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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 (0) Rule Workshops or Rule Hearings.

 

Past Workshops & Hearings

Type Rules Date Location
Rule Hearing (if requested) 69L-3.009, Florida Administrative Code Tuesday, November 27, 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.

The official Notice of Rule Development appeared in Volume 44, Number 210, of the Florida Administrative Weekly, published on October 26, 2018.

A copy of the draft Rule language may be found here.
 
Type Rules Date Location
Rule Hearing 69L-31, Florida Administrative Code Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 11:00 a.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 consolidation of petitions, joint stipulations, and non-response by a carrier; and adopts revised forms.

A copy of the notice and text of the proposed Rule may be found here.
A copy of the Draft Petition Form may be found here.
A copy of the Petition Response Form may be found here.
 
Type Rules Date Location
Rule Workshop 69L-7.501, Florida Administrative Code Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at 1:00 p.m., Eastern Room 102, Hartman Building, 2012 Capital Circle SE, Tallahassee, FL
Summary: The purpose of the changes being made to Rule 69L-7.501, F.A.C., is to incorporate the 2018 version of the Florida Workers’ Compensation Reimbursement Manual for Hospitals. This manual contains the updated list of Maximum Reimbursement Allowances for various medical services, pursuant to section 440.13(12)(a), Florida Statutes.

A copy of the notice and the preliminary text may be found here.
Draft version of the reimbursement manual may be found here.

 
Type Rules Date Location
Rule Hearing 69L-7.020 and 69L-7.100, Florida Administrative Code Tuesday, November 27, 2018 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 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 and preliminary text of the 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
 
Type Rules Date Location
Rule Workshop 69L-3.009, Florida Administrative Code Thursday, October 4, 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 and draft Rule language may be found here.
 
Type Rules Date Location
Rule Hearing 69L-5.217, Florida Administrative Code September 17, 2018, 9:30 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 Hearing will be held on Monday, September 17, 2018, at 9:30 a.m., eastern time, at 2012 Capital Circle, SE, Room 102, Hartman Building, in Tallahassee, Florida. If there is no request for Rule Hearing, the Division will not hold a Rule Hearing.

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.

 

New Rules

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Effective Date Rules
   

 

Notices

Date Subject
December 3, 2018 Maximum Workers' Compensation Rate, Effective January 1, 2019
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 $939.41 for the four calendar quarters ending June 30, 2018.

Section 440.12(2), Florida Statutes (2018), 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, 2019, shall be $939.00.

2019 Max Comp Rate Bulletin