Florida Regulations 6A-22.012
§ 6A-22.012 Expenditures From the Workers' Compensation Administration Trust Fund
|(1)Upon receipt of the completed evaluation report,the
Department shall authorize reimbursement for the evaluation from the Workers' Compensation Administration Trust Fund at a maximum rate of $55.00 per hour,not to exceed $1,100.00 per evaluation. (2)The Department shall expend funds from the Workers' Compensation Administration Trust Fund only:: (a)For vocational evaluations and retraining for dates of accident on or after October 1,1989 through December 31,1993,and (b)For reemployment services authorized by the Department pursuant to Chapter 6A-22,F.A.C.,for dates of accident on or after January 1,1994. (3)The maximum cost the Department shall expend for an approved retraining plan shall not exceed 85%of the injured employee's pre-injury average weekly wages as calculated on an annual basis,which amount shall include: (a)Pre-approved costs for fees,tuition,books and special supplies required by the program curriculum,and (b)Pre-approved costs for board,lodging,and travel at the rate currently allowed for state employees when an approved program requires temporary relocation for participation,or (c)Pre-approved mileage reimbursement at the rate currently allowed for state employees for mileage to the training facility in excess of 50 miles,one-way,using the most direct route from the injured employee's customary residence.Mileage expense will not be reimbursed or paid by the Department when the training facility is less than 50 miles from the injured employee's customary residence at the time of approval for training. (4)The Department shall pay from the Workers' Compensation Administration Trust Fund the direct costs to employers for on-the-job training according to the reimbursement schedule negotiated in the on-the-job training contract. (5)The Department shall not reimburse or pay for any reemployment services independently initiated or obtained by the injured employee without prior written approval from the Department of the proposed reemployment plan recommending such reemployment services,including any expenses associated with retraining or education. (6)The Department shall reimburse travel associated with the provision of reemployment services at a rate not to exceed one-half (1/2)the professional rate at which the services were contracted. (7)The Department shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute involving a claim made against it or the Workers' Compensation Administration Trust Fund for reemployment services,,vocational evaluations,training and education,and rehabilitation. (8)The Office of the Judge of Compensation Claims shall have jurisdiction over claims relating to additional temporary total disability compensation provided in Section 440.491(6)(b),F.S. Specific Authority 440.491(5),(6),(7),(8)FS.Law Implemented 440.491 FS.History �New 7-1-96,Amended 12-2-98, 6-26-01.Formerly 38F-55.015.