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Division Director

Tanner Holloman

Assistant Director

Andrew Sabolic


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 (3) Rule Workshops or Rule Hearings.

Type Rules Date Location
Rule Workshop 69L-3.009, Florida Administrative Code Thursday, August 2, 2018, 9:00 a.m.(eastern) Room 102, Hartman Building, 2012 Capital Circle SE, Tallahassee, FL
Summary: A new rule is being introduced due to the passage of CS/CS/SB 376, which added subsections (5) and (6) to section 112.1815, Florida Statutes (F.S.). Section 112.1815(5)(f), F.S., requires the Department of Financial Services to adopt rules specifying injuries qualifying as grievous bodily harm of a nature that shocks the conscience.

A copy of the Notice may be found here.
A copy of the Draft Rule may be found here.
 
Type Rules Date Location
Hearing 69L-31, Florida Administrative Code Wednesday, August 15, 2018 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (eastern) Room 102, Hartman Building, 2012 Capital Circle SE, Tallahassee, FL
Summary: The proposed rulemaking adds definitions, simplifies requirements for submission of reimbursement disputes, repeals rules related to joint stipulations and non-response by a carrier, and adopts revised forms.

A copy of the notice with full text of the proposed Rule may be found here.
A copy of the Petition Form and Petition Response Form may be found here.
 
Type Rules Date Location
Rule Workshop 69L-7.020 and 69L-7.100, Florida Administrative Code Friday, August 24, 2018 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (eastern) Room 102, Hartman Building, 2012 Capital Circle SE, Tallahassee, FL
Summary: The proposed rule amendment is intended to incorporate the 2018 versions of the Florida Workers’ Compensation Reimbursement Manual for Ambulatory Surgical Centers and the Florida Workers’ Compensation Health Care Provider Reimbursement Manual. The manuals contain the updated lists of Maximum Reimbursable Allowances for various medical services.

A copy of the notice may be found here.
Preliminary text of the proposed Rules may be found here.
Draft versions of the reimbursement manuals may be found at the following links.
Draft of the Florida Workers’ Compensation Health Care Provider Reimbursement Manual, 2018
Draft of the Florida Workers’ Compensation Reimbursement Manual for Ambulatory Surgical Centers, 2018
 

Past Workshops & Hearings

Type Rules Date Location
Rule Workshop 69L-5.217, Florida Administrative Code Tuesday, July 24, 2018 10:00 a.m. Room 102, Hartman Building, 2012 Capital Circle SE, Tallahassee, FL
Summary: A Notice of Development of Rulemaking was published for proposed Rule 69L-5.217, Florida Administrative Code. The notice provides that if requested in writing, a Rule Workshop will be held on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., eastern time, at 2012 Capital Circle, SE, Room 102, Hartman Building, in Tallahassee, Florida.

The proposed rule amendment is intended to reduce the penalty structure for self-insured employers for failing to timely file forms, reports, or documents as required by 440.38(2)(b), F.S.

A copy of the notice may be found here.
A copy of the Draft Rule, Petition Form, and Petition Response Form may be found here.
 
Type Rules Date Location
Rule Workshop 69L-31, Florida Administrative Code Wednesday, May 30, 2018 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (eastern) Room 102, Hartman Building, 2012 Capital Circle SE, Tallahassee, FL
Summary: The proposed rulemaking amends existing rules governing the process for the resolution of reimbursement disputes between workers’ compensation carriers and health care providers, creates a new rule, and repeals four existing rules. The major changes proposed include: adding a rule for defined terms, simplifying requirements for submission of reimbursement disputes, repealing rules related to non-response by a carrier and joint stipulations, and the adoption of revised forms. Please note that the Division encourages all parties to provide details regarding any potential economic or cost impact related to the proposed rule.

A copy of the notice may be found here.

A copy of the Draft Rule, Petition Form, and Petition Response Form may be found here.

 

New Rules

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

Effective Date Rules
June 19, 2018 Rule 69L-6.025, Conditional Release of Stop-Work Order and Periodic Payment Agreement
   

 

Notices

Date Subject
CANCELLED Three-Member Panel Meeting
The Three-Member Panel that was scheduled for Friday, July 6, 2018 has been cancelled.

The Three-Member Panel will reconvene at a later date at which time a meeting notice will be published in a future E-Alert and in the Florida Administrative Register.
 
Date Subject
April 10, 2018, 01:00 p.m. (Eastern) Three-Member Panel Meeting
Pursuant to s. 440.13(12), Florida Statutes, the Three-Member Panel will hold a meeting to adopt the 2018 schedules for maximum reimbursement allowances for physicians, hospitals, and ambulatory surgical centers. Public comment will also be received.

Three-Member Panel Meeting Agenda and Meeting Packet is available here.

The official Notice of this meeting appeared in Volume 44, Number 60 of the Florida Administrative Weekly, published on March 27, 2018.

If you have questions about the contents of this notice, please contact Theresa Pugh, Program Administrator, Medical Services Section, Division of Workers' Compensation at (850) 413-1721 or Theresa.Pugh@myfloridacfo.com.
 
Date Subject
November 28, 2017 Maximum Workers' Compensation Rate, Effective January 1, 2018
The Maximum Workers' Compensation Rate, Effective January 1, 2018

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 $917.18 for the four calendar quarters ending June 30, 2017.

Subsection 440.12(2), Florida Statutes (2017), 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, 2018 shall be $917.00.
2018 Max Comp Rate Bulletin pdf