency in the mediation of bodily injury and property damage claims.  The rule is being amended to do the following:

  • Update the definitions contained in the rule.
  • Change the due date for respondents to pay the invoice for mediation fees. 
  • Identify the website at which the mediation request form may be obtained.
  • Identify the mediation claims e-mail address.
  • Update the mediator selection, mediation conference and mediation attendance sections.
  • Adopt a mediation disposition form.
  • Provide various additional clarifications and minor revisions.
Contact Attorney

Division of Consumer Services
Tasha Carter (850)413-5800 or Tasha.Carter@myfloridacfo.com

Hayes

Rule Number & Title

69J-8.008 - Selection of Neutral Evaluator.
69J-8.009 - Evaluation Process.

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing

January 6, 2016 - 9:30 a.m.

Room 139,
Larson Building,
200 E. Gaines Street,
Tallahassee, FL 32399

Summary of Rule:

An insurer must contact a policyholder or the policyholder agent within five (5) days of notification of a request for neutral evaluation of a sinkhole insurance claim.  However, failure to comply with the five (5) day time limit does not negate the insurer’s right to neutral evaluation or its right to disqualify evaluation.

Contact Attorney

Division of Consumer Services
Tasha Carter (850)413-5800 or Tasha.Carter@myfloridacfo.com

Valentine

2015

October


Rule Number & Title

69J-8.008 - Selection of Neural Evaluator
69J-8.009 - Evaluation Process

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

October 22, 2015 - 10:00 a.m.

Room 142, Larson Building
200 E. Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Purpose and Effect

The period of time that an insurer has to contact an insured after notice of a request to have a neutral evaluation of a sinkhole claim is increased from 3 days to 5 days. The amendment also clarifies that failure to comply with the 5-day requirement does not invalidate a party’s right to neutral evaluation or to disqualify proposed evaluators without cause.

Contact Attorney

Division Consumer Services
Tasha Carter (850)413-5800 or
Tasha.Carter@myfloridacfo.com

Valentine

August


Rule Number & Title

69J-166.002 - Mediation of Commercial Residential Property Insurance Claims
69J-166.031 - Mediation of Residential Property Insurance Claims

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

August 18, 2015 - 9:30 a.m.

Room 116, Larson Building
200 E. Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

The proposed amendment is intended to promote clarity and efficiency in the mediation of property insurance claims.  Rule 69J-166.002, F.A.C., governs the mediation of commercial residential property insurance claims.  Rule 69J-166.031, F.A.C., governs the mediation of residential property insurance claims.  Both rules are being amended to do the following:
Cross reference the new rule for approval of mediators for the program.
Clarify that an insurer must make a claim determination before submitting a claim to mediation.
Change the start date for the 21 days to resolve a claim before a mediation conference is held.
Identify the website at which the mediation request form may be obtained.
Specify that a mediation conference will be held within 15 miles of the insured property unless agreed otherwise by the parties.
Provide various additional clarifications and minor revisions.

Contact Attorney

Division Consumer Services
Tasha Carter (850)413-5800 or
Tasha.Carter@myfloridacfo.com

Valentine

May


Rule Number & Title

69J-8 - Alternative Procedure for Resolution of Disputed Sinkhole Insurance Claims

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Held

May 12, 2015 - 9:30 a.m.

Room 116, Larson Building
200 E. Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

Neutral evaluator standards are repealed because the standards are now set forth in statute. A three business day limit is imposed on insurers to contact claimants after notice of a request for neutral evaluation. The three business day deadline is also imposed on neutral evaluators to disclose conflicts of interest. Disclosure of conflicts of interest with professionals used by a neutral evaluator is also required

Contact Attorney

Division Consumer Services
Tasha Carter (850)413-5800 or
Tasha.Carter@myfloridacfo.com

Valentine

March


Rule Number & Title

69J-9.001 - Database of Information Relating To Sinkholes

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

March 11, 2015 - 11:00 a.m.

Room 139, Larson Building
200 E. Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

This rulemaking is part of the agency’s comprehensive review of existing rules. The repeal of this rule will remove provisions that were adopted pursuant to laws that have since been repealed. The rule requires insurers to electronically submit data for all sinkhole or catastrophic ground cover collapse claims confirmed on or after January 1, 2005, to the Department of Financial Services.

Contact Attorney

Division Consumer Services
Tasha Carter (850)413-5800 or
Tasha.Carter@myfloridacfo.com

Butler

Rule Number & Title

69J-7.007 - Grants - Medical Conditions Exception

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

March 11, 2015 - 10:00 a.m.

Room 239, Larson Building
200 E. Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

This rulemaking is part of the agency’s comprehensive review of existing rules that focused on eliminating those that were determined to be unnecessary or duplicative. The repeal of this rule will remove provisions that provide grants for mitigating the risk of hurricane damage when compliant opening protection systems are unlikely to be deployed due to medical limitations on the homeowner. The statute implemented does not address grants based on medical limitations on the homeowner. Grants may be provided to persons of low income for mitigating the risk of hurricane damage.

Contact Attorney

Division Consumer Services
Tasha Carter (850)413-5800 or
Tasha.Carter@myfloridacfo.com

Butler

January


Rule Number & Title

69J-8.002 - Definitions
69J-8.004 - Qualification and Certification of Neutral Evaluators
69J-8.007 - Request for Evaluation
69J-8.008 - Selection of Neutral Evaluator
69J-8.009 - Evaluation Process

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

January 13, 2015 - 10:00 a.m.

Room 116, Larson Building
200 E. Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Purpose and Effect

The proposed rulemaking repeals Rule 69J-8.004, F.A.C., because it is not needed since the standards for neutral evaluators are now in section 627.7074, F.S. Subsection 69J-8.008(2), F.A.C., is amended to require insurers to contact claimants within 3 business days of notice of a request for neutral evaluation, and copy the department on the correspondence to the claimant. Subsection (9) of section 69J-8.008, F.A.C., is added to impose a duty on neutral evaluators to disclose conflicts of interest within 3 business days of assignment. Subsection (5) is added to Rule 69J-8.009, F.A.C., to require disclosure of professionals used by a neutral evaluator and conflicts of interest associated with those professionals. Technical changes are also made.

Contact Attorney

Division Consumer Services
Tasha Carter (850)413-5800 or
Tasha.Carter@myfloridacfo.com

Valentine

2014

March


Rule Number & Title

69J-128.025 - Confidentiality of Personal Financial and Health Information Pursuant to Section 624.23, F.S.

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

March 18, 2014 - 10:00 a.m.

Room 139, Larson Building
200 E. Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

The Department has determined that Rule 69J-128.025, F.A.C., is inconsistent with the provisions of section 624.23, F.S. The rule is repealed.

Contact Attorney

Division Consumer Services
Tasha Carter (850)413-5800 or
Tasha.Carter@myfloridacfo.com

Fijman

Rule Number & Title

69J-137.010 - Holocaust Victims Insurance Report and Standards of Proof

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

March 17, 2014 - 10:00 a.m.

Room 143, Larson Building
200 E. Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

The proposed amendments will update the rule and incorporate the changes made by Chapter 2013-149, Laws of Florida.

Contact Attorney

Holocaust Coordinator
Lynn Grossman (850) 413-4160 or
Lynn.Grossman@MyFloridaCFO.com

Karniewicz

January


Rule Number & Title

69J-137.010 - Holocaust Victims Assistance Report and Standards of Proof
Text of Rule

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

January 10, 2014 - 10:00 a.m.

