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The 2022 Florida Statutes (including 2022 Special Session A and 2023 Special Session B)

Title XXIX
Chapter 381
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F.S. 381.00318
381.00318 Complaints and investigations regarding private employer COVID-19 vaccination mandates; public records exemption.
(1) An employee complaint alleging a private employer’s violation of s. 381.00317 regarding employer COVID-19 vaccination policies or practices, and all information relating to an investigation of such complaint, held by the Department of Legal Affairs is confidential and exempt from s. 119.07(1) and s. 24(a), Art. I of the State Constitution until the investigation is completed or ceases to be active. For purposes of this section, an investigation is considered “active” while such investigation is being conducted by the department with a reasonable good faith belief that it may lead to a determination of whether there was a violation of s. 381.00317. An investigation does not cease to be active if the department is proceeding with reasonable dispatch and there is a good faith belief that action may be initiated by the department.
(2) After an investigation is completed or ceases to be active, information in records relating to the investigation remains confidential and exempt from s. 119.07(1) and s. 24(a), Art. I of the State Constitution if disclosure of that information would do any of the following:
(a) Jeopardize the integrity of another active investigation.
(b) Reveal medical information about an employee.
(c) Reveal information regarding an employee’s religious beliefs.
(3) Information made confidential and exempt under this section may be released to another governmental entity in the furtherance of that entity’s lawful duties and responsibilities.
(4) This section does not prohibit the disclosure of information in an aggregated format.
(5) This section shall stand repealed on October 2, 2023.
History.s. 1, ch. 2021-273.