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Division Director

Tanner Holloman

Assistant Director

Brittany O'Neil


Workers' Compensation
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0318
Workers' Compensation Claims
(800) 342-1741
Workers' Compensation Exemption/ Compliance
(850) 413-1609

Rule Changes & Notices

Draft Rules

Note: The Division has scheduled (2) Rule Workshops or Rule Hearings.

Type Rules Date Location
Workshop 69L-7.730, F.A.C. – Health Care Provider Medical Billing and Reporting Responsibilities Thursday, October 19, 2022, 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time 1579 Summit Lake Drive, Hilltop Building At Summit East, Tallahassee, FL 32317
Workshop 69L-7.740, F. A.C. – Insurer Authorization and Medical Billing Review Responsibilities Thursday, October 19, 2022, 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time 1579 Summit Lake Drive, Hilltop Building At Summit East, Tallahassee, FL 32317

UDPATE: THE WORKSHOPS SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 29, 2022, HAVE BEEN RESCHEDULED DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND THE DEPARTMENT'S CONTROL, NAMELY HURRICANE IAN AND EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBERS 22-218, 22-219, AND ANY SUBSEQUENT RELEVANT ORDERS.

Subject Area to be Addressed: The workshop is being conducted to receive public input and consider proposed changes to the above-referenced rule chapters.

The Notice of Rule Development was published in Volume 48, Number 188 of the Florida Administrative Register, on 9/27/2022.

The agenda and meeting materials can be found here for 69L-7.730, F.A.C.
The agenda and meeting materials can be found here for 69L-7.740, F.A.C.
 
Type Rules Date Location
Workshop 69L-7.730, F.A.C. – Health Care Provider Medical Billing and Reporting Responsibilities Thursday, September 29, 2022, 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time 1579 Summit Lake Drive, Hilltop Building At Summit East, Tallahassee, FL 32317
Workshop 69L-7.740, F. A.C. – Insurer Authorization and Medical Billing Review Responsibilities Thursday, September 29, 2022, 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time 1579 Summit Lake Drive, Hilltop Building At Summit East, Tallahassee, FL 32317

UDPATE: THE WORKSHOPS SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 29, 2022, ARE BEING RESCHEDULED DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND THE DEPARTMENT'S CONTROL, NAMELY HURRICANE IAN AND EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBERS 22-218, 22-219, AND ANY SUBSEQUENT RELEVANT ORDERS. THE DIVISION HAS SUBMITTED A NOTICE FOR PUBLISHING IN THE FLORIDA ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTER.

Subject Area to be Addressed: The workshop is being conducted to receive public input and consider proposed changes to the above-referenced rule chapter.

The Notice of Rule Development was published in Volume 48, Number 134 of the Florida Administrative Weekly, on 7/12/2022. A Notice of Correction was published in Volume 48, Number 135 of the Florida Administrative Weekly, on 7/13/2022, because preliminary text of the proposed rule development was not available at that time.

The agenda and meeting materials can be found here for 69L-7.730, F.A.C.
The agenda and meeting materials can be found here for 69L-7.740, F.A.C.
 
Type Rules Date Location
Workshop 69L-22.006, 69L-22.007, 69L-22.008, 69L-22.011, 69L-22.012, & 69L-22.013 If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the agency head, a rule development workshop will be noticed in the next available Florida administrative register. 1579 Summit Lake Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32317
Subject Area to be Addressed: This rulemaking will address training, education, and reemployment benefits provided to injured workers.

The Notice of Rule Development was published in Volume 48, Number 150 of the Florida Administrative Weekly, on 8/3/2022.
 

Past Workshops and Hearings

Type Rules Date Location
Hearing 69L-7.100, F.A.C. – Florida Workers’ Compensation Reimbursement Manual for Ambulatory Surgical Centers August 30, 2022, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Eastern Time Via Phone and Internet
Subject Area to be Addressed: The hearing is being conducted to receive public input and consider proposed changes to the above-referenced rule.

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A copy of the Agenda may be found here.
A copy of the proposed Manual may be found here.
A copy of the summary change documentation may be found here.
A copy of the Statement of Estimated Regulatory Costs (SERC) may be found here.
A copy of the NCCI Analysis may be found here.
A copy of the Notice and Proposed Rule text may be found here.
 
