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Division of Risk Management

Bureau Of Loss Prevention

State of Florida Loss Prevention Program


Return To Work

Pursuant to Chapter 2011-59, Laws of Florida, beginning January 1, 2013, the Division of risk Management shall include in its annual report an analysis of agency return-to work program efforts including, , but not limited to, agency return-to-work program performance metrics and a status report on participating return-to-work programs. The report shall specify benchmarks, including, but not limited to, the average lost time claims per year, per agency; the total number of lost claims; and specific agency measurable outcomes indicating the change in performance from year to year.

The Department of Financial Service and all agencies that are provided workers’ compensation insurance coverage by the State Risk Management Trust Fund and employ more than 3,000 full-time employees shall establish and maintain return-to work programs for employees who are receiving workers’ compensation benefits. The programs shall have the primary goal of enabling injured workers to remain at work or return to work to perform job duties with the physical or mental functional limitations and restrictions established by the workers’ treating physicians. If no limitation or restriction is established in writing by a worker’s treating physician, the worker shall be deemed to be able to fully perform the same work duties he or she performed before the injury.


All questions regarding the Return-to-Work program should be directed to Juana Powell at 850-413-4781 or Juana.Powell@myfloridacfo.com.  


Model Return-to-Work Program

Monthly Instructions 

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) 

Return To Work Video