Room 143, Larson Building
200 E. Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

Rule 69O-137.010, F.A.C., will be transferred from the Office of Insurance Regulation to the Department of Financial Services as Rule 69J-137.010. The proposed amendments will implement the changes made by Chapter 2013-149, Laws of Florida, to Section 626.9543, F.S., known as the Holocaust Victims Assistance Act.

Contact Attorney

Division of Consumer Services
Lynn Grossman (850) 413-4160 or
Lynn.Grossman@MyFloridaCFO.com

Karniewicz

2013

December


Rule Number & Title

69J-166.002 - Mediation of Commercial Residential Property Insurance Claims
69J-166.031

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

December 3, 2013 - 10:00 a.m.

Room 142, Larson Building
200 E. Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

Subparagraphs (4)(a)1. of both rules are changed to provide that the insurer must give the policyholder notice of their right to participate in the mediation program at the time the first-party claim is filed by the policyholder. The proposed amendments also substitute the word "policyholder" for "insured."

Contact Attorney

Division of Consumer Services
Tasha Carter (850) 413-5800
Tasha.Carter@MyFloridaCFO.com

Karniewicz

October


Rule Number & Title

69J-166.002 - Mediation of Commercial Residential Property Insurance Claims
69J-166.031 - Mediation of Residential Property Insurance Claims
Text of Rule

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

October 18, 2013 - 10:00 a.m.

Room 142, Larson Building
200 E. Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

The proposed amendments will update the rules to conform with changes made by Chapter 2012-151, Laws of Florida, and the opinion of the Third District Court of Appeal in Fernando Subirats v. Fidelity National Property, 106 So. 3d 997 (Fla. 3rd DCA 2013).

Contact Attorney

Division of Consumer Services
Tasha Carter (850) 413-5800
Tasha.Carter@MyFloridaCFO.com

Karniewicz

Rule Number & Title

69J-8 - Alternative Procedure for Resolution of Disputed Sinkhole Insurance Claims

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

October 2, 2013 - 9:30 a.m.

Room 116, Larson Building
200 E. Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

This rulemaking includes changes to the procedures established for the neutral evaluation of sinkhole claims under section 627.7074, F.S. Changes are being made to conform the rule to current statutory requirements.

Contact Attorney

Division of Consumer Services
Tasha Carter (850) 413-5800
Tasha.Carter@MyFloridaCFO.com

Valentine

April


Rule Number & Title

69J-8 - Procedure for Resolution of Disputed Sinkhole Insurance Claims

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

April 9, 2013 - 9:30 a.m.

Room 116, Larson Building
200 E. Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

The purpose of the amendment will be to conform the rule to the present wording of Section 627.4074, F.S.

Contact Attorney

Division of Consumer Services
Tasha Carter (850) 413-5800
Tasha.Carter@MyFloridaCFO.com

Valentine

69K – Division of Funeral, Cemetery & Consumer Services

2015

December


Rule Number & Title

69K-10.001 - Preneed Funeral Contract Consumer Protection Trust Fund.
69K-10.002 - Disbursement from the Preneed Funeral Contract Consumer Protection Trust Fund.

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing

December 17, 2015 - 4:00 p.m.

Room 143, Larson Building,
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule:

Rules 69K-10.001 and 69K-10.002, F.A.C., are being modified to be consistent with references to rules adopted in Rule 69K-1.001, F.A.C.

Contact Attorney

Division of Funeral, Cemetery, and Consumer Services
Ellen Simon (850)413-4985 or Ellen.Simon@MyFloridaCFO.com

Kamm

Rule Number & Title

69K-16.0001 - State Examination for Funeral Industry Professionals

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing

December 17, 2015 - 3 p.m.

Room 143, Larson Building,
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule:

The proposed amendments will update the rule to incorporate the defined term for the Department’s Florida Law & Rules Exam.

Contact Attorney

Division of Funeral, Cemetery, and Consumer Services
Ellen Simon (850)413-4985 or Ellen.Simon@MyFloridaCFO.com

Kamm

Rule Number & Title

69K-18.001 - Embalmer Intern Training Program
69K-18.002 - Funeral Director Intern Training Program

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing

December 17, 2015 - 2 p.m.

Room 143, Larson Building,
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule:

Changes to Rule 69K-18.001, F.A.C., are to include statutory application requirements for the Embalmer Intern Training Program, to reference a form, and to clarify the filing fees.  Changes to Rule 69K-18.002, F.A.C., are to clarify applicant filing fee requirements for the Funeral Director Intern Training Program.

Contact Attorney

Division of Funeral, Cemetery, and Consumer Services
Ellen Simon (850)413-4985 or Ellen.Simon@MyFloridaCFO.com

Kamm

November


Rule Number & Title

69K-5 - Cemetery Regulation and Preneed Sales
69K-5.003 - Application for Registration of a Preneed Sales Agent License and Appointment.
69K-5.0031 - Definition of Good Standing With the Board of Funeral, Cemetery, and Consumer Services
69K-5.004 - Procedures for Licensing a New Cemetery
69K-5.006 - Procedure for Licensing Transferred Cemeteries
69K-5.007 - Conversion Procedures

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

November 23, 2015 - 9:00AM

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

Summary of Rule:

The rule more closely tracks the language utilized in the statutes with regard to preneed sales agents and cemetery regulation, removes requirements already contained in the statute and updates Department addresses.

Contact Attorney

Division of Funeral, Cemetery, and Consumer Services
Ellen Simon (850)413-4985 or Ellen.Simon@MyFloridaCFO.com

Hayes

Rule Number & Title

69K-7 - Trusts and Trust Funds
69K-7.009 - Reporting Requirements for Preneed Licensees Filing an Initial Application to Utilize a Letter of Credit or Surety Bond in Lieu of Maintaining a Trust Fund Trusting.
69K-7.011 - Criteria for Filing a Letter of Credit in Lieu of Maintaining a Trust Fund Trusting.
69K-7.012 - Criteria for Filing a Surety Bond in Lieu of Maintaining a Trust Fund Trusting.

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

November 23, 2015 - 9:30AM or
at the conclusion of the hearing for rules 69K-5.003, .0031, .004, .006, .007

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

Summary of Rule:

These rule amendments primarily include editorial changes.  The substantive changes include adopting the current version of  U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Fiscal Service Dept. Circular 570 and adding a requirement to Rule 69K-7.012

Contact Attorney

Division of Funeral, Cemetery, and Consumer Services
Ellen Simon (850)413-4985 or Ellen.Simon@MyFloridaCFO.com

Hayes

Rule Number & Title

69K-15 - Definitions
69K-15.001 - Course in Mortuary Science.
69K-15.002 - Associate of Arts Degree in Mortuary Science.
69K-15.003 - Arrangements.
69K-15.004 - At Need; Preneed.

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

November 23, 2015 - 10:00AM or
at the conclusion of the hearing for rules 69K-7.009, .011 & .012

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

Summary of Rule:

The definitions for “mortuary science” and “associate degrees” have been updated to reflect the statutory language. The rule amendments include removing duplicative language and implementing editorial changes.

