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RULE NO. 69B-235.00
Rule Title Sale of Certificates of Deposit
DATE November 25, 2014
TIME 10:00 a.m.
PLACE Rm 142, Larson Building, 200 East Gaines Street,
Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Hearing - Not Held
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.
ATTORNEY Kamm
CONTACT Bureau of Investigations, Div. of Agent & Agency Services
Barry Lanier (850)413-5601 or
Barry.Lanier@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69B-184.001
69B-184.002
69B-184.003
69B-184.004
69B-184.005
69B-184.010
69B-184.011
69B-184.017
69B-184.018
69B-184.020
69B-184.021
Rule Title Scope
Company and Agent to be Responsible
License Required of All Representatives
Complete Records Must be Maintained
Issuance; Contents of Policies
Licenses of Finance Factors
Binder or Receipt Must Set Forth Coverage and Cost
Cancellation and Repossession of Policy
Return Premium
Anti-coercion
Notice of Cancellation or Change in Policy or Certificate
DATE November 13, 2014
TIME 10:30 AM
PLACE 142 Larson Building, 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Hearing
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of the rules contained in Rule Chapter 69B-184, F.A.C., “Insurance In Connection With Installment Sales”, are being repealed because they are not necessary to implement the correlating statute or are redundant.
ATTORNEY Hayes
CONTACT Division of Agent & Agency Services
Cindy Benefield (850) 413-5404 or
Cindy.Benefield@myfloridacfo.com
RULE NO. 69B-167.001
Rule Title Return of Unearned Premium
DATE November 13, 2014
TIME 10 a.m.
PLACE Room 139, Larson Building, 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Hearing - Not Held
SUMMARY OF RULE Rule 69B-167.001, F.A.C., is repealed.
ATTORNEY Kamm
CONTACT Division of Agent & Agency Services
Bureau of Investigations
Barry Lanier (850)413-5601 or
Barry.Lanier@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69B-215.060
69B-215.215
69B-215.220
69B-215.225
69B-215.230
Rule Title Required Disclosure on Forms
Twisting
Rebating
Defamation
Misrepresentations
DATE November 13, 2014
TIME 9:45 AM
PLACE 142 Larson Building, 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Hearing - Not Held
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.
ATTORNEY Hayes
CONTACT Division of Agent & Agency Services
Cindy Benefield (850) 413-5404 or
Cindy.Benefield@myfloridacfo.com
RULE NO. 69B-148.001
Rule Title Funding of Preneed Contracts with Life Insurance or Annuities
DATE November 13, 2014
TIME 9 AM
PLACE 142 Larson Building, 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Hearing - Not Held
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. 
ATTORNEY Hayes
CONTACT Division of Agent & Agency Services
Cindy Benefield (850) 413-5404 or
Cindy.Benefield@myfloridacfo.com
RULE NO. 69A-37.039
69A-37.065
Rule Title Prescribed Forms for Training and Certification
Programs of Study and Vocational Courses
DATE November 6, 2014
TIME 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.
PLACE Boca Raton Resort, Galleria South Room, 501 East Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432
TYPE Hearing - Held
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.
ATTORNEY Karniewicz
CONTACT Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Firefighter Standards and Training
Bill Wentlandt (352)369-2829 or
Bill.Wentlandt@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69A-58.008
Rule Title Standards and Requirements for Existing Buildings; Exceptions to Rule Chapter 69A-60, the Florida Fire Prevention Code
DATE November 4, 2014
TIME 10:00 a.m.
PLACE Conference Room 143, Larson Building, 200 E. Gaines St., Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Workshop
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.
ATTORNEY Kamm
CONTACT Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Fire Prevention
Casia Sinco (850) 413-3620 or
Casia.Sinco@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69A-37.020
Rule Title Notice of Change of Record
DATE October 30, 2014
TIME 9:00 AM
PLACE Florida State Fire College, Auditorium, 11655 NW Gainesville Rd, Ocala, Florida 34482
TYPE Hearing - Not Held
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.
ATTORNEY Fijman
CONTACT Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Firefighter Standards and Training
Bill Wentlandt (352)369-2829 or
Bill.Wentlandt@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69A-37.039
69A-37.059
69A-37.064
69A-37.408
Rule Title Prescribed Forms for Training and Certification.
Types of Instructor Certificates Issued.
Florida State Fire College.
Live Fire Training Instructor Certification and Renewal.
DATE October 30, 2014
TIME 9:00 AM
PLACE State Fire College, Auditorium, 11655 NW Gainesville Rd, Ocala, Florida 34482
TYPE Hearing - Not Held
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. 
ATTORNEY Fijman
CONTACT Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Firefighter Standards and Training
Bill Wentlandt (352)369-2829 or
Bill.Wentlandt@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69I-22.002
69I-22.003
Text of Rule
Rule Title Definitions Applicable to Chapter 69I-22
Procedures
DATE October 21, 2014
TIME 1:30 P.M.
PLACE Room B103, Fletcher Building, 101 E. Gaines Street, Tallahassee, FL
TYPE Workshop
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.
ATTORNEY Karniewicz
CONTACT Division of Accounting and Auditing
Rachael Lieblick (850)413-3537 or
Rachael.Lieblick@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69A-47.016
69A-47.017
Rule Title Access to Elevator Keys
Duplication of Elevator Keys Prohibited
DATE October 21, 2014
TIME 11:00 a.m.
PLACE Atrium Building, 3rd floor conference room, 325 John Knox Road, Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Workshop
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.
ATTORNEY Kamm
CONTACT Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Fire Prevention
Casia Sinco at (850)413-3620 or
Casia.Sinco@myfloridacfo.com
RULE NO. 69A-2.023
Rule Title Conflicts
DATE October 21, 2014
TIME 10 a.m.
PLACE Atrium Building, 3rd floor conference room, 325 John Knox Rd., Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Hearing - Not Held
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.
ATTORNEY Kamm
CONTACT Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Fire Prevention
Casia Sinco at (850)413-3620 or
Casia.Sinco@myfloridacfo.com
RULE NO. 69B-150.115
Rule Title Group or Quasi-Group Implications
DATE October 21, 2014
TIME 9:00 AM
PLACE Room 116 Larson Building, 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Hearing - Not Held
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.
ATTORNEY Valentine
CONTACT Division of Agent & Agency Services
Bureau of Investigations
Ray Wenger (850)413-5605 or
Ray.Wenger@myfloridacfo.com
RULE NO. 69A-64.005
Rule Title Adjustments to Reflect Consumer Price Index
DATE October 20, 2014
TIME 10:00 A.M.
PLACE 3rd Floor Conference Room, The Atrium Building, 325 John Knox Road, Tallahassee, FL
TYPE Hearing - Not Held
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.
ATTORNEY Karniewicz
CONTACT Division of State Fire Marshal
Jason Fryar (850)413-3647 or
Jason.Fryar@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69I-40.050
69I-40.051
Rule Title Lease of Real Property
Purchase of Land
DATE October 17, 2014
TIME 2:00 p.m.
PLACE Room 116, Larson Building, 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Hearing - Not Held
SUMMARY OF RULE Rules 69I-40.050 and 69I-40.051, F.A.C., are being repealed.
