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The 2018 Florida Statutes

Title XXXI
LABOR
Chapter 440
WORKERS' COMPENSATION
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F.S. 440.3851
440.3851 Public records and public meetings exemptions.
(1) The following records of the Florida Self-Insurers Guaranty Association, Incorporated, are confidential and exempt from s. 119.07(1) and s. 24(a), Art. I of the State Constitution:
(a) Claims files, until termination of all litigation and settlement of all claims arising out of the same accident.
(b) Medical records that are part of a claims file and other information relating to the medical condition or medical status of a claimant.
(c) Minutes of exempt portions of meetings, as provided in subsection (3), until termination of all litigation and settlement of all claims with regard to that claim.
(2) Records or portions of records made confidential and exempt by this section may be released, upon written request, to another agency in the performance of that agency’s official duties and responsibilities. The receiving agency shall maintain the confidential and exempt status of such record or portion of a record.
(3)(a) That portion of a meeting of the association’s board of directors or any subcommittee of the association’s board at which records made confidential and exempt by this section are discussed is exempt from s. 286.011 and s. 24(b), Art. I of the State Constitution.
(b) All exempt portions of meetings shall be recorded and transcribed. The board shall record the times of commencement and termination of the meeting, all discussion and proceedings, the names of all persons present at any time, and the names of all persons speaking. An exempt portion of any meeting may not be off the record.
(c) Subject to this section and s. 119.021(2), the court reporter’s notes of any exempt portion of a meeting shall be retained by the association for a minimum of 5 years.
(d) A copy of the transcript of any exempt portion of a meeting in which claims files are discussed shall become public as to individual claims after settlement of the claim with any confidential and exempt information redacted.
History.s. 1, ch. 2005-198; s. 120, ch. 2008-4; s. 1, ch. 2010-72.