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Title XXXI
LABOR
Chapter 440
WORKERS' COMPENSATION
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CHAPTER 440
CHAPTER 440
WORKERS’ COMPENSATION
440.01
Short title.
440.015
Legislative intent.
440.02
Definitions.
440.021
Exemption of workers’ compensation from chapter 120.
440.03
Application.
440.04
Waiver of exemption.
440.05
Election of exemption; revocation of election; notice; certification.
440.055
Notice requirements.
440.06
Failure to secure compensation; effect.
440.075
When corporate officer rejects chapter; effect.
440.077
When a corporate officer rejects chapter, effect.
440.09
Coverage.
440.091
Law enforcement officer, firefighter, emergency medical technician, or paramedic; when acting within the course of employment.
440.092
Special requirements for compensability; deviation from employment; subsequent intervening accidents.
440.093
Mental and nervous injuries.
440.094
Extraterritorial reciprocity.
440.10
Liability for compensation.
440.101
Legislative intent; drug-free workplaces.
440.102
Drug-free workplace program requirements.
440.1025
Employer workplace safety program in ratesetting; program requirements; rulemaking.
440.103
Building permits; identification of minimum premium policy.
440.104
Competitive bidder; civil actions.
440.105
Prohibited activities; reports; penalties; limitations.
440.1051
Fraud reports; civil immunity; criminal penalties.
440.106
Civil remedies; administrative penalties.
440.107
Department powers to enforce employer compliance with coverage requirements.
440.108
Investigatory records relating to workers’ compensation employer compliance; confidentiality.
440.11
Exclusiveness of liability.
440.12
Time for commencement and limits on weekly rate of compensation.
440.125
Medical records and reports; identifying information in employee medical bills; confidentiality.
440.13
Medical services and supplies; penalty for violations; limitations.
440.132
Investigatory records relating to workers’ compensation managed care arrangements; confidentiality.
440.134
Workers’ compensation managed care arrangement.
440.14
Determination of pay.
440.15
Compensation for disability.
440.151
Occupational diseases.
440.16
Compensation for death.
440.17
Guardian for minor or incompetent.
440.185
Notice of injury or death; reports; penalties for violations.
440.19
Time bars to filing petitions for benefits.
440.191
Employee Assistance and Ombudsman Office.
440.192
Procedure for resolving benefit disputes.
440.1926
Alternate dispute resolution; claim arbitration.
440.20
Time for payment of compensation and medical bills; penalties for late payment.
440.205
Coercion of employees.
440.207
Workers’ compensation system guide.
440.21
Invalid agreements.
440.211
Authorization of collective bargaining agreement.
440.22
Assignment and exemption from claims of creditors.
440.23
Compensation a lien against assets.
440.24
Enforcement of compensation orders; penalties.
440.25
Procedures for mediation and hearings.
440.271
Appeal of order of judge of compensation claims.
440.2715
Access to courts through state video teleconferencing network.
440.28
Modification of orders.
440.29
Procedure before the judge of compensation claims.
440.30
Depositions.
440.31
Witness fees.
440.32
Cost in proceedings brought without reasonable ground.
440.33
Powers of judges of compensation claims.
440.34
Attorney’s fees; costs.
440.345
Reporting of attorney’s fees.
440.35
Record of injury or death.
440.38
Security for compensation; insurance carriers and self-insurers.
440.381
Application for coverage; reporting payroll; payroll audit procedures; penalties.
440.385
Florida Self-Insurers Guaranty Association, Incorporated.
440.3851
Public records and public meetings exemptions.
440.386
Individual self-insurers’ insolvency; conservation; liquidation.
440.39
Compensation for injuries when third persons are liable.
440.40
Compensation notice.
440.41
Substitution of carrier for employer.
440.42
Insurance policies; liability.
440.44
Workers’ compensation; staff organization.
440.442
Code of Judicial Conduct.
440.45
Office of the Judges of Compensation Claims.
440.47
Travel expenses.
440.49
Limitation of liability for subsequent injury through Special Disability Trust Fund.
440.491
Reemployment of injured workers; rehabilitation.
440.50
Workers’ Compensation Administration Trust Fund.
440.51
Expenses of administration.
440.515
Reports from self-insurers; confidentiality.
440.52
Registration of insurance carriers; notice of cancellation or expiration of policy; suspension or revocation of authority.
440.525
Examination and investigation of carriers and claims-handling entities.
440.53
Effect of unconstitutionality.
440.54
Violation of child labor law.
440.55
Proceedings against state.
440.572
Authorization for individual self-insurer to provide coverage.
440.585
Workers’ compensation group self-insurance fund application disclosure.
440.591
Administrative procedure; rulemaking authority.
440.593
Electronic reporting.
440.60
Application of laws.