ATTORNEY Kamm
CONTACT Division of Accounting and Auditing
Bureau of Auditing
Mark Merry (850)413-3074 or
Mark.Merry@myfloridacfo.com
RULE NO. 69L-6.029
Rule Title Employer Worksites
DATE October 16, 2014
TIME 9:30 AM
PLACE 102 Hartman Building, 2012 Capital Circle Southeast, Tallahassee, Florida.
TYPE Workshop
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.
ATTORNEY Hayes
CONTACT Division of Workers' Compensation
Bureau of Compliance
Robin Delaney (850)413-1775 or
Robin.Delaney@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69L-6.026
Rule Title Periodic Reports
DATE October 16, 2014
TIME 9:00 AM
PLACE 102 Hartman Building, 2012 Capital Circle Southeast, Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Hearing - Not Held
SUMMARY OF RULE Repeal of Rule 69L-6.026, F.A.C. requiring periodic reports.
ATTORNEY Hayes
CONTACT Division of Workers' Compensation
Bureau of Compliance
Robin Delaney (850)413-1775 or
Robin.Delaney@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69B-215.90
Text of Rule
Rule Title Information to be Provided When Recommending the Surrender of an Annuity or Life Insurance Policy with a Cash Value
DATE September 26, 2014
TIME 10:00 A.M.
PLACE Room 143, Larson Building, 200 E. Gaines Street, Tallahassee, FL
TYPE Workshop
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.
ATTORNEY Karniewicz
CONTACT Division of Agent and Agency Services
Bureau of Investigations
Ray Wenger (850)413-5654 or
Ray.Wenger@myfloridacfo.com
RULE NO. 69B-220.051
69B-220.201
Rule Title Conduct of Public Adjusters and Public Adjuster Apprentices
Ethical Requirements for All Adjusters and Public Adjuster Apprentices
DATE September 16, 2014
TIME 9:30 A.M.
PLACE Room 116, Larson Building, 200 E. Gaines Street, Tallahassee, FL
TYPE Hearing - Held
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.
ATTORNEY Karniewicz
CONTACT Division of Agent and Agency Services
Bureau of Investigations
Barry Lanier (850)413-6501 or
Barry.Lanier@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69I-31.803
Rule Title Garnishee Agency Responsibilities
DATE September 10, 2014
TIME 9:00 AM
PLACE 142 Larson Building, 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Workshop
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.
ATTORNEY Hayes
CONTACT Division of Accounting and Auditing
Bureau of State Payrolls
John Bennett (850)413-5513 or
John.Bennett@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69A-46.016
Rule Title Insurance Requirements
DATE August 22, 2014
TIME 9:30 AM
PLACE Room 142 Larson Building, 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Hearing - Not Held
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).
ATTORNEY Valentine
CONTACT Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Fire Prevention
Casia Sinco (850)413-3620 or
Casia.Sinco@myfloridacfo.com
RULE NO. 69A-21.114
Rule Title Insurance Requirements
DATE August 22, 2014
TIME 9:30 AM
PLACE Room 142 Larson Building, 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Hearing - Not Held
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).
ATTORNEY Valentine
CONTACT Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Fire Prevention
Casia Sinco (850)413-3620 or
Casia.Sinco@myfloridacfo.com
RULE NO. 69A-62.024
Rule Title Standards for Construction, Repair, and Maintenance of Firefighter Employee Places of Employment and Inspection, Repair and Maintenance of Fire Apparatus
DATE August 22, 2014
TIME 9:00 A.M.
PLACE Florida State Fire College, 11655 NW Gainesville Road, Ocala, FL
TYPE Hearing - Held
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).
ATTORNEY Karniewicz
CONTACT Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Fire Standards and Training
Bill Wentlandt (352)369-2829 or
Bill.Wentlandt@myfloridacfo.com
RULE NO. 69I-41.001
Rule Title Refund of State Occupational License Tax
DATE August 21, 2014
TIME 9:00 AM
PLACE 142 Larson Building, 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Hearing - Not Held
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”.
ATTORNEY Hayes
CONTACT Division of Accounting and Auditing
Policy-Special Projects Section
Stanton Beazley (850)413-4610 or
Stanton.Beazley@myfloridacfo.com
RULE NO. 69I-31.801
Rule Title Purpose and Applicability
DATE August 20, 2014
TIME 10:00 AM
PLACE Room 116, Larson Building, 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Hearing - Not Held
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.
ATTORNEY Fijman
CONTACT Division of Accounting and Auditing
Bureau of State Payrolls
John Bennett (850) 413-5514 or
John.Bennett@ MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69A-64.005
Text of Rule
Rule Title Adjustments to Reflect Consumer Price Index
DATE August 19, 2014
TIME 9:30 A.M.
PLACE Division of State Fire Marshal, 3rd Floor Conference Room, The Atrium Building, 325 John Knox Road, Tallahassee, FL
TYPE Workshop
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.
ATTORNEY Karniewicz
CONTACT Division of State Fire Marshal
Jason Fryar (850)413-3647 or
Jason.Fryar@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69L-6.012
Rule Title Notice of Election to Be Exempt
DATE August 13, 2014
TIME 9:30 AM
PLACE 102 Hartman Building, 2012 Capital Circle Southeast, Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Hearing - Not Held
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.
ATTORNEY Fijman
CONTACT Division of Workers' Compensation
Bureau of Compliance
Robin Delaney (850) 413-1775 or
Robin.Delaney@myfloridacfo.com
RULE NO. 69B-150.115
Rule Title Group or Quasi-Group Implications
DATE August 5, 2014
TIME 9:30 AM
PLACE Room 142 Larson Building, 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Workshop
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.
ATTORNEY Valentine
CONTACT Division of Insurance Agent & Agency Services
Bureau of Investigation
Barry Lanier (850) 413-5601 or
Barry.Lanier@myfloridacfo.com
RULE NO. 69A-37.039
69A-37.065

Text of Rule
Rule Title Prescribed Forms for Training and Certification
Programs of Study and Vocational Courses
DATE August 1, 2014
TIME 8:00 A.M.
PLACE 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.
TYPE Workshop
PURPOSE AND
E FFECT
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.
ATTORNEY Karniewicz
CONTACT Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Fire Standards and Training
Bill Wentlandt (352)369-2829 or
Bill.Wentlandt@myfloridacfo.com
RULE NO. 69L-30
Rule Title Expert Medical Advisors
DATE July 17, 2014
TIME 10 am to 12 noon
PLACE Room 102, Hartman Building, 2012 Capital Circle Southeast, Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Workshop
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.
ATTORNEY Fijman
CONTACT Division of Workers' Compensation
Medical Services Section
Eric Lloyd (850) 413-1689 or
eric.lloyd@myfloridacfo.com
RULE NO. 69A-37.039
69A-37.059
69A-37.064
69A-37.408
Rule Title Prescribed Forms for Training and Certification
Types of Instructor Certificates Issued
Florida State Fire College
Live Fire Training Instructor Certification and Renewal
DATE July 16, 2014
TIME 9:00 AM
PLACE State Fire College, Auditorium, 11655 NW Gainesville Rd, Ocala, Florida 34482
TYPE Workshop
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.