Contact Attorney

Division of Funeral, Cemetery, and Consumer Services
Ellen Simon (850)413-4985 or Ellen.Simon@MyFloridaCFO.com

Hayes

August


Rule Number & Title

69K-5.003 - Application for Registration of a Preneed Sales Agent
69K-5.0031 - Definition of Good Standing With the Board of Funeral, Cemetery, and Consumer Services
69K-5.004 - Procedures for Licensing a New Cemetery
69K-5.006 - Procedure for Licensing Transferred Cemeteries
69K-5.007 - Conversion Procedures

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

August 27, 2015 - 9:30 a.m. or at the conclusion of the workshop for rules 69K-7

Room 116, Larson Building
200 E. Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Purpose and Effect

These rules are being amended to clarify which persons and entities are subject to the rule requirements; remove unnecessary language; change the Department’s website address; revise form numbers; and update the history notes.

Contact Attorney

Division of Funeral, Cemetery & Consumer Services
Ellen Simon at (850)413-4985
Ellen.Simon@myfloridacfo.com

Hayes

Rule Number & Title

69K-7.009 - Reporting Requirements for Preneed Licensees Filing an Initial Application to Utilize a Letter of Credit or Surety Bond in Lieu of Trusting
69K-7.011 - Criteria for Filing a Letter of Credit in Lieu of Trusting
69K-7.012 - Criteria for Filing a Surety Bond in Lieu of Trusting

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

August 27, 2015 - 9:15 a.m. or at the conclusion of the workshop for rules 69K-15

Room 116, Larson Building
200 E. Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Purpose and Effect

These rules are being amended to reference the rule citation that incorporates certain forms; correct outdated statutory references and requirements; make editorial changes; and update references to incorporated documents

Contact Attorney

Division of Funeral, Cemetery & Consumer Services
Ellen Simon at (850)413-4985
Ellen.Simon@myfloridacfo.com

Hayes

Rule Number & Title

69K-15.001 - Course in Mortuary Science
69K-15.002 - Associate of Arts Degree in Mortuary Science
69K-15.003 - Arrangements
69K-15.004 - At Need; Preneed

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

August 27, 2015 - 9:00 a.m.

Room 116, Larson Building
200 E. Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Purpose and Effect

These rules are being updated to reflect current statutory references and requirements. Further, the amendments include editorial changes.

Contact Attorney

Division of Funeral, Cemetery & Consumer Services
Ellen Simon at (850)413-4985
Ellen.Simon@myfloridacfo.com

Hayes

Rule Number & Title

69K-28.001 - Control of Preneed Agents
Text of Rule

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

August 19, 2015 - 4:00 p.m.

Room 143, Larson Building
200 E. Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Purpose and Effect

Rule 69K-28.001, Control of Preneed Agents, in Chapter 69K-28, F.A.C., Supervision of Pre-Need Agents, is repealed.

Contact Attorney

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

Kamm

Rule Number & Title

69K-16.0001 - State Examination for Funeral Industry Professionals
Text of Rule

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

August 19, 2015 - 3:00 p.m.

Room 143, Larson Building
200 E. Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Purpose and Effect

It would be clearer if the Department’s examination was referred to uniformly as the “Florida Law & Rules Exam” which is both a less wordy alternative to “the examination prepared and administered by the Department of Financial Services as set forth in Rule 69K-16.0001” and is an existing defined term in Rule 69K-18.002, F.A.C. The proposed amendments will update the rule to incorporate the defined term for the Department’s Florida Law & Rules Exam.

Contact Attorney

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

Kamm

Rule Number & Title

69K-10.001 - Preneed Funeral Contract Consumer Protection Trust Fund
69K-10.002 - Disbursement From the Preneed Funeral Contract Consumer Protection Trust Fund
Text of Rule

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

August 19, 2015 - 2:00 p.m.

Room 143, Larson Building
200 E. Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Purpose and Effect

The proposed modifications will update Rules 69K-10.001 and 69K-10.002, F.A.C., to reflect that the rules’ respective forms have been updated and were previously added to and incorporated in the forms rule, Rule 69K-1.001, F.A.C., and the respective forms’ effective dates and incorporation in these rules are redundant.

Contact Attorney

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

Kamm

July


Rule Number & Title

69K-33.002 - Direct Disposal Establishments
69K-33.003 - Centralized Embalming Facilities
69K-33.004 - Cinerator Facilities
69K-33.005 - Removal Services
69K-33.006 - Refrigeration Facilities
Correction

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

July 9, 2015 - 4:00 p.m.

Room 139, Larson Building
200 E. Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Purpose and Effect

Rules 69K-33.002, 69K-33.003, 69K-33.004, 69K-33.005, and 69K-33.006, F.A.C., in Chapter 69K-33, F.A.C., Handling and Storing of Human Remains, are repealed.

Contact Attorney

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

Kamm

Rule Number & Title

69K-18.001 - Embalmer Intern Training Program
69K-18.002 - Funeral Director Intern Training Program
Correction

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

July 9, 2015 - 3:00 p.m.

Room 139, Larson Building
200 E. Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Purpose and Effect

Subsection 497.370(2), F.S., requires an applicant for internship under the Embalmer Intern Training Program to meet the requirements of paragraphs 497.368(1)(b)-(e), F.S. Currently Rule 69K-18.001, F.A.C., only requires compliance with the requirements of paragraphs 497.368(1)(b) and (c), F.S. The proposed amendment will update the rule to incorporate the requirements of subsection 497.370(2), F.S., to add a specific reference to the name of the form that the rule mandates, which form was previously incorporated in Rule 69K-1.001, F.A.C., and to clarify the filing fees. Regarding Rule 69K-18.002, F.A.C., the proposed amendment will clarify the filing fees, consistent with other rules regarding the Division of Funeral, Cemetery, and Consumer Services applications.

Contact Attorney

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

Kamm

69L – Division of Workers’ Compensation

2016

June

 

Rule Number & Title

69L-31.003 – Petition for Resolution of Reimbursement Dispute Form
69L-31.004 – Carrier Response to Petition for Resolution of Reimbursement Dispute Form
69L-31.005 – Petition Form Requirements and Reasons for Dismissal
69L-31.006 – Consolidation of Petitions
69L-31.007 – Service of Petition on Carrier and Affected Parties
69L-31.008 – Computation of Time
69L-31.009 – Carrier Response Requirements
69L-31.010 – Effect of Non-Response by Carrier
69L-31.011 – Complete Record
69L-31.012 – Joint Stipulation of the Parties (REPEALED)
69L-31.013 – Petition Withdrawal
69L-31.014 – Overutilization Issues Raised in Reimbursement Dispute Resolution
69L-31.016Reimbursement Disputes Involving a Contract or Workers’ Compensation Managed Care Arrangement
69L-31.017
–  Carrier and Health Care Provider Non-compliance

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

June 10, 2016 @
9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

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

Purpose and Effect:

Rules are being amended which govern the process for resolution of disputes between workers’ compensation carriers and health care providers. Revised forms are adopted. Rule 69L-31.005, F.A.C., is amended to provide greater detail regarding materials required to be included in a petition for dispute resolution. Rule 69L-31.008, F.A.C., is revised to provide clarity regarding computation of the time period to submit a petition for dispute resolution, including expanding the time period for submitting petitions for dispute resolution from 30 to 45 days. The time period in Rule 69L-31.009, F.A.C., for a carrier to respond to a petition is expanded from 10 to 30 days. New Rule 69L-31.016, F.A.C., is proposed to limit the scope of the dispute resolutions to compliance with standards under Chapter 440, FS., and exclude issues of contract interpretation. New Rule 69L-31.017, F.A.C. is proposed to stipulate the consequences for failure to comply with Department Determinations. Minor edits to enhance clarity and additional technical changes are also included. The proposed rules have been renumbered accordingly.

