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Drew Parker

Deputy General Counsel

Chasity O'Steen

Deputy General Counsel

Gregory Venz









DFS Rulemaking Workshops and Hearings

Below is a list of upcoming rulemaking workshops and hearings.  Click on the rule number to view the notice of Proposed Rule Development or Notice of Proposed Rule. The contact person’s information is listed for each scheduled rule workshop or hearing.  You may call or email the contact person for additional information pertaining to the rule.

To view the standard format used to announce a scheduled event, please click on the following link: Generic Agenda for rulemaking workshops or hearings .

This page was last updated: 5/23/2016.

Rule Number & Title

69A-46.0165 - Submission of the Application for a Water-Based Fire Protection Inspector   Permit
69A-46.017 - Required Continuing Education
69A-46.030 – Definitions
69A-46.035 - Standards of the National Fire Protection Association to be Complied With
69A-46.040 - Installation Requirements for Automatic Sprinkler Systems Employing Water as  the Extinguishing Agent
69A-46.041 - Inspection Requirements for Fire Protection Systems

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing

May 31, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

3rd Floor Conference Room,
The Atrium Building,
325 John Knox Road,
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary of Rule:

The proposed rules address qualification and certification criteria relating to Water-Based Fire Protection Inspector Permits, adopt NFPA 25 standards for system inspections and the attachment of inspection tags, and define certain components of water and foam spray systems.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal,
Bureau of Fire Prevention,
Keith McCarthy (850)413-3620 or
Keith.McCarthy@myfloridacfo.com

Hayes
Rule Number & Title

69L-6.028 - Procedures for Imputing Payroll and Penalty Calculations
69L-6.035 - Definition of Payroll for Calculating Penalty

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

June 7, 2016 @ 2:00 PM

Room 102,
Hartman Building,
2012 Capital Circle Southeast, Tallahassee, Florida

Purpose and Effect:

Proposed Rule 69L-6.028, F.A.C., clarifies time periods of employer non-compliance for penalty calculation purposes, and provides that the Department may impute the employer’s payroll 10 business days following the employer’s receipt of the Department’s request to produce business records. The amendment to Rule 69L-6.035, F.A.C., further defines remuneration to employees, adding language to address the validation of expense reimbursements; remuneration occurring on the day a stop-work order is issued; and employee classification code assignments for payroll calculation purposes. The proposed rules also delete obsolete language and include additional technical changes.

Contact Attorney

Division of Workers’ Compensation,
Bureau of Compliance,
Pamela Macon (850)413-1708 or
Pamela.Macon@myfloridacfo.com

Fijman
Rule Number & Title

69L-31.003 – Petition for Resolution of Reimbursement Dispute Form
69L-31.004 – Carrier Response to Petition for Resolution of Reimbursement Dispute Form
69L-31.005 – Petition Form Requirements and Reasons for Dismissal
69L-31.006 – Consolidation of Petitions
69L-31.007 – Service of Petition on Carrier and Affected Parties
69L-31.008 – Computation of Time
69L-31.009 – Carrier Response Requirements
69L-31.010 – Effect of Non-Response by Carrier
69L-31.011 – Complete Record
69L-31.012 – Joint Stipulation of the Parties (REPEALED)
69L-31.013 – Petition Withdrawal
69L-31.014 – Overutilization Issues Raised in Reimbursement Dispute Resolution
69L-31.016Reimbursement Disputes Involving a Contract or Workers’ Compensation Managed Care Arrangement
69L-31.017
–  Carrier and Health Care Provider Non-compliance

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

June 10, 2016 @
9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Room 102,
Hartman Building,
2012 Capital Circle Southeast, Tallahassee, Florida

Purpose and Effect:

Rules are being amended which govern the process for resolution of disputes between workers’ compensation carriers and health care providers. Revised forms are adopted. Rule 69L-31.005, F.A.C., is amended to provide greater detail regarding materials required to be included in a petition for dispute resolution. Rule 69L-31.008, F.A.C., is revised to provide clarity regarding computation of the time period to submit a petition for dispute resolution, including expanding the time period for submitting petitions for dispute resolution from 30 to 45 days. The time period in Rule 69L-31.009, F.A.C., for a carrier to respond to a petition is expanded from 10 to 30 days. New Rule 69L-31.016, F.A.C., is proposed to limit the scope of the dispute resolutions to compliance with standards under Chapter 440, FS., and exclude issues of contract interpretation. New Rule 69L-31.017, F.A.C. is proposed to stipulate the consequences for failure to comply with Department Determinations. Minor edits to enhance clarity and additional technical changes are also included. The proposed rules have been renumbered accordingly.

Contact Attorney

Division of Workers’ Compensation,
Bureau of Monitoring and Audit,
Theresa Pugh (850)413-1721 or
Theresa.Pugh@MyFloridaCFO.com

Stadler
Rule Number & Title

69B-124.021 – Purpose
69B-124.022 – Scope
69B-124.023 – Qualification for Student Loan Not Contingent on Purchase of Insurance from Insurance Company
69B-124.024 – Disclosure Form
69B-124.025 – Readability of Statement

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing

June 15, 2016 @ 10:00 a.m.

Room 139,
Larson Building,
200 E. Gaines Street,
Tallahassee, Florida

Summary:

Rules 69B-124.021, 69B-124.022, 69B-124.023, 69B-124.024, and 69B-124.025, F.A.C., are being repealed.

Contact Attorney

Division of Agent & Agency Services,
Bureau of Invesitgations,
Ray Wenger (850)413-5605 or
ray.wenger@myfloridacfo.com

Karniewicz