Type Rules Date Location
Hearing 69L-7.501, F.A.C. – Florida Workers’ Compensation Reimbursement Manual for Hospitals August 30,2022, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Eastern Time Via Phone and Internet
Subject Area to be Addressed: The hearing is being conducted to receive public input and consider proposed changes to the above-referenced rule.

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A copy of the Agenda may be found here.
A copy of the proposed Manual may be found here.
A copy of the summary change documentation may be found here.
A copy of the Statement of Estimated Regulatory Costs (SERC) may be found here.
A copy of the NCCI Analysis may be found here.
A copy of the Notice and Proposed Rule text may be found here.
 
Type Rules Date Location
Hearing 69L-6.007, F.A.C. - Compensation Notice Tuesday, June 7, 2022, 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time 1579 Summit Lake Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32317
Subject Area to be Addressed: Updates to forms required by this rule, their posting requirements, and other necessary updates.

A copy of the Notice of Proposed Rule with the full text of the proposed Rule may be found here.

 

New Rules

Note: This tab reflects Rules adopted within the past 6 months.

Effective Date Rules
August 22, 2022 Rule 69L-6.007, F.A.C., Compensation Notice; Anti-Fraud Reward Program Notice (Broken Arm Poster)

 

Notices

Date Subject
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 WCI Presentation - FL DFS DWC Breakout
The Florida Division of Workers' Compensation recently participated in the 76th Annual Workers' Compensation Educational Conference with the Workers' Compensation Institute, in Orlando, Florida. The Division's breakout session included the following topics: Regulatory and Legislative Updates, How Small Acts of Non-Compliance Lead to Costly Penalties and Litigation, and Medical Services Updates. If you were unable to attend or would like to view the presentations, the Division PowerPoint has been published as a .PDF here. Please contact Brittany O'Neil at 850-413-1927 with any questions.
 
Date Subject
Tuesday June 7, 2022 HB 959
On May 25, 2022, Governor Ron DeSantis signed HB 959 amending the requirement for workers’ compensation insurers to mail informational brochures pursuant to s. 440.185(3), F.S., and allowed such insurers the option to deliver the brochures by e-mail.

s. 440.185(3)  Within 3 business days after the employer or the employee informs the carrier of an injury, the carrier shall send by regular mail or email to the injured worker an informational brochure approved by the department which sets forth in clear and understandable language an explanation of the rights, benefits, procedures for obtaining benefits and assistance, criminal penalties, and obligations of injured workers and their employers under the Florida Workers’ Compensation Law. Annually, the carrier or its third-party administrator shall send by regular mail or e-mail to the employer an informational brochure approved by the department which sets forth in clear and understandable language an explanation of the rights, benefits, procedures for obtaining benefits and assistance, criminal penalties, and obligations of injured workers and their employers under the Florida Workers’ Compensation Law. All such informational brochures shall contain a notice that clearly states in substance the following: “Any person who knowingly and with intent of injure, defraud, or deceive any employer or employee, insurance company, or self-insured program, files a statement of claim containing any false or misleading information commits a felony of the third degree.”

Effective July 1,2022, the Injured Worker Informational Brochure (DFS-F2-DWC-60 and/or DFS-F2-DWC-61) shall be mailed or e-mailed to the injured worker pursuant to s. 440.185(3), Florida Statute, and 69L-3.0035, Florida Administrative Code, and the Employer Informational Brochure (DFS-F2-DWC-65) and/or DFS-F2-DWC-66) shall be mailed or e-mailed to the employer pursuant to s. 440.185(3), Florida Statute, and 69L-3.0035, Florida Administrative Code.
 
Date Subject
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 11:00 a.m. Eastern Public Meeting of the Three-Member Panel
The Three-Member Panel will consider adopting the methodologies for maximum reimbursement allowances. Pursuant to subsection 440.13(12), F.S., the Three-Member Panel shall annually adopt schedules of maximum reimbursement allowances for physicians, hospital inpatient care, hospital outpatient care, and ambulatory surgical centers. In addition, the Three-Member Panel will discuss possible topics to be addressed in the 2023 Biennial Report.

A copy of the agenda and related meeting documents may be found here.

This meeting will not be held in person.
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Date Subject
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 WCI Presentation – FL DFS DWC Breakout
The Florida Division of Workers' Compensation recently participated in the 75th Annual Workers' Compensation Educational Conference with the Workers' Compensation Institute, in Orlando, Florida. The Division's breakout session included the following topics: Legislative and Rule Updates, Opportunities for Industry Improvement, and Medical Services Updates. If you were unable to attend or would like to view the presentations, click here. Please contact Brittany O'Neil at 850-413-1927 with any questions.
 