ATTORNEY Fijman
CONTACT Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Firefighter Standards and Training
Bill Wentlandt (352) 369-2829 or
bill.wentlandt@myfloridacfo.com
RULE NO. 69A-37.020
Rule Title Notice of Change of Record
DATE July 15, 2014
TIME 9:00 AM
PLACE State Fire College, Auditorium, 11655 NW Gainesville Rd, Ocala, Florida 34482
TYPE Workshop
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.
ATTORNEY Fijman
CONTACT Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Firefighter Standards and Training
Bill Wentlandt (352) 369-2829 or
bill.wentlandt@myfloridacfo.com
RULE NO. 69C-4.003
69C-4.0045
69C-4.009
Rule Title Definitions
Convenience Fees
Annual Reporting to the Financial Officer
DATE June 24, 2014
TIME 1:30 PM
PLACE Suite 440-C, Hermitage Centre, Suite 400, 1801 Hermitage Blvd., Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Hearing - Not Held
SUMMARY OF RULE 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.
ATTORNEY Valentine
CONTACT Division of Treasury
Bureau of Funds Management
Melisa Hevey (850) 413-2760 or
Melisa.Hevey@myfloridacfo.com
RULE NO. 69L-8
Rule Title Selected Materials Incorporated by Reference
DATE June 18, 2014
TIME 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
PLACE Room 102, Hartman Building, 2012 Capital Circle Southeast, Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Workshop
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.
ATTORNEY Fijman
CONTACT Division of Workers’ Compensation
Office of Medical Services
Eric Lloyd (850) 413-1689 or
Eric.Lloyd@MyFloridacfo.com
RULE NO. 69L-7
Rule Title Workers' Compensation Medical Reimbursement and Utilization Review
DATE June 18, 2014
TIME 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
PLACE Room 102, Hartman Building, 2012 Capital Circle Southeast, Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Workshop
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.”
ATTORNEY Fijman
CONTACT Division of Workers’ Compensation
Office of Medical Services
Eric Lloyd (850) 413-1689 or
Eric.Lloyd@MyFloridacfo.com

 

RULE NO. 69B-162.011
Rule Title Suitability and Disclosure in Annuity Investments Contracts-Forms - Required
DATE June 17, 2014
TIME 10:30 AM
PLACE 116 Larson Building, 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Hearing - Held
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.
ATTORNEY Fijman
CONTACT Division of Agent & Agency Services
Bureau of Investigation
Susan Jordan 850-413-5655 or
Susan.Jordan@myfloridacfo.com
RULE NO. 69A-62.024
Text of Rule
Rule Title Standards for Construction, Repair, and Maintenance of Firefighter Employee Places of Employment
DATE May 29, 2014
TIME 9:00 A.M.
PLACE Florida State Fire College, 11655 NW Gainesville Road, Ocala, Florida
TYPE Workshop
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.
ATTORNEY Karniewicz
CONTACT Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Fire Standards and Training
Bill Wentlandt (352) 369-2829 or
Bill.Wentlandt@myfloridacfo.com
RULE NO. 69I-21.003
Rule Title Procedure for Collection of Delinquent Accounts
DATE May 28, 2014
TIME 2:00 P.M.
PLACE Room B105, Fletcher Building, 101 E. Gaines Street, Tallahassee, FL
TYPE Hearing - Not Held
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.
ATTORNEY Karniewicz
CONTACT Division of Accounting and Auditing
Bureau of Financial Reporting
Tanner Collins (850) 413-5534 or
Tanner. Collins@myfloridacfo.com
RULE NO. 69A-62.030
69A-62.032
Rule Title Definitions
Division Inspection or Investigation
DATE May 22, 2014
TIME 9:00 AM
PLACE Florida State Fire College, 11655 NW Gainesville Road, Ocala, FL 34482-1486
TYPE Hearing - Not Held
SUMMARY OF RULE The rule changes the notification requirements and makes editorial corrections.
ATTORNEY Hayes
CONTACT Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Fire Fighters Standards & Training
Rick Rochford (352) 369-2836 or
Rick.Rochford@myfloridacfo.com
RULE NO. 69A-60.002
69A-60.003
69A-60.004
69A-60.005
Rule Title (.002) Scope; Description of Florida Fire Prevention Code
(.003) Standards of the National Fire Protection Association, NFPA 1, the Fire Code, Florida 2012 Edition, Adopted
(.004) Standards of the National Fire Protection Association, NFPA 101, the Life Safety Code, Florida 2012 Edition, Adopted
(.005) Publications Referenced in NFPA 1, the Florida 2012 Edition, and NFPA 101, the Florida 2012 Edition, Added to the Florida Fire Prevention Code
DATE May 21, 2014
TIME 11:00 A.M.
PLACE Florida State Fire College, 11655 NW Gainesville Road, Ocala, FL
TYPE Hearing - Held
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.
ATTORNEY Karniewicz
CONTACT Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Fire Prevention
Casia Sinco (850) 413-3620 or
Casia.Sinco@myfloridacfo.com
RULE NO. 69A-3.012
Rule Title Standards of the National Fire Protection Association and Other Standards Adopted
DATE May 21, 2014
TIME 11:00 A.M.
PLACE Boca Raton Fire Department Headquarters, 6500 Congress Avenue, Boca Raton, FL
TYPE Hearing - Held
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.
ATTORNEY Karniewicz
CONTACT Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Fire Prevention
Casia Sinco (850) 413-3620 or
Casia.Sinco@myfloridacfo.com
RULE NO. 69L-4.001
69L-4.002
Rule Title Reporting Assessment Information and Paying Assessments
Offsets for Dividends and Premium Refunds
DATE May 19, 2014
TIME 2:00 P.M.
PLACE Room 102, Hartman Building, 2012 Capital Circle S.E., Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Hearing - Not Held
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.
ATTORNEY Karniewicz
CONTACT Division of Accounting and Auditing
Bureau of Financial Accountability
Greg Jenkins (850) 413-1630 or
Greg.Jenkins@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69A-60.002
69A-60.003
69A-60.004
69A-60.005
Rule Title (.002) Scope; Description of Florida Fire Prevention Code
(.003) Standards of the National Fire Protection Association, NFPA 1, the Fire Code, Florida 2012 Edition, Adopted
(.004) Standards of the National Fire Protection Association, NFPA 101, the Life Safety Code, Florida 2012 Edition, Adopted
(.005) Publications Referenced in NFPA 1, the Florida 2012 Edition, and NFPA 101, the Florida 2012 Edition, Added to the Florida Fire Prevention Code
DATE May 15, 2014
TIME 1:30 P.M.
PLACE Boca Raton Fire Department Headquarters, 6500 Congress Avenue, Boca Raton, FL
TYPE Hearing - Held
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.
ATTORNEY Karniewicz
CONTACT Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Fire Prevention
Casia Sinco (850) 413-3620 or
Casia.Sinco@myfloridacfo.com
RULE NO. 69A-3.012
Rule Title Standards of the National Fire Protection Association and Other Standards Adopted
DATE May 15, 2014
TIME 1:30 P.M.
PLACE Boca Raton Fire Department Headquarters, 6500 Congress Avenue, Boca Raton, FL
TYPE Hearing - Held
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.
