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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SUMMARY OF RULE Rule 69L-31.015, F.A.C., is being repealed , as its provisions are not in accord with the Department’s rulemaking authority.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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