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Chapter 626
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F.S. 626.9896
626.9896 Dedicated insurance fraud prosecutors.
(1) The department shall collect data from each state attorney office that receives an appropriation to fund attorneys and paralegals dedicated solely to the prosecution of insurance fraud cases and report on the use of such funds. The data must be submitted by the state attorneys to the Division of Investigative and Forensic Services on the last day of each calendar quarter beginning September 30, 2017, and quarterly thereafter. Data must be submitted for each attorney funded by the appropriation and grouped by case type, including Division of Investigative and Forensic Services insurance fraud cases, other insurance fraud cases, and cases not involving insurance fraud. For each type of case, the data must include the number of cases in which an information has been filed; the number of cases pending at pretrial or intake; the number of cases in which the attorney is assisting in the investigation; the number of cases closed or disposed of during the prior quarter; the disposition of the cases closed during the prior quarter; and the number of cases currently pending in a pretrial diversion program.
(2) The Division of Investigative and Forensic Services must report the data collected pursuant to subsection (1) for the year ending June 30, to the Executive Office of the Governor, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the President of the Senate by September 1, 2018, and annually thereafter.
History.s. 2, ch. 2017-178.