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Title XXIII
MOTOR VEHICLES
Chapter 324
FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
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F.S. 324.242
324.242 Personal injury protection and property damage liability insurance policies; public records exemption.
(1) The following information regarding personal injury protection and property damage liability insurance policies held by the department is confidential and exempt from s. 119.07(1) and s. 24(a), Art. I of the State Constitution:
(a) Personal identifying information of an insured or former insured; and
(b) An insurance policy number.
(2) Upon receipt of a request and proof of a crash report as required under s. 316.065, s. 316.066, or s. 316.068, or a crash report created pursuant to the laws of another state, the department shall release the policy number for a policy covering a vehicle involved in a motor vehicle accident to:
(a) Any person involved in such accident;
(b) The attorney of any person involved in such accident; or
(c) A representative of the insurer of any person involved in such accident.
(3) The department shall provide personal injury protection and property damage liability insurance policy numbers to department-approved third parties that provide data collection services to an insurer of any person involved in such accident.
(4) Before the department’s release of a policy number in accordance with subsection (2) or subsection (3), an insurer’s representative, a contracted third party, or an attorney for a person involved in an accident must provide the department with documentation confirming proof of representation.
(5) Information made confidential and exempt by this section may be disclosed to another governmental entity without a written request or copy of the crash report if disclosure is necessary for the receiving governmental entity to perform its duties and responsibilities. For purposes of this subsection, the term “governmental entity” means any federal, state, county, district, authority, or municipal officer, department, division, board, bureau, or commission created or established by law.
(6) This exemption applies to personal identifying information of an insured or former insured and insurance policy numbers held by the department before, on, or after October 11, 2007.
History.s. 1, ch. 2007-325; s. 1, ch. 2012-219; s. 15, ch. 2015-163.