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The 2007 Florida Statutes

Title XXXI
LABOR
Chapter 440
WORKERS' COMPENSATION
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Chapter 440, Florida Statutes 2007

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.

440.10  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.

440.59  Reporting requirements.

440.591  Administrative procedure; rulemaking authority.

440.593  Electronic reporting.

440.60  Application of laws.