Contact Attorney

Division of Workers’ Compensation,
Bureau of Monitoring and Audit,
Theresa Pugh (850)413-1721 or
Theresa.Pugh@MyFloridaCFO.com

Stadler
Rule Number & Title

69L-6.028 - Procedures for Imputing Payroll and Penalty Calculations
69L-6.035 - Definition of Payroll for Calculating Penalty

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

June 7, 2016 @ 2:00 PM

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

Purpose and Effect:

Proposed Rule 69L-6.028, F.A.C., clarifies time periods of employer non-compliance for penalty calculation purposes, and provides that the Department may impute the employer’s payroll 10 business days following the employer’s receipt of the Department’s request to produce business records. The amendment to Rule 69L-6.035, F.A.C., further defines remuneration to employees, adding language to address the validation of expense reimbursements; remuneration occurring on the day a stop-work order is issued; and employee classification code assignments for payroll calculation purposes. The proposed rules also delete obsolete language and include additional technical changes.

Contact Attorney

Division of Workers’ Compensation,
Bureau of Compliance,
Pamela Macon (850)413-1708 or
Pamela.Macon@myfloridacfo.com

Fijman

March

 

Rule Number & Title

69L-22.006 - Screening Process
69L-22.008 - Reemployment Services and Programs
69L-22.009 - Employee Responsibilities
69L-22.011 - List of Forms

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing

March 28, 2016, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Room 102, Hartman Building,
2012 Capital Circle Southeast,
Tallahassee, Florida.

Summary of Rule:

The proposed rules clarify the process through which injured employees access reemployment services.

Contact Attorney

Division of Workers’ Compensation
Bureau of Employee Assistance and Ombudsman Office
Stephen Yon (850)413-1786 or
Stephen.Yon@myfloridacfo.com

Fijman

February

 

Rule Number & Title

69L-22 - Reemployment Services-Workers’ Compensation

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

February 4, 2016 - 9AM

Room 102,
Hartman Building,
2012 Capital Circle Southeast,
Tallahassee, Florida.

Purpose and Effect:

The proposed rules are amended to clarify the process injured employees must follow when seeking to obtain Department-sponsored reemployment services. The proposed rules provide injured employees with information and guidance regarding available reemployment services and the terms, conditions, and responsibilities associated with receiving such services. Additionally, the proposed rulemaking incorporates two new forms and revises two existing forms.

Contact Attorney

Division of Workers’ Compensation
Chief, Bureau of Employee Assistance and Ombudsman Office
Stephen Yon (850)413-1786 or
Stephen.Yon@myfloridacfo.com

Fijman

January


Rule Number & Title

69L-31 - Utilization and Reimbursement Dispute Rule

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

January 12, 2016 - 9:30 a.m.

Room 109,
Hartman Building,
2012 Capital Circle Southeast, Tallahassee, Florida

Purpose and Effect:

Rules are being amended which govern the process for resolution of disputes between workers’ compensation carriers and health care providers.  Revised forms are adopted.  Rule 69L-31.005, F.A.C., is amended to provide greater detail regarding materials required to be included in a petition for dispute resolution.  Rule 69L-31.008, F.A.C., is revised to provide clarity regarding computation of the time period to submit a petition for dispute resolution.  The time period in Rule 69L-31.009, F.A.C., for a carrier to respond to a petition is expanded from 10 to 30 days.  New Rule 69L-31.016, F.A.C., is proposed to limit the scope of the dispute resolutions to compliance with standards under Chapter 440, F.S., and exclude issues of contract interpretation.  Changes are also made to provide several minor edits, primarily for the purpose of clarity.

Contact Attorney

Division of Workers’ Compensation
Bureau of Monitoring and Audit
Pamela Macon (850)413-1708 or
Pamela.Macon@MyFloridaCFO.com

Valentine

Rule Number & Title

69L-6.007 - Compensation Notice
69L-6.022 - Confidentiality of Records Produced by the Division

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing

January 5, 2016 - 9:30 a.m.

Room 102,
Hartman Building,
2012 Capital Circle S.E., Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule:

Subsection (6) of Rule 69L-6.007, F.A.C., is obsolete and is being deleted. Rule 69L-6.022, F.A.C., is repealed.

Contact Attorney

Division of Workers' Compensation
Bureau of Compliance
Robin Delaney (850)413-1775 or
Robin.Delaney@myfloridacfo.com

Karniewicz

2015

October


Rule Number & Title

69L-6.007 - Compensation Notice
Text of Rule

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

October 20, 2015 - 10:00 a.m.

Room 102, Hartman Building
2012 Capital Circle S.E.
Tallahassee, Florida

Purpose and Effect

Subsection (6) is obsolete and is being deleted.

Contact Attorney

Division of Workers' Compensation
Bureau of Compliance
Robin Delaney (850) 413-1775 or
Robin.Delaney@myfloridacfo.com

Karniewicz

June


Rule Number & Title

69L-6.015 - Record Maintenance and Production Requirements for Employers
69L-6.025 - Conditional Release of Stop-Work Order and Periodic Payment Agreement

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

June 16, 2015 - 10:00 a.m.

Room 102, Hartman Building
2012 Capital Circle S.E.
Tallahassee, Florida

Purpose and Effect

Proposed Rule 69L-6.015, F.A.C., reduces the business record retention period requirements for employers under Florida’s Workers’ Compensation law to a period consisting of an employer’s two, rather than three, years of employment activity. Proposed Rule 69L-6.025, F.A.C., modifies the terms and conditions under which the Department’s Division of Workers’ Compensation is authorized to issue an Agreed Order of Conditional Release from Stop-Work Order to employers who violate Chapter 440, F.S., as well as the circumstances under which such orders will be reinstated and rescinded. The proposed rule also incorporates a new form, and revises existing forms.

Contact Attorney

Division of Workers' Compensation
Bureau of Compliance
Robin Delaney (850) 413-1775 or
Robin.Delaney@myfloridacfo.com

Fijman

Rule Number & Title

69L-8 - Selected Materials Incorporated by Reference

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Held

June 2, 2015 - Immediately following the 9:30 AM hearing of Rule Chapter 69L-7, F.A.C.

Room 102, Hartman Building
2012 Capital Circle SE
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

The proposed rules reorganize incorporated materials that are utilized in conjunction with DWC medical reimbursement manuals and throughout Rule Chapter 69L-7, F.A.C., entitled, “Workers’ Compensation Medical Reimbursement and Utilization Review.”

Contact Attorney

Division of Workers’ Compensation
Bureau of Monitoring and Audit
Pamela Macon (850) 413-1708 or
Pamela.Macon@myfloridacfo.com

Fijman

Rule Number & Title

69L-7 - Workers' Compensation Medical Reimbursement and Utilization Review

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Held

June 2, 2015 - 9:30 am

Room 102, Hartman Building
2012 Capital Circle SE
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

The proposed rulemaking represents a substantial rewrite and reorganization of existing Rule 69L-7.710, F.A.C., which is divided into five rule sections. The rulemaking also incorporates and adopts the ICD-10 medical code sets for use in conjunction with the Florida Medical EDI Implementation Guide (“MEIG”). The proposed rules also include revised billing forms and accompanying instructions.

