RULE NO: RULE TITLE
69B-220.001: Pre-Qualification and Licensure of Emergency Adjusters
69B-220.051: Conduct of Public Adjusters
69B-220.201: Ethical Requirements
PURPOSE AND EFFECT: Section 626.878, F.S., requires adjusters to subscribe to the code of ethics specified in the rules of the Department. Such rules shall implement the provisions of Part VI of Chapter 626, F.S., and specify the terms and conditions of contracts, require practices necessary to ensure fair dealing, prohibit conflicts of interest, and ensure the preservation of the rights of the claimant to participate in the adjustment of claims. The purpose of the proposed amendments is to update the rules and incorporate recent legislative changes to Part VI of Chapter 626, F.S. The proposed amendments to Rule 69B-220.001, F.A.C., define when an “emergency” exists and provide the procedures to obtain an online emergency adjuster license from the Department. 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 and clarify the responsibilities and requirements of all adjusters.
SUBJECT AREA TO BE ADDRESSED: (1) Procedures for obtaining an online license as an emergency adjuster; (2) Conduct of public adjusters and public adjuster apprentices; and (3) Ethical requirements for all adjusters and special requirements for public adjusters.
SPECIFIC AUTHORITY: 624.308(1), 626.878, 626.9611(1) FS.
LAW IMPLEMENTED: 624.307(1), 624.501(12), 626.015, 626.112, 626.611, 626.621, 626.852(2), 626.854, 626.8541, 626.855, 626.856, 626.858, 626.8584, 626.859, 626.864, 626.865(2), 626.8695(4), 626.8698, 626.870, 626.8736, 626.874, 626.877, 626.878, 626.8795, 626.8796, 626.9521, 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:
TIME AND DATE: March 10, 2010, 10:00 a.m.
PLACE: Room 116, Larson Building, 200 East 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, Financial Administrator, Division of Agent and Agency Services, Room 412C, Larson Building, 200 E. Gaines Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0320, (850)413-5659
THE DEPARTMENT’S WEBSITE AT www.myfloridacfo.com/LegalServices/ruleHearing/
THE PRELIMINARY TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT IS AVAILABLE AT NO CHARGE FROM THE CONTACT PERSON LISTED ABOVE.