Date Subject
November 30, 2021 Maximum Workers' Compensation Rate, Effective January 1, 2022
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has determined the statewide average weekly wage paid by employers subject to the Florida Reemployment Assistance Program Law to be $1,099.39 for the four calendar quarters ending June 30, 2021.

Section 440.12(2), Florida Statutes (2021), expressly provides that, for injuries occurring on or after August 1, 1979, the weekly compensation rate shall be equal to 100 percent of the statewide average weekly wage, adjusted to the nearest dollar, and that the average weekly wage determined by the Department of Economic Opportunity for the four calendar quarters ending each June 30 shall be used in determining the maximum weekly compensation rate with respect to injuries occurring in the calendar year immediately following.

Accordingly, the maximum weekly compensation rate for work-related injuries and illnesses occurring on or after January 1, 2022, shall be $1,099.

2022 Max Comp Rate Bulletin
 
Date Subject
Friday, August 27, 2021 Below is the link to the audio recording of the rule hearing on 69L-7.020, F.A.C. - Florida Workers’ Compensation Health Care Provider Reimbursement Manual that took place on Thursday, August 26, 2021.
 
Date Subject
Thursday, July 1, 2021 Below are links to the audio recordings of the rule workshops on 69L-7.730, F.A.C. - Health Care Provider Medical Billing and Reporting Responsibilities and 69L-7.740, F.A.C. - Insurer Authorization and Medical Bill Review Responsibilities that took place on Wednesday, June 30, 2021.
 
Date Subject
Friday, June 4, 2021 Revocation of CFO Directive 2020-06
CFO Directive 2020-06 suspended strict compliance with the requirement that workers’ compensation insurers mail informational brochures pursuant to 440.185(3) and allowed such insurers deliver the brochures by other means such as email or facsimile transfer. CFO Directive 2021-04 has been issued and has revoked CFO Directive 2020-06. Beginning June 27, 2021, the Injured Worker Informational Brochure (DFS-F2-DWC-60 and/or DFS-F2-DWC-61) must be mailed to the injured worker pursuant to 440.185(3), Florida Statutes and 69L-3.0035, Florida Administrative Code.
 
Date Subject
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 Below is the link to the audio recording of the rule hearing on 69L-31, F.A.C. - Utilization and Reimbursement Dispute Rules that took place on Thursday, May 27, 2021 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time.

 
Date Subject
Wednesday, May 6, 2021 Below is the link to the audio recording of the rule hearing on 69L-7.020, F.A.C. - Florida Workers’ Compensation Health Care Provider Reimbursement Manual that took place on Wednesday, May 6, 2021 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time.

 
Date Subject
Thursday, March 4, 2021 Below is the link to the audio recording of the rule hearing on 69L-7.020, F.A.C. - Florida Workers’ Compensation Health Care Provider Reimbursement Manual that took place on Thursday, March 4, 2021 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time.

 
Date Subject
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Below is the link to the audio recording of the rule hearing on 69L-31, F.A.C. - Utilization and Reimbursement Dispute Rules that took place on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time.

 
Date Subject
Friday, January 29, 2021 Below is the link to the audio recording of the Three-Member Panel Meeting from Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 3:00 pm ET

 
Date Subject
Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 3:00 pm ET Three-Member Panel Meeting:  Adoption of recommendations to submit to the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House on methods to improve the workers’ compensation health care delivery system.
The DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES, DIVISION OF WORKERS’ COMPENSATION announces a public meeting of the Three-Member Panel to which all persons are invited. This meeting will not be held in person.
DATE AND TIME: January 27, 2021, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET
PLACE: Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone
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GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED:  Subparagraph 440.13(12)(e)4, F.S., requires the Three-Member Panel to submit recommendations on or before January 15, 2017, and biennially thereafter, to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives on methods to improve the workers’ compensation health care delivery system.  The Three-Member Panel will consider adopting recommendations at this meeting.
A copy of the agenda can be found here.
 
Date Subject
Tuesday, December 22, 2020 Below is the link to the audio recording of the Three-Member Panel Meeting (Adoption of 2020 Maximum Reimbursement Allowances) from Thursday, December 17, 2020.

 
Date Subject
Friday, December 18, 2020 Statement of Estimated Regulatory Costs (SERC)