RULE NO.: RULE TITLE:
6A-22.002: Rehabilitation Provider Qualifications
6A-22.003: Reemployment Status Review
6A-22.0031: Reemployment Assessments
6A-22.004: Notice Requirements
6A-22.005: Carrier Referrals for Services
6A-22.006: Screening Process
6A-22.007: Vocational Evaluations
6A-22.008: Reemployment Services and Programs
6A-22.009: Employee Responsibilities
6A-22.010: Reporting Services and Costs: Qualified Rehabilitation Provider and Employer or Carrier Responsibilities
6A-22.011: List of Forms
6A-22.012: Expenditures from the Workers' Compensation Administrative Trust Fund
PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The purpose of this rule development is to make the following changes: References to “qualified rehabilitation provider” are revised to “rehabilitation provider,” as the Department no longer is authorized to qualify rehabilitation providers. The following definitions are deleted: subsection 6A-22.001(9), F.A.C., defining Rehabilitation Company; subsection 6A-22.001(10), F.A.C., defining Rehabilitation Facility; subsection 6A-22.001(12), F.A.C., defining Unemployed; subsection 6A-22.001(13), F.A.C., defining vocational evaluator; subsection 6A-22.001(14), F.A.C., defining Vocational specialist. The following rules are to be repealed, as the Department no longer has rulemaking authority for them: Rule 6A-22.002, F.A.C., Rehabilitation provider qualifications; Rule 6A-22.003, F.A.C., Reemployment status review; Rule 6A-22.0031, F.A.C., Reemployment assessments; Rule 6A-22.004, F.A.C., Notice requirements; Rule 6A-22.005, F.A.C., Carrier referral for services; and Rule 6A-22.010, F.A.C., Reporting Services and Costs; Qualified Rehabilitation Provider and Employer or Carrier Responsibilities. The definition of “Labor market” in subsection 6A-22.001(6), F.A.C., is revised. Reference to forms DWC 21, DWC 22, DWC 96, and File Layouts for Electronic Submission for DWC 21 and DWC 22, is deleted in subsection 6A-22.011(1), F.A.C. Reference to “sponsor,” “sponsored,” and “sponsorship” are replaced with “approve,” “approved,” and “approval” respectively throughout. References to “training,” “education,” and “educational” are revised to “training and education.” An “Individualized Written Plan for Employment” is defined in revised subsection 6A-22.001(5), F.A.C., and is added in Employee Responsibilities, revised paragraph 6A-22.009(1)(b), F.A.C.
SUBJECT AREA TO BE ADDRESSED: Reemployment Services – Workers’ Compensation.
RULEMAKING AUTHORITY: 440.491 FS.
LAW IMPLEMENTED: 440.491 FS.
A RULE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD AT THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE SHOWN BELOW:
DATE AND TIME: November 30, 2011, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.; December 1, 2011, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.; and December 1, 2011, 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
PLACE: November 30th, Broward County Main Library, 100 South Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301; December 1st, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, 3101 Maguire Blvd., Suite 249, Orlando, FL 32803-2722; and December 1st, 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Trammell Building, 1313 North Tampa Street, Room 605, Tampa, FL 33602
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 7 days before the workshop/meeting by contacting: Deborah Courtney, 2002 Old St. Augustine Road, Building A, Tallahassee, Florida 32301, 1(800)451-4327, ext. 53367 or (850)245-3367. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT AND A COPY OF THE PRELIMINARY DRAFT, IF AVAILABLE, IS: Reginald L. Watkins, Bureau Chief, 2002 Old St. Augustine Rd., Bldg. A, Tallahassee, FL 32301. To submit a comment relating to the rules under development, please go to https://app1.fldoe.org/rules/default.aspx. The preliminary text of the proposed rules may be found at: https://www.flrules.org/gateway/readFile.asp?sid=1&tid=10486687&type=1&File=6A-22.001.htm.
THE PRELIMINARY TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT IS AVAILABLE AT NO CHARGE FROM THE CONTACT PERSON LISTED ABOVE.