RULE NO.: RULE TITLE:
69B-220.051: Conduct of Public Adjusters
69B-220.201: Ethical Requirements
PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The purpose of the proposed amendments is to update the rules and incorporate recent legislative changes to Part VI of Chapter 626, F.S.
SUBJECT AREA TO BE ADDRESSED: The proposed changes to Rule 69B-220.051, F.A.C., clarify the responsibilities and requirements of public adjusters and public adjuster apprentices, specify the terms and conditions of contracts, require the license number on advertisements, and prescribe practices to ensure fair dealing between public adjusters and claimants. The proposed changes to Rule 69B-220.201, F.A.C., update the code of ethics for all adjusters, delete provisions that reiterate or paraphrase statutory material, and clarify the responsibilities and requirements of all adjusters.
RULEMAKING AUTHORITY: 624.308(1), 626.878, 626.9611(1) FS.
LAW IMPLEMENTED: 624.307(1), 626.015(1), 626.112(1)(a), (3), 626.611, 626.621, 626.852(2), 626.854, 626.8541, 626.858, 626.859, 626.864, 626.865(2), 626.8651, 626.8695(4), 626.8698, 626.877, 626.878, 626.8795, 626.8796, 626.9541(1)(b), (i) FS.
IF REQUESTED IN WRITING AND NOT DEEMED UNNECESSARY BY THE AGENCY HEAD, A RULE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD AT THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE SHOWN BELOW:
DATE AND TIME: March 22, 2012, 9:30 a.m.
PLACE: Room 116, Larson Building, 200 E. Gaines Street, Tallahassee, FL
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 5 days before the workshop/meeting by contacting: Eric Purvis, (850)413-5659 or Eric.Purvis@MyFloridaCFO.com. 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: Eric A. Purvis, Government Analyst II, Division of Agent and Agency Services, Room 412C, Larson Building, 200 E. Gaines Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0320, (850)413-5659 or Eric.Purvis@MyFloridaCFO.com. The text of the proposed rule is also available on the Department’s website: http://www.MyFloridaCFO.com/LegalServices/ruleHearing/
THE PRELIMINARY TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT IS AVAILABLE AT NO CHARGE FROM THE CONTACT PERSON LISTED ABOVE.