ATTORNEY Karniewicz
CONTACT Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Fire Prevention
Casia Sinco (850) 413-3620 or
Casia.Sinco@myfloridacfo.com
RULE NO. 69B-227.110
69B-227.120
69B-227.130
69B-227.140
69B-227.150
69B-227.160
69B-227.170
69B-227.180
69B-227.190
69B-227.200
69B-227.210
69B-227.220
69B-227.230
69B-227.240
69B-227.250
69B-227.260
69B-227.270
69B-227.280
69B-227.290
69B-227.300
69B-227.310
69B-227.320
69B-227.330
69B-227.340
Rule Title Purpose
Scope
Definitions
Providers
Supervising Instructor for Bail Bond Agent Course and School Officials
Instructors
Courses
Course Offering and Attendance Records
Certification of Students
Attendance
Postsecondary Courses
Examinations
Fees
Facilities
Advertising
Study Aids
Prohibited Practices
Falsification of Reports
Forms and Submission of Forms through the Education Database
Transition Time in the Event of Rule Changes
Grounds for Disapproval, Suspension, or Revocation of Approval of a Provider, School Official, Supervising Instructor, or Instructor; Other Penalties
Curriculum Standards for Special Designation
Timeline for Submission
Course Audits
DATE May 13, 2014
TIME 10:00 A.M.
PLACE Room 143, Larson Building, 200 E. Gaines Street, Tallahassee, FL
TYPE Hearing - Held
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.
ATTORNEY Karniewicz
CONTACT Division of Insurance Agents and Agency Services
Bureau of Licensing
Matt Tamplin (850) 413-5496 or
Matt.Tamplin@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69B-231
Rule Title Penalty Guidelines for Insurance Representatives
DATE May 7, 2014
TIME 10:30 AM
PLACE 116 Larson Building, 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Hearing - Not Held
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.
ATTORNEY Valentine
CONTACT Division of Agent & Agency Services
Bureau of Investigation
Barry Lanier (850) 413-5601 or
Barry.Lanier@myfloridacfo.com
RULE NO. 69B-211
Rule Title Insurance Representatives
DATE May 7, 2014
TIME 10:30 AM
PLACE 116 Larson Building, 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Hearing - Held
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.
ATTORNEY Valentine
CONTACT Division of Agent & Agency Services
Bureau of Licensing
Matt Tamplin (850) 413-5460 or
Matt.Tamplin@myfloridacfo.com
RULE NO. 69L-6.012
Rule Title Notice of Election to Be Exempt
DATE April 30, 2014
TIME 9:30 AM
PLACE Room 102, Hartman Building, 2012 Capital Circle Southeast, Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Workshop
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.
ATTORNEY Fijman
CONTACT Division of Workers' Compensation
Bureau of Complaince
Robin Delaney (850) 413-1775 or
Robin.Delandy@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69A-37.050
Rule Title Types of Training Certificates Issues
DATE April 30, 2014
TIME 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
PLACE Florida State Fire College, Auditorium, 11655 NW Gainesville Rd, Ocala, Florida 34482
TYPE Hearing - Not Held
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.
ATTORNEY Fijman
CONTACT Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Firefighter Standards and Training
Bill Wentlandt (352)369-2829 or
bill.wentlandt@myfloridacfo.com
RULE NO. 69B-220.052
Rule Title Supervision of Public Adjuster Apprentices and Prohibited Acts by Apprentices
DATE April 22, 2014
TIME 10:00 A.M.
PLACE Room 116, Larson Building, 200 E. Gaines Street, Tallahassee, FL
TYPE Workshop
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.
ATTORNEY Karniewicz
CONTACT Division of Agent & Agency Services
Bureau of Investigations
Barry Lanier (850) 413-5601 or
Barry.Lanier@myfloridacfo.com
RULE NO. 69L-31.015
Rule Title Managed Care Arrangements
DATE April 18, 2014
TIME 9:00 AM
PLACE Room 102, Hartman Building, 2012 Capital Circle Southeast, Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Hearing
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.
ATTORNEY Fijman
CONTACT Division of Workers' Compensation
Office of Medical Services
Eric Lloyd (850) 413-1689 or
Eric.Lloyd@myfloridacfo.com
RULE NO. 69B-220.051
69B-220.201

Text of Rule
Rule Title Conduct of Public Adjusters and Public Adjuster Apprentices
Ethical Requirements of All Adjusters
DATE April 15, 2014
TIME 10:00 A.M.
PLACE Room 116, Larson Building, 200 E. Gaines Street, Tallahassee, FL
TYPE Workshop
SUMMARY OF RULE The purpose of the proposed amendments is to update the rules and incorporate legislative changes to Part VI of Chapter 626, F.S.
ATTORNEY Karniewicz
CONTACT Division of Agent & Agency Services
Bureau of Investigations
Barry Lanier (850) 413-5601 or
Barry.Lanier@myfloridacfo.com
RULE NO. 69L-5.209
69L-5.215
69L-5.219
69L-5.225
Rule Title Financial Statements Reporting
Parental Guaranty
Excess Insurance
Requirements
DATE April 8, 2014
TIME 9:00 AM
PLACE Room 102, Hartman Building, 2012 Capital Circle Southeast, Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Hearing - Not Held
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.
ATTORNEY Fijman
CONTACT Division of Workers' Compensation
Bureau of Financial Accountability
Dwayne Manning (850) 413-1784 or
Dwayne.Manning@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69I-21.003
Text of Rule
Rule Title Procedure for Collection of Delinquent Accounts
DATE April 7, 2014
TIME 9:00 A.M.
PLACE Room 430, Fletcher Building, 101 E. Gaines Street, Tallahassee, FL
TYPE Workshop
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.
ATTORNEY Karniewicz
CONTACT Division of Accounting and Auditing
Bureau of Financial Reporting
Tanner Collins (850) 413-5534 or
Tanner.Collins@myfloridacfo.com
RULE NO. 69C-4.003
69C-4.0045
69C-4.009
Rule Title Definitions
Convenience Fees
Annual Reporting to the Financial Officer
DATE April 4, 2014
TIME 9:30 AM
PLACE Suite 440-C, Hermitage Center, Suite 400, 1801 Hermitage Blvd., Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Workshop
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.
ATTORNEY Valentine
CONTACT Division of Treasury
Bureau of Funds Management
Melisa Hevey (850) 413-2760 or
Melisa.Hevey@myfloridacfo.com
RULE NO. 69J-128.025
Rule Title Confidentiality of Personal Financial and Health Information Pursuant to Section 624.23, F.S.
DATE March 18, 2014
TIME 10:00 AM
PLACE 139 Larson Building, 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Hearing - Not Held
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.
ATTORNEY Fijman
CONTACT Division of Consumer Services
Tasha Carter (850) 413-5800 or
Tasha.Carter@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69J-137.010
Rule Title Holocaust Victims Insurance Report and Standards of Proof
DATE March 17, 2014
TIME 10:00 A.M.
PLACE 143, Larson Building, 200 E. Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Hearing - Not Held
SUMMARY OF RULE The proposed amendments will update the rule and incorporate the changes made by Chapter 2013-149, Laws of Florida.