Contact Attorney

Division of Workers’ Compensation
Bureau of Monitoring and Audit
Pamela Macon (850) 413-1708 or
Pamela.Macon@myfloridacfo.com

Fijman

April


Rule Number & Title

69L-30 - Expert Medical Advisors

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Held

April 14, 2015 - 10:00 am

Room 102, Hartman Building
2012 Capital Circle SE
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

The proposed rulemaking represents a significant rewrite of all rules listed under Rule Chapter 69L-30, F.A.C. The proposed rules clarify and streamline the process through which a physician becomes certified as an Expert Medical Advisor (EMA), pursuant to subsection 440.13(9), Florida Statutes. The proposed rulemaking includes the addition of an online application and certification process, tutorial and a list of certified EMAs through which each physician is responsible for updating their profile to reflect any changes to the physician’s current information. The proposed rulemaking also provides a website address to access the on-line certification and certificate issuance process, the tutorial, and the list of certified EMAs.

Contact Attorney

Division of Workers’ Compensation
Bureau of Monitoring and Audit
Pamela Macon (850) 413-1708 or
Pamela.Macon@myfloridacfo.com

Fijman

March


Rule Number & Title

69L-6.027 - Penalty Calculation Worksheet
69L-6.028 - Procedures for Imputing Payroll and Penalty Calculations
69L-6.35 - Definition of Payroll for Calculating Penalty

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Held

March 4, 2015 - 9:00 am

Room 102, Hartman Building
2012 Capital Circle SE
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

The worksheet used to calculate penalties for failure to maintain required workers' compensation coverage provides a credit against the assessed penalty for the initial premium payment made to secure coverage. The time for an employer to produce records after a request from the department is 28 days. If records are not produced in that time employee payroll is imputed to be two times the Florida average weekly wage. The time period to produce additional records after service of the first amended order of penalty assessment is 20 days.

Contact Attorney

Division of Workers’ Compensation
Bureau of Compliance
Robin Delaney (850)413-1775 or
Robin.Delaney@myfloridacfo.com

Valentine

February


Rule Number & Title

69L-7.020 - Florida Workers' Compensation Health Care Provider Reimbursement Manual
69L-7.100 - Florida Workers' Compensation Reimbursement Manual for Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASC's)

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Held

February 26, 2015 - 9:00 am

Room 102, Hartman Building
2012 Capital Circle SE
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

Both rules adopt revised manuals listing reimbursement rates for various medical services and supplies.

Contact Attorney

Division of Workers’ Compensation
Bureau of Compliance
Pam Macon (850) 413-1708 or
Pamela.Macon@MyFloridaCFO.com

Valentine

Rule Number & Title

69L-6.015 - Record Maintenance and Production Requirements for Employers
69L-6.025 - Conditional Release of Stop-Work Order and Periodic Payment Agreement

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

February 12, 2015 - 9:00 am

Room 102, Hartman Building
2012 Capital Circle SE
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

The proposed rules are amended to conform to applicable provisions of section 440.107, F.S., as revised under Chapter No. 2014-109, Laws of Florida. Under proposed Rule 69L-6.015, F.A.C., the business record retention period required for employers subject to Florida’s workers’ compensation law is reduced to two, rather than the three preceding years of employment activity required under the previous law. Proposed Rule 69L-6.025, F.A.C., authorizes the Department to issue an Agreed Order of Conditional Release From Stop-Work Order to an employer who has secured appropriate coverage, if the employer makes a minimum initial down payment to the Department of $1000 toward an assessed penalty and agrees to remit the remainder of the penalty in full or to make periodic payments in accord with the agreed payment schedule. The proposed rule also includes new language to provide that an employer’s failure to comply with the terms and conditions of the Agreed Order of Conditional Release From Stop-Work Order will result in the issuance by the Department of an Order Reinstating Stop-Work Order. Such orders will only be rescinded upon an employer’s payment of the entire balance of the unpaid penalty, or in the alternative, upon the employer’s entering into a Payment Agreement Schedule for Periodic Payment of Penalty with the Department prior to the expiration of twenty-one days from the Department’s issuance of an Order Reinstating Stop-Work Order. The proposed rule also adds a definition for the term, “Immediately reinstated,” provides for the electronic payment of penalties and revises incorporated forms. The proposed rule has been renumbered accordingly.

Contact Attorney

Division of Workers’ Compensation
Bureau of Compliance
Robin Delaney (850) 413-1775 or
Robin.Delaney@myfloridacfo.com

Fijman

Rule Number & Title

69L-22 - Reemployment Services-Workers' Compensation

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

February 10, 2015 - 9:00 am

Room 102, Hartman Building
2012 Capital Circle SE
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

The proposed rulemaking is amended to conform with revisions to applicable provisions of s. 440.491, F.S. The proposed rulemaking reflects legislative changes affecting the manner in which Reemployment Services are delivered to injured employees. The proposed rulemaking reduces or eliminates various administrative burdens previously associated with the monitoring and reporting requirements of reemployment services and reorients the program to incorporate pragmatic features that are reflective of market forces.

Contact Attorney

Division of Workers’ Compensation
Bureau of Employee Assistance and Ombudsman Office
Stephen Yon (850) 413-1786 or
Stephen.Yon@MyFloridaCFO.com

Fijman

January


Rule Number & Title

69L-7.020 - Florida Workers’ Compensation Health Care Provider Reimbursement Manual
69L-7.100 - Florida Workers’ Compensation Reimbursement Manual for Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs).

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

January 13, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Room 102, Hartman Building
2012 Capital Circle SE
Tallahassee, Florida

Purpose and Effect

The Florida Workers’ Compensation Health Care Provider Reimbursement Manual incorporated in Rule 69L-7.020, F.A.C. and the Florida Workers’ Compensation Reimbursement Manual for Ambulatory Surgical Centers incorporated in Rule 69L-7.100, F.A.C., are updated to conform to the mandate in paragraph 440.13(12)(b), F.S., limiting workers’ compensation healthcare provider reimbursements to 110% of Medicare reimbursement allowances. Manuals containing updated procedural coding are also updated.

Contact Attorney

Division of Workers’ Compensation
Bureau of Monitoring and Audit
Pam Macon (850) 413-1708 or
Pamela.Macon@MyFloridaCFO.com

Valentine

2014

December


Rule Number & Title

69L-6.027 - Penalty Calculation Worksheet
69L-6.028 - Procedures for Imputing Payroll and Penalty Calculations
69L-6.035 - Definition of Payroll for Calculating Penalty

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

December 10, 2014 - 9:30 am

Room 102, Hartman Building
2012 Capital Circle SE
Tallahassee, Florida

Purpose and Effect

The amendment to Rule 69L-6.027 revises a penalty calculation worksheet to provide the premium credit for the initial payment of premium made to secure coverage against an assessed penalty and to adjust the penalty look back period and the penalty multiplier to conform to statutory changes. The amendment to Rule 69L-6.028 changes the time frame to impute the employer’s payroll in the absence of business records from 20 to 28 days after receipt of the department’s request to produce records, and changes the factor to calculate employee payroll from 1.5 to 2 times state average weekly wage, to conform to section 440.107, Florida Statutes as it now reads. Also, the timeframe for the employer to provide additional records is revised to twenty business days after the service of the first amended order of penalty assessment. The amendment to Rule 69L-6.035 also changes the factor to calculate employee payroll from 1.5 to 2 times state average weekly wage, to conform to section 440.107, Florida Statutes as it now reads. Additionally the amendments change citations in Rules 69L-6.028 and 69L-6.035 to reflect the current convention of naming to the specific subdivision cited.

