Florida Regulations 69L-5.116

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§ 69L-5.116 Review and Audit. (repealed)

Repealed. (03-09-10)

1) All payroll and claims records shall be open to inspection during regular business hours. To ensure their availability for audit purposes, the records shall be retained for a period of five years. The location of these records shall be made known to the division upon the application for self-insurance and at such times thereafter. The audit is in addition to any audit performed in preparation of the financial reports required by these rules. (2) Each individual self-insurer shall comply with the guidelines regarding questionable claims handling techniques, questionable patterns of claims, repeated unreasonably controverted claims or poor payment practices established pursuant to Section 440.20(15), Florida Statutes. (3) After each audit, a written report shall be prepared with a copy to the self-insurer; such report to be a part of the annual review for compliance with the "Rules for Self-Insurers." Any deficiencies cited by the audit report shall be considered on their merit in determining if there are grounds for the revocation of the self-insurance privilege pursuant to Sections 440.20(15) and 440.38(3), Florida Statutes. (4) If any audit of a self-insurer's payroll records discloses an error which has resulted in the self-insurer making an underpayment of the administration or special disability trust fund assessments, then the cost of such audit shall be paid by the self-insurer. (5) The division shall audit compliance with all requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Program. Specific Authority 440.38(2)(b), 440.51(6)(b) FS. Law Implemented 440.20(16)(c), 440.38(1)(b), (2)(b) FS. History-New 10-1-82, Formerly 38F-5.51, Amended 12-19-93, Formerly 38F-5.051, Amended 5-19-97, Formerly 38F-5.116.