ATTORNEY Karniewicz
CONTACT Holocaust Coordinator
Lynn Grossman (850) 413-4160 or
Lynn.Grossman@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69L-4.001
69L-4.002
Text of Rule
Rule Title Reporting Assessment Information and Paying Assessments
Offsets for Dividends and Premium Refunds
DATE March 5, 2014
TIME 10:00 A.M.
PLACE Room 102, Hartman Building, 2012 Capital Circle S.E., Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Workshop
SUMMARY OF RULE 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.
ATTORNEY Karniewicz
CONTACT Division of Workers' Compensation
Andrew Sabolic (850) 413-1628 or
Andrew.Sabolic@myfloridacfo.com
RULE NO. 69L-7.501
Rule Title Florida Workers’ Compensation Reimbursement Manual for Hospitals
DATE March 4, 2014
TIME 10:00 AM
PLACE 102, Hartman Building, 2012 Capital Circle Southeast, Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Hearing - Held
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.
ATTORNEY Paul Fijman
CONTACT Division of Workers’ Compensation
Medical Services Section
Eric Lloyd (850) 413-1689 or
Eric.Lloyd@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69L-3
Rule Title Workers' Compensation Claims
DATE March 3, 2014
TIME 10:00 AM
PLACE Room 102, Hartman Building, 2012 Capital Circle Southeast, Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Hearing - Held
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.
ATTORNEY Paul Fijman
CONTACT Division of Workers’ Compensation
Bureau of Monitoring and Audit
Pam Macon (850) 413-1708 or
Pamela.Macon@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69A-63.001
Rule Title Bureau of Forensic Fire and Explosives Analysis Requirements and Procedures for Submission of Evidence
DATE February 21, 2014
TIME 10:00 AM
PLACE Forensic Arson Laboratory, 38 Academy Drive, Havana, FL 32333
TYPE Hearing - Not Held
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.
ATTORNEY Hayes
CONTACT Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Forensic Fire and Explosives Analysis
Carl Chasteen (850) 539-2705
Carl.Chasteen@myfloridacfo.com
RULE NO. 69B-162.001
Rule Title Suitability and Disclosure in Annuity Investments Contracts-Forms-Required.
DATE February 18, 2014
TIME 10:00 AM
PLACE Room 116 Larson Building, 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Workshop
SUMMARY OF RULE 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.
ATTORNEY Paul Fijman
CONTACT Division of Agent and Agency Services
Bureau of Investigations
Susan Jordan (850) 413-5655 or
Susan.Jordan@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69B-231.090
Rule Title Penalties for Violation of Section 626.621, F.S.
DATE February 13, 2014
TIME 10:00 A.M.
PLACE Room 116, Larson Building, 200 E. Gaines Street, Tallahassee, FL
TYPE Hearing - Not Held
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.
ATTORNEY Karniewicz
CONTACT Division of Agent and Agency Services
Bureau of Investigations
Ray Wenger (850) 413-5605 or
Ray.Wenger@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69I-72.005
Text of Rule
Rule Title Certification of Surplus Property and Property Disposition
DATE February 12, 2014
TIME 11:00 A.M.
PLACE Room 430, Fletcher Building, 101 E. Gaines Street, Tallahassee, FL
TYPE Workshop
SUMMARY OF RULE The rule is being amended to implement legislative changes to Section 273.05, F.S
ATTORNEY Karniewicz
CONTACT Division of Accounting & Auditing
Bureau of Financial Reporting
Timothy Hsieh (850)413-5746 or
tim.hsieh@myfloridacfo.com
RULE NO. 69L-22
Rule Title Reemployment Services-Workers' Compensation
DATE February 10, 2014
TIME 9:00 AM
PLACE Room 102, Hartman Building, 2012 Capital Circle Southeast, Tallahassee, Fl
TYPE Hearing - Not Held
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.
ATTORNEY Fijman
CONTACT Division of Workers' Compensation
Bureau of Employee Assistantce and Ombudsman Office
Stephen Yon (850) 413-1786 or
Stephen.Yon@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69B-227 Text of Rule
Rule Title Prelicensing Education
DATE January 28, 2014
TIME 1:30 P.M.
PLACE Room 116, Larson Building, 200 E. Gaines Street, Tallahassee, FL
TYPE Workshop
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.
ATTORNEY Karniewicz
CONTACT Division of Agent and Agency Services
Bureau of Licensing
Jean Jeune (850) 413-5411 or
Jean.Jeune@myfloridacfo.com
RULE NO. 69A-62.030
69A-62.032
Rule Title Definitions
Division Inspection or Investigation
DATE January 24, 2014
TIME 4:30 PM
PLACE Daytona Beach Ocean Center, 101 N. Atlantic Avenue, Room 103-B, Daytona Beach, Florida
TYPE Workshop
SUMMARY OF RULE 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.
ATTORNEY Hayes
CONTACT Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Fire Fighters Standards & Training
Rick Rochford (352) 369-2836 or
Rick.Rochford@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69A-60.001
69A-60.002
69A-60.003
69A-60.004
69A-60.005
69A-60.006
69A-60.007
Rule Title Title
Scope; Description of Florida Fire Prevention Code
Standards of the National Fire Protection Association, NFPA 101, the Life Safety-Code, Florida 2009 Edition, Adopted
Standards of the National Fire Protection Association, NFPA 101, the Life Safety Code, Florida 2009 Edition, Adopted
Publications Referenced in NFPA 1, the Florida 2009 Edition, and NFPA 101, the Florida 2009 Edition, Added to the Florida Fire Prevention Code
Manufactured and Prototype Buildings
Enforcement of the Florida Fire Prevention Code
DATE January 23, 2014
TIME 9:00 AM
PLACE Ocean Center, Room 103C, 101 N. Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach, Florida 32118
TYPE Workshop
SUMMARY OF RULE The purpose is to promulgate the triennial update of the Florida Fire Prevention Code as directed by Section 633.202(1), F.S.
ATTORNEY Karniewicz
CONTACT Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Fire Prevention
Casia Sinco (850) 413-3620 or
Casia.Sinco@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69B-11
Rule Title Insurance Representatives
DATE January 22, 2014
TIME 10:00 A.M.
PLACE Room 116, Larson Building, 200 E. Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Workshop
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.
ATTORNEY Valentine
CONTACT Agent & Agency Services
Bureau of Licensing
Matt Tamplin (850) 413-5460 or
Matt.Tamplin@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69L-5.209
69L-5.215
69L-5.219
69L-5.225
Rule Title Financial Statements Reporting
Parental Guaranty
Excess Insurance
Requirements
DATE January 16, 2014
TIME 9:30 AM
PLACE 102 Hartman Building, 2012 Capital Circle Southeast, Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Workshop
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. 
ATTORNEY Fijman
CONTACT Division of Workers' Compensation
Bureau of Financial Accountability, Self-Insurance Unit
Dwayne Manning (850) 413-1784 or
Dwayne.Manning@MyFLoridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69J-137.010
Text of Rule
Rule Title Holocaust Victims Assistance Report and Standards of Proof
DATE January 10, 2014
TIME 10:00 A.M.