Contact Attorney

Division of Workers’ Compensation
Bureau of Compliance
Robin Delaney (850) 413-1775 or
Robin.Delaney@myfloridacfo.com

Valentine

October


Rule Number & Title

69L-6.029 - Employer Worksites

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

October 16, 2014 - 9:30 am

Room 102, Hartman Building
2012 Capital Circle SE
Tallahassee, Florida

Purpose and Effect

The proposed rule will implement applicable sections of Chapter 2014-109, Laws of Florida. Chapter 2014-109, Laws of Florida, amends section 440.107, Florida Statutes. This provision of Chapter 2014-109, Laws of Florida, after receipt of a written request from the DFS, increases the time within which an employer must produce requested business records or be subject to a Stop-Work Order from five (5) business days to ten (10) business days. The bill became effective July 1, 2014.

Contact Attorney

Division of Workers’ Compensation
Bureau of Compliance
Robin Delaney (850) 413-1775 or
Robin.Delaney@myfloridacfo.com

Hayes

Rule Number & Title

69L-6.026 - Periodic Reports

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

October 16, 2014 - 9:00 am

Room 102, Hartman Building
2012 Capital Circle SE
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

Repeal of Rule 69L-6.026, F.A.C. requiring periodic reports.

Contact Attorney

Division of Workers’ Compensation
Bureau of Compliance
Robin Delaney (850) 413-1775 or
Robin.Delaney@myfloridacfo.com

Hayes

August


Rule Number & Title

69L-6.012 - Notice of Election to Be Exempt

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

August 13, 2014 - 9:30 am

Room 102, Hartman Building
2012 Capital Circle SE
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

The proposed rule is amended to conform to applicable provisions of Chapter 440, F.S., that relate to the process whereby corporate officers may apply to be exempt from Florida’s workers’ compensation coverage requirements. The proposed rule also revises online form DFS-F2-DWC-250 (Notice of Election to Be Exempt) in order to accommodate application by non-construction industry employers.

Contact Attorney

Division of Workers’ Compensation
Bureau of Compliance
Robin Delaney (850) 413-1775 or
Robin.Delaney@myfloridacfo.com

Fijman

July


Rule Number & Title

69L-30 - Expert Medical Advisors

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

July 17, 2014 - 10am to 12 noon

Room 102, Hartman Building
2012 Capital Circle SE
Tallahassee, Florida

Purpose and Effect

The purpose and effect of the proposed rule development is to amend all rules listed under the existing rule chapter to clarify and streamline the process through which a physician provides documentation that he or she possesses the qualifications required to be certified as an Expert Medical Advisor (“EMA”), pursuant to subsection 440.13(9), F.S. The proposed rulemaking also introduces an on-line certification and certificate issuance process that includes an “EMA Tutorial.” The EMA Tutorial is an educational resource designed to educate and test the knowledge of EMA applicants on section 440.13, F.S., and rules governing the provision of medical treatment and care under Florida’s Workers’ Compensation System.

Contact Attorney

Division of Workers’ Compensation
Medical Services Section
Eric Lloyd (850) 413-1689 or
eric.lloyd@myfloridacfo.com

Fijman

June


Rule Number & Title

69L-7 - Workers' Compensation Medical Reimbursement and Utilization Review

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

June 18, 2014 - 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Room 102, Hartman Building
2012 Capital Circle SE
Tallahassee, Florida

Purpose and Effect

The proposed rules represent a substantial rewrite and reorganization of Rule 69L-7.710, F.A.C., (formerly Rule 69L-7.602, F.A.C.), titled, “Florida Workers’ Compensation Medical Services Billing, Filing and Reporting Rule.” Existing Rule 69L-7.710, F.A.C., is rewritten and reorganized into five proposed rules that are intended to replace existing Rule 69L-7.710, F.A.C. The proposed rules incorporate updated versions of form DFS-F5-DWC-9, related instructions, including revised billing instructions for dispensing practitioners when billing for dispensed medications and for pharmacists billing on form DFS-F5-DWC-10. The proposed rules, likewise, incorporate revised form completion instructions for pharmacies and pharmacists, hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, health care providers, work hardening programs, nursing homes and home health agencies. In addition, there are new, revised and deleted definitions that support the implementation of SB 662, Ch. 2013-131, L.O.F., and upon federal implementation, use of the ICD-10. The proposed rules omit an entire section of the former rule, titled, “Materials Incorporated by Reference.” The aforementioned section is transferred (by separate rulemaking) to proposed new Rule Chapter 69L-8, F.A.C., titled, “Selected Materials Incorporated by Reference,” and organized under proposed new Rule 69L-8.074, F.A.C., titled, “Materials for use throughout Rule Chapter 69L-7, F.A.C.”

Contact Attorney

Division of Workers’ Compensation
Medical Services Section
Eric Lloyd (850) 413-1689 or
eric.lloyd@myfloridacfo.com

Fijman

Rule Number & Title

69L-8 - Selected Materials Incorporated by Reference

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

June 18, 2014 - 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Room 102, Hartman Building
2012 Capital Circle SE
Tallahassee, Florida

Purpose and Effect

The purpose of this proposed rulemaking is to create a more efficient and transparent way of identifying and updating the various resource materials that have been incorporated by reference for use with Florida’s medical reimbursement, billing, and utilization rules. The new rule chapter would have the effect of avoiding potentially lengthy and unnecessary delays and of ensuring that all referenced rules are supported with the most current reference materials possible.

Contact Attorney

Division of Workers’ Compensation
Office of Medical Services
Eric Lloyd (850) 413-1689 or
eric.lloyd@myfloridacfo.com

Fijman

May


Rule Number & Title

69L-4.001 – Reporting Assessment Information and Paying Assessments
69L-4.002 – Offsets for Dividends and Premium Refunds

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

May 19, 2014 - 2:00 p.m.

Room 102, Hartman Building
2012 Capital Circle SE
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

Proposed Rule 69L-4.001will adopt a form that shall be used by all carriers authorized to write the workers’ compensation line of business and workers’ compensation self-insurance funds to report quarterly assessments owed to the Workers’ Compensation Administration Trust Fund and the Special Disability Trust Fund. Proposed Rule 69L-4.002 will provide for an offset for dividends and premium refunds when calculating assessments.

Contact Attorney

Division of Workers’ Compensation
Office of Financial Accountability
Greg Jenkins (850) 413-1630 or
Greg.Jenkins@MyFloridaCFO.com

Karniewicz

April


Rule Number & Title

69L-6.012 - Notice of Election to Be Exempt

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

April 30, 2014 - 9:30 a.m.

Room 102, Hartman Building
2012 Capital Circle SE
Tallahassee, Florida

Purpose and Effect

The proposed rule is amended to conform to applicable provisions of Chapter 440, F.S., relating to the process through which corporate officers may apply to be exempt from Florida’s workers’ compensation coverage requirements. The proposed rule is also amended to reflect the meaning of “Corporate officer,” as defined in subsection 440.02(9), F.S. Under the aforementioned definition, members owning at least 10% of a non-construction limited liability company qualify as corporate officers and may elect to be exempt from the coverage requirements of Chapter 440, F.S. The on-line, incorporated form DFS-F2-DWC-250 (Notice of Election to Be Exempt), is revised to accommodate application by non-construction industry employers seeking to be exempt from the coverage requirements found under Chapter 440, F.S. The proposed rule also provides updated contact information, deletes obsolete language and includes other technical changes.

Contact Attorney

Division of Workers’ Compensation
Bureau of Compliance
Robin Delaney (850) 413-1775 or
Robin.Delandy@MyFloridaCFO.com

Fijman

Rule Number & Title

69L-31.015 - Managed Care Arrangements

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing

April 18, 2014 - 9:00 a.m.