PLACE Room 143, Larson Building, 200 E. Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Workshop
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.
ATTORNEY Karniewicz
CONTACT Division of Consumer Services
Lynn Grossman (850) 413-4160 or
Lynn.Grossman@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69A-37.0527
Rule Title Retention of Certification
DATE December 12, 2013
TIME 10:30 AM
PLACE Florida State Fire College, Auditorium, 11655 NW Gainesville Rd, Ocala, FL 34482
TYPE Hearing - Not Held
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.
ATTORNEY Fijman
CONTACT Division of State Fire Marshal, Bureau of Firefighter Standards and Training
Bill Wentlandt (352) 369-2829 or
bill.wentlandt@myfloridacfo.com
RULE NO. 69L-6.031
Rule Title Stop-Work Orders in Effect Against Successor Corporations or Business Entities
DATE December 10, 2013
TIME 10:00 A.M.
PLACE Room 102, Hartman Building, 2012 Capital Circle Southeast, Tallahassee, FL
TYPE Hearing - Not Held
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.
ATTORNEY Fijman
CONTACT Division of Workers Compensation, Bureau of Compliance
Robin Delaney (850) 413-1775 or
Robin.Delaney@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69J-166.002
69J-166.031
Rule Title Mediation of Commercial Residential Property Insurance Claims
DATE December 3, 2013
TIME 10:00 A.M.
PLACE Room 142, Larson Building, 200 E. Gaines Street, Tallahassee, FL
TYPE Hearing - Not Held
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.”
ATTORNEY Karniewicz
CONTACT Division of Consumer Services
Tasha Carter (850) 413-5800
RULE NO. 69B-221.155
Rule Title Forms for Limited Surety (Bail Bond) Agents
DATE December 2, 2013
TIME 10:00 A.M.
PLACE Room 142, Larson Building, 200 E. Gaines Street, Tallahassee, FL
TYPE Hearing - Not Held
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.
ATTORNEY Karniewicz
CONTACT Division of Insurance Agent and Agency Serices
Ray Wenger (850) 413-5605 or
Ray.Wenger@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69A-63.001
Rule Title Bureau of Forensic Fire and Explosives Analysis Requirements and Procedures for Submission of Evidence.
DATE November 22, 2013
TIME 9:00 AM
PLACE Forensic Arson Laboratory, 38 Academy Drive, Havana, FL 32333
TYPE Workshop
SUMMARY OF RULE 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).
ATTORNEY Hayes
CONTACT State Fire Marshal, Bureau of Forensic Fire and Explosives Analysis
Carl Chasteen (850) 539-2705 or
Carl.Chasteen@myfloridacfo.com
RULE NO. 69I-40.002
Rule Title Requirements
DATE November 19, 2013
TIME 2:30 PM
PLACE 116 Larson Building, 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Hearing - Not Held
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.
ATTORNEY Fijman
CONTACT Division of Accounting and Auditing
Mark Merry, (850) 413-3074 or
Mark.Merry@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69C-4.004
Rule Title Standard Contracts with Electronic Payment Service Providers.
DATE November 7, 2013
TIME 2:00 PM
PLACE Suite 440-C, Hermitage Center, 1801 Hermitage Blvd., Tallahassee, Florida.
TYPE Hearing - Not Held
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.
ATTORNEY Fijman
CONTACT Division of Treasury
Melisa Hevey (850) 413-3162 or
Melisa.Hevey@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69J-166.002
69J-166.031

Text of Rule
Rule Title Mediation of Commercial Residential Property Insurance Claims
Mediation of Residential Property Insurance Claims
DATE October 18, 2013
TIME 10:00 A.M.
PLACE 142, Larson Building, 200 E. Gaines Street, Tallahassee, FL
TYPE Workshop
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).
ATTORNEY Karniewicz
CONTACT Division Consumer Services
Tasha Carter (850) 413-5800 or
Tasha.Carter@myfloridacfo.com
RULE NO. 69J-8
Rule Title Alternative Procedure for Resolution of Disputed Sinkhole Insurance Claims
DATE October 2, 2013
TIME 9:30 AM
PLACE 116 Larson Building, 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Hearing - Not Held
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.
ATTORNEY Valentine
CONTACT Division Consumer Services
Tasha Carter (850) 413-5800 or
Tasha.Carter@myfloridacfo.com
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RULE NO. 69L-6.031
Rule Title Stop- Work Orders in Effect Against Successor Corporations or Business Entities
DATE September 24, 2013
TIME 10:00 AM
PLACE Room 102, Hartman Building, 2012 Capital Circle Southeast, Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Workshop
SUMMARY OF RULE 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.
ATTORNEY Fijman
CONTACT Division of Workers’ Compensation, Bureau of Compliance
Robin Delaney, (850)-413-1775 or
Robin.Delaney@myfloridacfo.com
RULE NO. 69B-221.075
Rule Title Power of Attorney; Penal Sum of Bond; Not Applicable to Automobile Clubs
DATE September 24, 2013
TIME 9:30 A.M
PLACE Room 142, Larson Building, 200 E. Gaines Street, Tallahassee, FL
TYPE Hearing - Held
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.
ATTORNEY Karniewicz
CONTACT Division of Insurance Agents and Agency Services
Ray Wenger (850) 413-5605 or
Ray.Wenger@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69L-7.501
Rule Title Florida Workers’ Compensation Reimbursement Manual for Hospitals
DATE September 19, 2013
TIME 10:00 AM
PLACE 102, Hartman Building, 2012 Capital Circle Southeast, Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Workshop
SUMMARY OF RULE 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.
ATTORNEY Fijman
CONTACT Division of Workers’ Compensation, Office of Medical Services
Eric Lloyd, (850) 413-1689 or
Eric.Lloyd@myfloridacfo.com
RULE NO. 69L-3
Rule Title Workers' Compensation Claims
DATE September 16, 2013
TIME 10:30 AM
PLACE Room 102, Hartman Building, 2012 Capital Circle Southeast, Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Workshop
SUMMARY OF RULE 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.
ATTORNEY Fijman
CONTACT Division of Workers’ Compensation
Pam Macon (850) 413-1708 or
Pamela.Macon@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69C-4.004
Rule Title Standard Contracts with Electronic Payment Service Providers
DATE September 13, 2013
TIME 10:30 AM
PLACE 440-C, Hermitage Centre, Suite 400, 1801 Hermitage Blvd., Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Workshop
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.
ATTORNEY Fijman
CONTACT Division of Treasury
Melisa Hevey (850) 413-3162 or
Melisa.Hevey@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69A-37.0527
Rule Title Scope
DATE September 12, 2013
TIME 2:30 PM
PLACE Florida State Fire College, Auditorium, 11655 NW Gainesville Road, Ocala, Florida
TYPE Workshop
SUMMARY OF RULE 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.
ATTORNEY Fijman
CONTACT Division of State Fire Marshal
Bill Wentlandt (352)369-2829 or
bill.wentlandt@myfloridacfo.com
RULE NO. 69L-29
69L-29.001
69L-29.002
69L-29.003
69L-29.005
69L-29.009
69L-29.010
Rule Title Health Care Provider Certification
Definitions
Eligibility Requirements for Certification
Certification Time Frames
Revocation of Certification Status
Verification of Certification Status
Certified Provider Responsibilities
DATE September 12, 2013
TIME 11:30 AM
PLACE Room 102, Hartman Building, 2012 Capital Circle Southeast, Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Hearing - Not Held
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.
ATTORNEY Fijman
CONTACT Division of Workers' Compensation
Eric Lloyd (850) 413-1689 or
Eric.Lloyd@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69L-7.602
Rule Title Florida Workers’ Compensation Medical Services Billing, Filing and Reporting Rule.
DATE September 12, 2013
TIME 10:00 AM
PLACE 102, Hartman Building, 2012 Capital Circle Southeast, Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Hearing - Not Held
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.
ATTORNEY Fijman
CONTACT Division of Workers' Compensation, Office of Medical Services
Eric Lloyd 850-413-1689 or
Eric.Lloyd@myfloridacfo.com
RULE NO. 69B-231.150
Rule Title Criminal Proceedings
DATE September 12, 2013
TIME 9:30 AM
PLACE 116 Larson Building, 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Hearing - Not Held
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.
ATTORNEY Valentine
CONTACT Division of Agent and Agency Services, Bureau of Investigations
Barry Lanier (850) 413-5600 or
Barry.Lanier@myfloridacfo.com
RULE NO. 69A-37.039
69A-37.065
Rule Title Prescribed Forms for Training and Certification
Programs of Study and Vocational Courses
DATE September 10, 2013
TIME 10:00 A.M.
PLACE Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Headquarters, Room 101, 405 Pike Rd., West Palm Beach, FL 33411
TYPE Hearing - Held
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.
ATTORNEY Karniewicz
CONTACT Division of State Fire Marshal, Bureau of Fire Standards and Training
Bill Wentlandt (352) 369-2829 or
Bill.Wentlandt@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69I-40.103
Rule Title Restriction of Expenditures
DATE September 4, 2013
TIME 9:30 AM
PLACE 142 Larson Building, 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Hearing - Not Held
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.
ATTORNEY Valentine
CONTACT Division of Accounting and Auditing
Mark Merry (850) 413-3074 or
Mark.Merry@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69B-221.051
Rule Title Actively Engaged in Business; Place Suitably Designated; Accessible to Public
DATE August 29, 2013
TIME 9:30 AM
PLACE Room 116 Larson Building, 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Hearing - Not Held
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.
ATTORNEY Fijman
CONTACT Division of Agent and Agency Services
Ray Wenger (850) 413-5605 or
Ray.Wenger@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69I-40.002
Rule Title Requirements
DATE August 27, 2013
TIME 10:30 AM
PLACE Room 116, Larson Building, 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Workshop
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.
ATTORNEY Fijman
CONTACT Division of Accounting and Auditing
Mark Merry (850) 413-3074 or
Mark.Merry@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69B-231.090
Text of Rule
Rule Title Penalties for Violation of Section 626.621, F.S.
DATE August 22, 2013
TIME 9:30 A.M.
PLACE Room 116, Larson Building, 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Workshop
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.
ATTORNEY Karniewicz
CONTACT Division of Agent and Agency Services
Ray Wenger (850) 413-5605 or
Ray.Wenger@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69D-3.001
69D-3.002
69D-3.003

Text of Rule
Rule Title Definitions
Governance of Organization
Use of Division Property or Facilities
DATE August 15, 2013
TIME 10:00 A.M.
PLACE Room 230A, Alexander Building, 2020 Capital Circle S.E., Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Workshop
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.
ATTORNEY Karniewicz
CONTACT Division of Insurance Fraud
Jack Kelley (850) 413-3115 or
Jack.Kelley@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69A-51.045
Rule Title Scope
DATE August 13, 2013
TIME 4:30 PM
PLACE 116 Larson Building, 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Workshop
SUMMARY OF RULE 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.
ATTORNEY Butler
CONTACT Division of State Fire Marshal
Mike Burns (850)413-3614 or
mike.burns@myfloridacfo.com
RULE NO. 69L-7.020
69L-7.602
Rule Title Florida Workers' Compensation Health Care Provider Reimbursement Manual
Florida Workers’ Compensation Medical Services Billing, Filing and Reporting Rule
DATE August 8, 2013
TIME 10:30 AM
PLACE Room 102, Hartman Building, 2012 Capital Circle Southeast, Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Workshop
SUMMARY OF RULE 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.
ATTORNEY Fijman
CONTACT Division of Workers' Compensation
Eric Lloyd (850) 413-1689 or
Eric.Lloyd@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69A-64.005
Text of Rule
Rule Title Adjustments to Reflect Consumer Price Index
DATE August 8, 2013
TIME 10:00 AM
PLACE 3rd Floor Conference Room, The Atrium Building, 325 John Knox Road, Tallahassee, FL
TYPE Workshop
SUMMARY OF RULE 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.
ATTORNEY Karniewicz
CONTACT Division of State Fire Marshal
Jason Fryar (850) 413-3647 or
Jason.Fryar@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69A-51.090
Rule Title Boilers in Public Lodging Establishments
DATE August 6, 2013
TIME 4:00 PM
PLACE Third Floor Conference Room, The Atrium Building, 325 John Knox Road, Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Workshop
SUMMARY OF RULE 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.
ATTORNEY Butler
CONTACT Division of State Fire Marshal
Mike Burns (850) 413-3614 or
mike.burns@myfloridacfo.com
RULE NO. 69L-6.009
Rule Title Forms and Instructions (REPEAL)
DATE July 23, 2013
TIME 10:00 AM
PLACE 102 Hartman Building, 2012 Capital Circle Southeast, Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Hearing - Not Held
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.
ATTORNEY Fijamn
CONTACT Division of Workers' Compensation
Robin Delaney (850) 413-1775 or
Robin.Delaney@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69A-47.011
Rule Title Standards AdoptedAdoption of the Florida Elevator Safety Code.
DATE July 18, 2013
TIME 10:30 AM
PLACE Third Floor Conference Room, the Atrium Building, 325 John Knox Road, Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Hearing - Not Held
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.”
ATTORNEY Fijman
CONTACT Division of State Fire Marshal
Casia Sinco (850) 413-3620 or
Casia.Sinco@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69A-60.001
69A-60.002
69A-60.003
69A-60.004
69A-60.005
69A-60.006
69A-60.007
Rule Title Scope; Description of Florida Fire Prevention Code
Standards of the National Fire Protection Association, NFPA-1, the Fire Code,
Florida 2009 Edition, Adopted
Standards of the National Fire Protection Association, NFPA 101, the Life Safety Code, Florida 2009 Edition, Adopted
Publications Referenced in NFPA 1, the Florida 2009 Edition, and NFPA 101, the Florida 2009 Edition, Added tot he Florida Fire Prevention Code
Manufactured and Prototype Buildings
Enforcement of the Florida Fire Prevention Code
DATE July 1, 2013
TIME 5:00 PM
PLACE A proposal form is available on the Department’s website at www.myfloridacfo.com/Division/SFM/BFP
TYPE Workshop
SUMMARY OF RULE 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.