Room 102, Hartman Building
2012 Capital Circle SE
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

Rule 69L-31.015, F.A.C., is being repealed , as its provisions are not in accord with the Department’s rulemaking authority.

Contact Attorney

Division of Workers’ Compensation
Office of Medical Services
Eric Lloyd (850) 413-1689 or
Eric.Lloyd@myfloridacfo.com

Fijman

Rule Number & Title

69L-5.209 - Financial Statements Reporting
69L-5.215 - Parental Guaranty
69L-5.219 - Excess Insurance
69L-5.225 - Requirements

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

April 8, 2014 - 9:00 a.m.

Room 102, Hartman Building
2012 Capital Circle SE
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

The proposed rulemaking provides guidance to current, former and prospective self-insurers regarding allowable, purpose-specific methods for use when determining a self-insured’s Net Worth. The proposed rulemaking also provides for an increase in the maximum dollar-amount (and, in the alternative an increase in the percentage-amount of a self-insured’s net worth) of a self-insured’s per occurrence retention rate. The proposed increase in the maximum amount of the per occurrence retention rate provides self-insurers with a measure of flexibility in controlling the costs of excess insurance.

Contact Attorney

Division of Workers’ Compensation
Bureau of Financial Accountability
Dwayne Manning (850) 413-1784 or
Dwayne.Manning@MyFloridaCFO.com

Fijman

March


Rule Number & Title

69L-4.001 - Reporting Assessment Information and Paying Assessments
69L-4.002
- Offsets for Dividends and Premium Refunds
Text of Rule

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

March 5, 2014 - 10:00 A.M.

Room 102,
Hartman Building,
2012 Capital Circle S.E.,
Tallahassee, Florida

Purpose and Effect:

Proposed Rule 69L-4.001will adopt a form that shall be used by all carriers and self-insurance funds to report quarterly assessments owed to the Workers’ Compensation Administration Trust Fund and the Special Disability Trust Fund. Proposed Rule 69L-4.002 will provide for an offset for dividends and premium refunds.

Contact Attorney

Division of Workers' Compensation
Andrew Sabolic (850) 413-1628 or
Andrew.Sabolic@myfloridacfo.com

Karniewicz

Rule Number & Title

69L-7.501 - Florida Workers’ Compensation Reimbursement Manual for Hospitals

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Held

March 4, 2014 - 10:00 AM

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

Summary of Rule:

Rule amendment to adopt the 2014 Edition of the Florida Workers’ Compensation Reimbursement Manual for Hospitals. The Manual incorporates a fee schedule reimbursement methodology for certain hospital outpatient services based on CPT line level charge data including an adjustment based upon defined geographic areas in Florida.

Contact Attorney

Division of Workers’ Compensation
Medical Services Section
Eric Lloyd (850) 413-1689 or
Eric.Lloyd@MyFloridaCFO.com

Paul Fijman

Rule Number & Title

69L-3 - Workers' Compensation Claims

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Held

March 3, 2014 - 10:00 AM

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

Summary of Rule:

The rule chapter is amended to clarify that the filing of paper documents, when approved by the Division of Workers’ Compensation, does not supersede the requirements for electronic submittal of claims information, as specified under Rule Chapter 69L-56, F.A.C. The rulemaking also updates terminology, contact information, and deletes an obsolete form and related language. The proposed rule includes additional technical changes.

Contact Attorney

Division of Workers’ Compensation
Bureau of Monitoring and Audit
Pam Macon (850) 413-1708 or
Pamela.Macon@MyFloridaCFO.com

Paul Fijman

February


Rule Number & Title

69L-22 - Reemployment Services-Workers' Compensation

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

February 10, 2014 - 9:30 a.m.

102 Hartman Building
2012 Capital Circle Southeast
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

The proposed rulemaking is amended to conform with revisions to applicable provisions of s. 440.491, F.S.  The proposed rulemaking reflects legislative changes affecting the manner in which Reemployment Services are delivered to injured employees. The proposed rulemaking reduces or eliminates various administrative burdens previously associated with the monitoring and reporting requirements of reemployment services and reorients the program to incorporate pragmatic features that are reflective of market forces.  

Contact Attorney

Division of Workers' Compensation
Bureau of Employee Assistantce and Ombudsman Office
Stephen Yon (850) 413-1786 or
Stephen.Yon@MyFloridaCFO.com

Fijman

January


Rule Number & Title

69L-5.209 - Financial Statements Reporting
69L-5.215 - Parental Guaranty
69L-5.219 - Excess Insurance
69L-5.225 - Requirements

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

January 16, 2014 - 9:30 a.m.

102 Hartman Building
2012 Capital Circle Southeast
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule

The proposed rulemaking amends Rule 69L-5.209, F.A.C., deleting references to a Current or Former Self-Insurer’s Net Worth requirements, with regards to Financial Statements Reporting requirements; the proposed rule is renumbered, accordingly. Proposed Rule 69L-5.225, F.A.C., is amended to provide guidance to Current and Former Self-Insured entities regarding purpose-specific distinctions in methodologies used when determining a self-insured’s Net Worth. Proposed Rule 69L-5.219, F.A.C., is amended to increase a self-insurer’s maximum per occurrence retention from the greater of $500,000 or 1% of the self-insurer’s net worth to the greater of $600,000 or 1.5% of the self-insurer’s Net Worth, and to clarify factors that the Department must consider when reviewing a Current Self-Insurer’s request for a higher self-insured retention. The aforementioned changes are made to reflect inflation in the costs of claims and to provide self-insurers with a measure of control over premium costs for excess insurance. Proposed Rule 69L-5.215, F.A.C., is amended to delete erroneous references to Rule 69L-5.209, F.A.C., and to make certain technical changes. 

Contact Attorney

Division of Workers' Compensation
Bureau of Financial Accountability, Self-Insurance Unit
Dwayne Manning (850) 413-1784 or
Dwayne.Manning@MyFLoridaCFO.com

Fijman

2013

December


Rule Number & Title

69L-6.031 - Stop-Work Orders in Effect Against Successor Corporations or Business Entities

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

December 10, 2013 - 10:00 A.M.

Room 102,
Hartman Building,
2012 Capital Circle Southeast,
Tallahassee, FL

Summary of Rule:

The proposed rule is amended to reflect statutory revisions to s. 440.107(7)(b), F.S., to include limited liability companies as successor entities for purposes of effectuating stop-work orders.

Contact Attorney

Division of Workers Compensation, Bureau of Compliance
Robin Delaney (850) 413-1775 or
Robin.Delaney@MyFloridaCFO.com

Fijman

September


Rule Number & Title

69L-6.031 - Stop- Work Orders in Effect Against Successor Corporations or Business Entities

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

September 24, 2013 - 10:00 AM

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

Purpose and Effect:

The proposed rule implements applicable sections of HB 553 that was passed by the 2013 Legislature. HB 553 amended s. 440.107(7)(b), F.S., revising the law to include a limited liability company as a successor entity for purposes of effectuating a stop-work order. The proposed rule is updated to include a limited liability company as a successor entity for the purpose of effectuating a stop-work order.