ATTORNEY Karniewicz
CONTACT Casia Sinco,
Chief, Bureau of Fire Prevention,
Department of Financial Services,
Division of State Fire Marshal,
200 East Gaines Street,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0340
RULE NO. 69L-7.602
Rule Title Florida Workers' Compensation Medical Services Billing, Filing and Reporting Rule.
DATE June 6, 2013
TIME 10:00 AM
PLACE 104J, Hartman Building, 2012 Capital Circle Southwest, Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Workshop
SUMMARY OF RULE 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.
ATTORNEY Fijman
CONTACT Division of Workers' Compensation
Eric Lloyd (850) 413-4889 or
Eric.Lloyd@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69A-39.0071
Rule Title Procedures for Fire Code Administrator Certification
DATE May 29, 2013
TIME 1:00 PM
PLACE Florida State Fire College, 11655 NW Gainesville Road, Ocala, FL 34482
TYPE Hearing - Not Held
SUMMARY OF RULE The proposed amendment will adopt the Application for Fire Code Administrator Certification form.
ATTORNEY Karniewicz
CONTACT Division of State Fire Marshal
Bill Wentlandt (352) 369-2829 or
Bill.Wentlandt@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69B-221.155 - Text of Rule
Rule Title Forms for Limited Surety (Bail Bond) Agents
DATE May 23, 2013
TIME 1:00 PM
PLACE Room 139, Larson Building, 200 E. Gaines Street, Tallahassee, FL
TYPE Workshop
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.
ATTORNEY Karniewicz
CONTACT Division of Insurance Agent and Agency Services
Ray Wenger (850) 413-5605 or
Ray.Wenger@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69B-221.075 - Text of Rule
Rule Title Power of Attorney; Penal Sum of Bond; Not Applicable to Automobile Clubs
DATE May 23, 2013
TIME 10:00 AM
PLACE Room 139, Larson Building, 200 E. Gaines Street, Tallahassee, FL
TYPE Workshop
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.
ATTORNEY Karniewicz
CONTACT Division of Insurance Agent and Agency Services
Ray Wenger (850) 413-5605 or
Ray.Wenger@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69B-220.051
69B-220.201
Rule Title Conduct of Public Adjusters and Public Adjuster Apprentices
Ethical Requirements for All Adjusters
DATE May 9, 2013
TIME 10:30 AM
PLACE Room 116, Larson Building, 200 E. Gaines Street, Tallahassee, FL
TYPE Hearing - Held
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.
ATTORNEY Karniewicz
CONTACT Division of Insurance Agent and Agency Services
Barry Lanier (850) 413-5601 or
Barry.Lanier@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69A-47.011
Rule Title Standards AdoptedAdoption of the Florida Elevator Safety Code.
DATE May 1, 2013
TIME 10:30 AM
PLACE Third Floor Conference Room, the Atrium Building, 325 John Knox Road, Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Workshop
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.”
ATTORNEY Fijman
CONTACT Division of State Fire Marshal
Charles Frank (850) 413-3747 or
Charles.Frank@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69B-231.150
Rule Title Criminal Proceedings
DATE April 30, 2013
TIME 10:00 AM
PLACE Room 116, Larson Building, 200 E. Gaines Street, Tallahassee, FL
TYPE Workshop
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
ATTORNEY Valentine
CONTACT Division of Insurance Agent and Agency Services
Barry Lanier (850) 413-5600 or
Barry.Lanier@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69C-6.003
Rule Title The Plan, Prescribed Forms
DATE April 11, 2013
TIME 2:00 PM
PLACE Suite 440-C, 1801 Hermitage Blvd., Tallahassee, FL
TYPE Hearing - Not Held
SUMMARY OF RULE The purpose of the rule amendment is to revise the State of Florida Deferred Compensation Plan and related forms.
ATTORNEY Hayes
CONTACT Division of Treasury
Kandi Winters (850) 413-3162 or
Kandi.Winters@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69J-8
Rule Title Procedure for Resolution of Disputed Sinkhole Insurance Claims
DATE April 9, 2013
TIME 9:30 AM
PLACE 116 Larson Building, 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Workshop
SUMMARY OF RULE The purpose of the amendment will be to conform the rule to the present wording of Section 627.4074, F.S.
ATTORNEY Valentine
CONTACT Division of Consumer Services
Tasha Carter (850) 413-5800 or
Tasha.Carter@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69L-10.0165
Rule Title On-Site Audit Criteria
DATE April 2, 2013
TIME 10:30 AM
PLACE 102 Hartman Building, 2012 Capital Circle Southeast, Tallahassee, Florida
TYPE Hearing - Not Held
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
ATTORNEY Karniewicz
CONTACT Division of Workers' Compensation
Kelly Fitton (850) 413-1805 or
Kelly.Fitton@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69A-60.003
Rule Title Standards of the National Fire Protection Association, NFPA 1, the Fire Code, Florida 2009 Edition, Adopted
DATE March 27, 2013
TIME 1:00 PM
PLACE Alexander Building, Conference Room, Suite 230A, 2020 Capital Circle SE, Tallahassee, FL
TYPE Hearing - Not Held
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.”
ATTORNEY Karniewicz
CONTACT Division of State Fire Marshal
Casia Sinco (850 413-3620 or
Casia.Sinco@MyFloridaCFO.com
RULE NO. 69A-60.011
Rule Title Informal, Non-Binding Interpretations of the Florida Fire Prevention Code
DATE 3-18-2013
TIME 10:00 AM
PLACE Third Floor Conference Room, The Atrium Building 325 John Knox Road, Tallahassee
TYPE Hearing - Held
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.
ATTORNEY Fijman
CONTACT Division of State Fire Marshal
Charles Frank (850) 413-3747 or
Charles.Frank@MyFloridaCFO.com
Rule No. 69B-228.180
69B-228.220
Rule Title Forms
Licensee Compliance; Requirements; Penalties for Non-Compliance
Date 3-13-2013
Time 2:00 PM
Place Room 116, Larson Building 200 E. Gaines Street, Tallahassee
Type Hearing - Held
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.
Attorney Karniewicz
Contact Division of Insurance Agents and Agency Services
Jean Jeune (850) 413-5411 or
Jean.Jeune@MyFloridaCFO.com
Rule No. 69C-6.003
Rule Title The Plan; Prescribed Forms
Date 3-1-2013
Time 2:00 PM
Place Rm. 440-C Hermitage Bldg.
Type Workshop
Summary of Rule Updates to the rule due to changes to and clarifications of the Federal deferred compensation regulations.
Attorney Hayes
Contact Division of Treasury
Kandi Winters
850-413-3162
Rule No. 69L-26.003
Rule Title Computation of Time (REPEAL)
Date 2-19-2013
Time 10:30 AM
Place Rm. 102 Hartman Bldg.
Type Hearing - Not Held
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.
Attorney Fijman
Contact Division of Workers' Compensation
Stephen Yon
850-413-1786
Rule No. 69L-6.026
Rule Title Periodic Reports (REPEAL)
Date 2-19-2013
Time 10:00 AM
Place Rm. 102 Hartman Bldg.
Type Hearing - Not Held
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.
Attorney Fijman
Contact Division of Workers' Compensation
Robin Delaney
850-413-1775
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