Contact Attorney

Division of Workers’ Compensation, Bureau of Compliance
Robin Delaney, (850)-413-1775 or
Robin.Delaney@myfloridacfo.com

Fijman

Rule Number & Title

69L-7.501 - Florida Workers’ Compensation Reimbursement Manual for Hospitals

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

September 19, 2013 - 10:00 AM

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

Purpose and Effect:

The purpose and effect of the proposed rule development is to amend the rule to adopt by reference the 2014 Edition of the Florida Workers’ Compensation Reimbursement Manual for Hospitals, replacing the 2006 Edition of the Florida Workers’ Compensation Reimbursement Manual for Hospitals in the existing rule. The 2014 Edition of the Florida Workers’ Compensation Reimbursement Manual will incorporate a fee schedule for certain hospital outpatient services within defined geographic areas in Florida utilizing current procedural terminology (CPT) line level charge data. The methodology for the incorporated fee schedule establishes criteria to evaluate 18 months of hospital outpatient bill data. In addition, the manual increases the current inpatient surgical and non-surgical per diem amounts by 16.5% and raises the current stop-loss threshold by 16.5%. The 2014 Edition of the Florida Workers’ Compensation Reimbursement Manual for Hospitals also makes technical changes  to include a new manual format, and expanded table of contents and chapters organized by topic.

Contact Attorney

Division of Workers’ Compensation, Office of Medical Services
Eric Lloyd, (850) 413-1689 or
Eric.Lloyd@myfloridacfo.com

Fijman

Rule Number & Title

69L-3 - Workers' Compensation Claims

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

September 16, 2013 - 10:30 AM

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

Purpose and Effect:

The proposed rule implements applicable sections of HB 553 that was passed by the 2013 Legislature. HB 553 amended s. 440.107(7)(b), F.S., revising the law to include a limited liability company as a successor entity for purposes of effectuating a stop-work order.  The proposed rule is updated to include a limited liability company as a successor entity for the purpose of effectuating a stop-work order.

Contact Attorney

Division of Workers’ Compensation
Pam Macon (850) 413-1708 or
Pamela.Macon@MyFloridaCFO.com

Fijman

Rule Number & Title

69L-29 - Health Care Provider Certification
69L-29.001
- Definitions
69L-29.002
- Eligibility Requirements for Certification
69L-29.003
- Certification Time Frames
69L-29.005
- Revocation of Certification Status
69L-29.009
- Verification of Certification Status
69L-29.010
- Certified Provider Responsibilities

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

September 12, 2013 - 11:30 AM

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

Summary of Rule:

The 2013 Legislature amended Chapter 440, F.S., to eliminate the certification requirement for health care providers under Florida’s workers’ compensation system. Rule Chapter 69L-29, F.A.C., focuses exclusively on the certification process for workers’ compensation health care provides. Chapter 2013-141, Laws of Florida, repealed the health care provider certification requirement, making Rule Chapter 69L-29, F.A.C., unnecessary and requiring its repeal.

Contact Attorney

Division of Workers' Compensation
Eric Lloyd (850) 413-1689 or
Eric.Lloyd@MyFloridaCFO.com

Fijman

Rule Number & Title

69L-7.602 - Florida Workers’ Compensation Medical Services Billing, Filing and Reporting Rule.

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

September 12, 2013 - 10:00 AM

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

Summary of Rule:

The rule is amended to provide that insurers, or other entities acting on behalf of an insurer, are not required to issue an Explanation of Bill Review to pharmacists for pharmaceutical services in cases where a preexisting contract between the parties specifies the terms of reimbursement for the services provided.

Contact Attorney

Division of Workers' Compensation, Office of Medical Services
Eric Lloyd 850-413-1689 or
Eric.Lloyd@myfloridacfo.com

Fijman

August


Rule Number & Title

69L-7.020 - Florida Workers' Compensation Health Care Provider Reimbursement Manual
69L-7.602
- Florida Workers’ Compensation Medical Services Billing, Filing and Reporting Rule

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

August 8, 2013 - 10:30 AM

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

Purpose and Effect:

To develop amendments to Rules 69L-7.020 and 69L-7.602, F.A.C., that take into account amendments to paragraphs 440.13(12)(c) and (d), F.S., enacted through Chapter 2013-131, Laws of Florida.

Contact Attorney

Division of Workers' Compensation
Eric Lloyd (850) 413-1689 or
Eric.Lloyd@MyFloridaCFO.com

Fijman

July


Rule Number & Title

69L-6.009 - Forms and Instructions (REPEAL)

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

July 23, 2013 - 10:00 AM

102 Hartman Building,
2012 Capital Circle Southeast,
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule:

The amendment of Rule 69L-6.012, F.A.C., renders Rule 69L-6.009, F.A.C., duplicative and unnecessary. Rule 69L-6.009, F.A.C., is repealed.

Contact Attorney

Division of Workers' Compensation
Robin Delaney (850) 413-1775 or
Robin.Delaney@MyFloridaCFO.com

Fijamn

June


Rule Number & Title

69L-7.602 - Florida Workers' Compensation Medical Services Billing, Filing and Reporting Rule

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

June 6, 2013 - 10:00 AM

Room 104J,
Hartman Building,
2012 Capital Circle Southwest,
Tallahassee, Florida

Purpose and Effect:

The proposed rule reduces regulatory burdens placed on insurers under existing provisions of the rule. In the case of medical bills for pharmaceuticals or pharmaceutical services provided by a pharmacist licensed under Chapter 465, F.S., insurers would be relieved of the obligation of issuing an Explanation of Bill Review to that pharmacy or pharmacist if there is a contract between the two that governs and specifies the amount of reimbursement due on the medical bill.

Contact Attorney

Division of Workers' Compensation
Eric Lloyd (850) 413-4889 or
Eric.Lloyd@MyFloridaCFO.com

Fijman

April


Rule Number & Title

69L-10.0165 - On-Site Audit Criteria

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

April 2, 2013 - 10:30 AM

102 Hartman Building,
2012 Capital Circle Southeast,
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule:

Rule 69L-10.0165, F.A.C., provides guidance relating to the on-site audit of entities making claims for reimbursement against the Special Disability Trust Fund. The Division of Workers’ Compensation continually audits such claims in-house in a process that ensures there is no reimbursement of claims without sufficient documentation. The rule is unnecessary and is repealed

Contact Attorney

Division of Workers' Compensation
Kelly Fitton (850) 413-1805 or
Kelly.Fitton@MyFloridaCFO.com

Karniewicz

February


Rule Number & Title

69L-26.003 - Computation of Time (REPEAL)

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

February 19, 2013 - 10:30 AM

Rm. 102 Hartman Bldg.

Summary of Rule:

The guidelines regarding the “Computation of Time” that governed when the Division of Workers’ Compensation’s Employee Assistance and Ombudsman Office could initiate contact with an injured employee or their representative were made obsolete by the 2002 amendment of s. 440.191, F.S.

Contact Attorney

Division of Workers' Compensation
Stephen Yon
850-413-1786

Fijman

Rule Number & Title

69L-6.026 - Periodic Reports (REPEAL)

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing - Not Held

February 19, 2013 - 10:00 AM

Rm. 102 Hartman Bldg.

Summary of Rule:

Rule 69L-6.026, F.A.C., requires employers who are issued stop-work orders, where the assessed penalty exceeds $50,000, to file quarterly compliance reports with the Division of Workers’ Compensation. The Division is now able to efficiently monitor such compliance through the use of their data systems, which renders the filing of such employer reports unnecessary. Likewise, given the elimination of the need to file such reports, the rule, likewise, becomes unnecessary and is repealed.

Contact Attorney

Division of Workers' Compensation
Robin Delaney
850-413-1775

Fijman